Rockets’ Carmelo Anthony says he ‘had a helluva experience’ with Knicks
When Carmelo Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks in February 2011, the prevailing thought was he was going to retire with the franchise and contend for a championship year after year.
Unfortunately for Melo, his tenure with the Knicks was filled with drama and disappointment.
Carmelo Anthony is the seventh all-time scorer in Knicks history, but he only made the playoffs three times in his seven years in New York. In 412 games with the Knicks, Anthony averaged 24.7 points while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from beyond the arc.
Melo scored a lot of baskets, but he never lived up to the hype when he arrived from the Denver Nuggets. Still, Anthony says his overall experience in the Big Apple was good and one he will cherish forever.
“Honestly, I didn’t have a bad experience there,” Anthony told Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. “Overall, looking back on it now, I had a great, great experience in New York. Last couple years was a little tough as far as losing and what I had to deal with, but other than that I had a helluva experience in New York.
“That energy with the fans, the team and the players that came through there. My time there, overall, I had a helluva experience. The last couple of years, it is what it is. But, overall it was great.”
Carmelo Anthony’s last days with the Knicks were just bad. Former president Phil Jackson did everything in his power to get Anthony to waive his no-trade clause. From having his close friends bash Anthony through the media, to taking subtle jabs at him on Twitter, Jackson made it known he wasn’t a fan of Anthony.
Melo was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but that experiment didn’t work out at all. The veteran scorer is now with the Houston Rockets. It’s still early, but the Carmelo Anthony era in Houston has gotten off to a bad start as well.
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