New York Knicks News Mix, 7/14/17: Melo Frustrated, Perry 5-Year Deal
Jan 23, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) passes the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks‘ Carmelo Anthony is upset about the latest trade development while Scott Perry signed a five-year deal to be general manager.

The New York Knicks paused trade discussion surrounding Carmelo Anthony, and he’s not happy about it.

Frank Isola of The New York Daily News reports that Anthony is frustrated with the fact that the Knicks have changed their stance on the trade to Houston.

Via Isola:

According to an executive of one the four teams involved in the proposed trade, all sides, including Anthony, are frustrated over reports that Knicks president Steve Mills is having second thoughts. In fact, ESPN reported that the Knicks want the chance to talk to Anthony about possibly remaining in New York, which at this stage in the process seems highly unlikely.

A source tells Isola that Melo was under the belief he was going to Houston. That’s what it sounded like. An odd reunion with Mike D’Antoni was imminent.

Anthony would finally be playing with All-Star teammates, in Chris Paul and James Harden. Now the Knicks are preventing him from that option.


There’s an update on the front office situation for the Knicks.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the Knicks have agreed on a five-year deal with Scott Perry to become the general manager.

According to Sam Amick of USA Today, New York only had to give up a 2019 second-round pick and cash to Sacramento.


John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 Phoenix reports that the Knicks talked with the Suns about trading both Brandon Knight. The Suns wanted no part of dealing Eric Bledsoe.

The Knicks were already linked to Bledsoe along with Ramon Sessions.


Elite Sports NY’s Chip Murphy writes about how Carmelo Anthony needs to keep pushing for a trade to Houston.

Elite Sports NY’s Charles Hart talks about what a perfect fit Scott Perry is for the job of general manager, but questions whether New York will let him do his job.

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