Echoing Doc Rivers’ sentiments, Carmelo Anthony completely dismissed an ESPN rumor about trade talk between the LA Clippers and New York Knicks (involving Melo and Blake Griffin.) Per Newsday:

Carmelo Anthony never said he didn’t want to play with Chris Paul. But he called the recent report that the Knicks and Clippers might consider an Anthony for Blake Griffin trade “silly and stupid.”

Clippers coach Doc Rivers also used the word “stupid” a few times in reaction the report, which said the two sides haven’t had any discussions.

[...] “Coming up, everybody talks about it,” Anthony said. “It started from back in the USA team. We laugh and joke about it. It just so happened that them three guys did it. It happens.”

“Everybody always say they want to play with this guy or play with that guy. Me and Chris have been rumored to play together since he came in the NBA. There’s always trade rumors to try and get us together. It never happened. … It was stupid and silly.”