"Carmelo was a mentor to me," Porzingis said. "He was a big brother from day one. I texted him to tell him I appreciated that I was able to learn from him. Having him around was important for me. I respect him a lot. I also told him that if he doesn't bring his Rolls Royce with him, I'll take care of it." #Knicks#KnicksNation
This is a sad day but probably best for everybody involved. It meant the world to me as a #Knicks fan that you wanted to be here, you wanted the orange and blue, you wanted The Garden. For whatever reason the team success didn't happen. I'll always be grateful for you and your services. Thank you and best to you, @carmeloanthony 🙏🏼 #MoreThanJustBeingAFan
In honor of the @carmeloanthony trade yesterday 😩 Thank you Melo for your time with the New York Knicks and for always putting on a show with your amazing performances on the court 🙏🏼 I know the stay didn't go as planned, but I want to wish him luck with his new teammates out in OKC. It is going to be one dangerous trio 💪🏼 Looking forward to the upcoming NBA season! 🏀 (Who is your favorite NBA team?) #nyk#basketball#knicks#carmeloanthony#ballislife#nba
It's about damn time the Knicks did the right thing & made a deal to get Melo the fuck out of NY. He literally wasted years here, giving up his prime for a team & fanbase that only disrespected & booed him even though he have you the best seasons you've ever seen in your life time. You Knick fans are absolute trash man, deadass.
@carmeloanthony being traded to OKC puts a smile on my face for three reasons: (1) He's no longer wasting his time and energy playing for a New York Knicks squad that requires him to play supernaturally or for a front office that does nothing but throw shade his way at the drop of a hat. (2) Now ppl will be able to see that Melo has A LOT of good basketball left in the tank. (3) Melo is now surrounded by superstar talent and will have a great shot at competing against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals this coming season. THANK GOD HE'S AWAY FROM THE KNICKERBOCKERS. #InternMediaTalks
Scott Perry is changing the Knicks as we know it.
You might not see it now, but he’s already got a good young core in KP, Willy, Frank, THJ and Baker but add Enes Kanter who’s 36 minute projections are star like and Doug McDermott who’s was only one of 10 players to shoot <450 threes at 40% last season.
The Knicks are now projected to be a bottom 5 team in the nba now Melo has departed and looking at the talent in the 2018 draft class (the likes of Luka Doncic, Michael Porter Jr, Marvin Bagley III etc.) our future is looking much brighter.
You add all of this into an action and add in we play the worlds most famous arena and NYC, we will for sure be a more attractive destination to future free agents. Rome wasn’t built in a day and our fans need to understand that.
Here’s to a promising and fun 2017/18 NBA season and a great future 👍🏾🔶🔷.
Thunder agree to deal to add Carmelo Anthony
The New York Knicks have agreed to trade 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told ESPN on Saturday.
The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick (via the Chicago Bulls) to New York, league sources said.
Anthony, 33, will waive his no-trade clause and his $8.1 million trade kicker to accommodate the deal, league sources told ESPN.
A trade call is scheduled for Monday to finalize the deal with the league office, sources said. Anthony is planning to arrive on Monday afternoon in Oklahoma City to take a physical and be available to practice Tuesday at the opening of the Thunder's training camp, according to league sources.
Anthony would only waive his no-trade clause for the Thunder, Houston Rocketsand Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources said. His no-trade clause will go with him to Oklahoma City.
@espn #trade#carmeloanthony#melo#carmelo#newyork#knicks#newyorknicks#okc#thunder#okcthunder @phresh.royalty
with Melo gone 💔. Which Beasley will come out to play?🤔 Ah man Knick fans I know we all down right now, but I'm telling you things ain't as bad as it seems. If @michael8easley can play like his college days, that makes this team very very tough. #EasyStreet#BEasy#KState
The Carmelo Anthony trade was one of the dumbest trades in history.