Carmelo Anthony Reportedly Wants a Trade from the Knicks

by March 14, 2012

As the New York Knicks’ season slowly and painfully flushes itself down the drain, all hell appears to have broken loose. Mike D’Antoni has reportedly lost the team, some in the front-office seem to want Carmelo Anthony gone, and now there’s talk that ‘Melo himself is so frustrated with the state of affairs, that he’s possibly looking for a way out of Gotham. Wow. Per the NY Post: “Carmelo Anthony’s discontent with the Knicks organization became so severe after Monday night’s loss to the Bulls, he told a confidant he preferred to be traded before Thursday’s NBA deadline, The Post has learned. According to a person familiar with his thinking, Anthony’s disillusionment stems most from a belief coach Mike D’Antoni and interim GM Glen Grunwald do not trust him. He is surprised that after all the Knicks gave up to trade for him, he has not been asked for more input on personnel decisions, as Deron Williams has with the Nets. ‘The organization makes believe his opinions don’t matter,’ the source said. However, Tuesday night, a source said Anthony and D’Antoni spoke in an attempt to reconcile their differences and made headway. On Monday night, Anthony only wanted to remain a Knick if he had assurances D’Antoni wouldn’t be back next season. However, Anthony will not make a formal trade request. As The Post reported Tuesday, Anthony was told after the Knicks were swept out of the playoffs by the Celtics last April that D’Antoni would not return for this season. But now Anthony does not believe a decision on D’Antoni’s future is coming soon because D’Antoni and Grunwald, according to the source, are ‘like a couple.'”