Carmelo planned to skip Knicks camp

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Carmelo Anthony told the New York Knicks he wouldn't have reported to training camp Monday had he remained on the team, longtime NBA writer Peter Vecsey reported on his Patreon page.

"Anthony had notified the Knicks and the Players' Association of his intentions," Vecsey wrote.

Anthony was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for center Enes Kanter, small forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick Saturday.

He told the Knicks he would waive his no-trade clause for the Thunder and Cleveland Cavaliers -- after initially sticking solely to the Houston Rockets all offseason.

Anthony, 33, averaged 22.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in 74 games last season.