New York Knicks News Mix, 8/18/17: Carmelo Anthony Is the Best Teammate, Jamel Artis Signs Deal
CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 23: Carmelo Anthony #7 and Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks walk off the court during a timeout during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on February 23, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Knicks 119-104. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is named Teammate of the Year while Jamel Artis reportedly signs a partially guaranteed deal.

As a member of the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony receives a lot of criticism for his perceived selfish play. One thing that can’t be denied is how great a teammate he’s been.

The NBPA recognized Anthony with the honor of Teammate of the Year for the Knicks.

Kristaps Porzingis has mentioned how much he admires Anthony and wants to continue playing with his friend. It’s not a surprise that he’d be given this award.

Although it’s ironic considering the odds are strong that he won’t be on the team for much longer.

Ian Begley of ESPN reports the Knicks agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with Jamel Artis.

The former Pittsburgh Panther impressed the organization with his play during summer league, so he’ll get a chance to earn that final two-way deal.

Artis will be competing with former Wisconsin Badger Nigel Hayes, who was signed to an identical deal yesterday.

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I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.