The New York Knicks expect Carmelo Anthony to remain on their roster when training camp opens next week.
"Look, Carmelo's going to be back here," Perry said Friday at the team's training facility. "Carmelo has always been a professional. That's one thing I've always respected about him. I think he can set a good example for the young players. He's been a 10-time All-Star. If he's back here with the New York Knicks, we expect him to be the professional he's always exemplified throughout his career and move forward with him."
The Knicks have been unable to make progress on trade talks with the Houston Rockets centered on Anthony.
According to sources, both the Knicks and Anthony remain committed to finding a scenario where he ends up on another team.
"We've just been in constant contact with he and his representatives and I won't get into (the) weeds of the details of how far or how close we were to any type of deal," Perry said. "At the end of the day, what we set out and what we said (in July was), if there was something there that made sense both for him and the Knicks organization, then we would strongly consider it. Obviously, we sit here today and that did not happen as of yet."