Point guard Jeremy Lin joined the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to the European center Sergei Lishchuk.
Retaining Carmelo Anthony represents a down payment on the present, while leaving the door ajar to a brighter future a year from now.
With a 173-word statement on his website, Anthony smothered any remaining uncertainty about his plans and cemented his position as one of the team’s leaders in the years ahead.
Carmelo Anthony wanted to be a Knick a few years ago, and nothing has changed now.
Carmelo Anthony has made it official. Anthony announced Sunday morning — below the headline “MY CITY, MY HEART” on his website, thisismelo.com — that he will be returning to the Knicks.