New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony denies that he wants to be traded, according USA Today.
Despite rumors swirling of Anthony expressing his frustration with Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni, Anthony’s agent Leon Rose told USA Today NBA reporter Jeff Zillgit that Anthony does not want out of New York and is not seeking a trade.
A previous report from the New York Post cited a confidant of Anthony’s, who said that the star forward does not see general manager Glen Grunwald ousting D’Antoni anytime soon due to their close friendship. Anthony’s confidant went to say that D’Antoni and Grunwald rarely seek Anthony’s input on player personnel unlike the influence that other stars have on their teams such as Orlando’s Dwight Howard and New Jersey’s Deron Williams.
Currently, the Knicks (18-24) are out of playoff position, having lost eight of the last ten games. Anthony is averaging 21.3 points and shooting just 40 percent from the field.