NBA Hall of Famer and New York Knicks legend Walt Frazier believes Carmelo Anthony shouldn't have his No. 7 jersey retired with the franchise.
Anthony, the seventh all-time scorer in Knicks history, only made the playoffs three times in his seven years in New York. Frazier feels there are a few former Knick players ahead of Anthony on the list.
“Probably not because he didn’t win a title,” Frazier said on SiriusXM NBA Radio. "I’m surprised they didn’t put Allan Houston up there. I’m surprised Bernard King, who is in the Hall of Fame, they haven’t put Bernard up there. So those two guys I think are deserving. Perhaps maybe John Starks. Even the Oak Man, Charles Oakley, but that probably won’t happen with all the stuff he’s done at the Garden. So he’s not held in high esteem right now but I don’t see them putting Melo in there because of that.”
In 412 games with the Knicks, Anthony averaged 24.7 points while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from three. His tenure in New York was filled with drama and the veteran scorer never lived up to the hype when he arrived from Denver in the 2010-11 season.
Frazier is among nine former Knicks with their jerseys hanging in the rafters. The others are Dick Barnett, Willis Reed, Patrick Ewing, Earl Monroe, Dick McGuire, Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere and coach Red Holzman.