Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks will likely miss the playoffs for the third straight season. The Knicks are currently on the 13th spot in the Eastern Conference standings and seven games behind the final playoff spot.
Anthony was part of trade rumors during the deadline last month and will be part of it again this summer. However, a previous report on the Knicks forward noted that team president Phil Jackson won’t be moving their franchise player.
Nevertheless, Anthony is uncertain about his future in the Big Apple during an interview with the New York Post last Friday. He was also annoyed with some of the same questions that have been asked in the past couple of weeks like whether he’ll be staying with the Knicks this summer.
“S—, I don’t know. I honestly… it’s hard to answer those type of questions when you don’t know what’s going to happen. We still have a month left to the season. To be thinking, ‘Am I going to be on this team next [season]?’ That’s for you to speculate,” Anthony said.
The nine-time All-Star has a no-trade clause in his contract which means it’s his decision to stay with the Knicks or chase an NBA championship somewhere else. Before the start of the season, Anthony was adamant that he will be staying in New York for a long time.
However, the Knicks faltered since having a 20-20 record on January 12. New York has only won eight games out of the last 29 contest. It eventually led to Derek Fisher’s firing on February 8 with Kurt Rambis being named interim head coach for the rest of the season.
Anthony has expressed his disappointment over losing a lot of games in the last three seasons. He has made it to the playoffs in his first ten seasons in the NBA. He’s still in his prime at 31 years old, but the health of his knees are very much in question.
Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia