New York Knicks News Mix, 8/4/17: Carmelo Anthony Update, Oakley Takes Deal
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JULY 29: Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks attends the International Champions Cup 2017 match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Hard Rock Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

New York Knicks‘ Carmelo Anthony has spoken with the front office while Charles Oakley accepted a plea deal related to the MSG incident.

Carmelo Anthony is changing his tune about the New York Knicks front office. Just two days after telling reporters he hasn’t spoken with the team this summer, Anthony told ESPN the opposite.

In an interview with Scott Van Pelt, Anthony says the front office knows how he feels. The ten-time All-Star stated that there’s been “great conversations” with new GM Scott Perry.

Via Ian Begley of ESPN New York:

There’s been somewhat of a resolution in the Charles Oakley case regarding the incident at MSG.

Ian Begley reports that Oakley accepted a plea deal that “essentially clears him of charges as long as he stays out of trouble for 6 months.”

Unfortunately, one condition of the plea deal is that the legendary Knick isn’t allowed in Madison Square Garden for one year.

Oakley’s attorney says that his client “will be pursuing all civil remedies against Mr. (James) Dolan based on this incident.”

Another interesting wrinkle is that an MSG lawyer asked the district attorney to force Oakley to attend anger management classes. The request was denied.

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