Marc Berman of the New York Post reported on Thursday that Knicks brass has had some internal conversations about bringing back an unlikely player — 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony, 38, just averaged 13.3 points and 4.2 rebounds a game for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. He played for the Knicks from 2011 to 2017 and was their biggest star at the time, winning a scoring title and making two All-NBA teams in New York.
While Anthony’s tenure with the Knicks ended acrimoniously, that was largely because of his dynamic with then-Knicks president Phil Jackson. It has been reported that Anthony, an unrestricted free agent this summer, has a good relationship with one major figure still in the Knicks front office.
Anthony looked long in the tooth at times this season, but he can still bring it as a hired gun off the bench. If a Knicks reunion does not materialize, there are other notable teams that may also be in the mix for Anthony.