Free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony was spotted putting work in on the court with New York Knicks forward Julius Randle.
On Friday, skills trainer Tyler Relph posted a video to his Instagram account showing Melo working out with Julius Randle. The Knicks signed Randle this offseason on a two-year deal with a third lightly-guaranteed year as well.
This week, Melo worked out with the Knicks during informal five-on-five scrimmages at Columbia University in New York City. It was rumored that the Knicks would’ve reunited with Melo if they signed two big-name free agents this offseason. However, the Knicks missed out on the big fish of free agency and instead signed Taj Gibson, Wayne Ellington, Elfrid Payton, Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock, and Bobby Portis.
Melo was a member of the Knicks from 2011-17. New York traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder prior to the 2017-18 season.
Reports came out on Thursday that Brooklyn Nets superstars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant were pushing their organization to sign Melo. The last action Melo’s seen in the NBA were 10 appearances for the Houston Rockets this past season, where he started in two games.
The Knicks are looking to mightily improve from their 17-65 finish last year. That record tied for the worst in franchise history. Their crosstown rivals, however, should thrive for years to come. With Durant (whenever he returns from his ruptured Achilles injury), Irving, and center DeAndre Jordan, along with shooting guard Caris LeVert, Brooklyn should be contenders in the Eastern Conference for years to come.