|July 13 9:19 AM PT10:19 AM MT11:19 AM CT12:19 PM ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST20:19 UAE18:1912:19 ET11:19 AM CT15:19 - Anthony is remaining with the Knicks, saying he wants "to stay and build here with this city and my team." He made his decision official Sunday with a posting on his website. He writes: "In the end, I am a New York Knick at heart."
Analysis: Anthony explains that he owed it to himself to explore other opportunities as a free agent, but in the end his "heart never wavered." The Knicks can pay the All-Star forward they acquired in February 2011 nearly $130 million over five years. Knicks President Phil Jackson is expected to talk about Anthony's decision later Sunday in Las Vegas, where the Knicks are practicing on an off day at the summer league.
|July 12 5:01 PM PT6:01 PM MT7:01 PM CT8:01 PM ET0:01 GMT8:01 5:01 PM MST7:01 PM EST4:01 UAE (+1)02:0120:01 ET7:01 PM CT23:01 - A person with knowledge of the details says Anthony is staying with the New York Knicks.
Analysis: Anthony has decided to stay in New York after meeting with a number of teams during free agency, the person told The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because no announcement was made. The Knicks offered Anthony a maximum contract worth nearly $130 million over five years. He also met with Chicago, Houston, Dallas and the Lakers, though the Knicks were able to offer about $35 million more than any of them under NBA rules.
|July 10 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET21:47 GMT5:47 2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST1:47 UAE (+1)23:4717:47 ET4:47 PM CT20:47 - Knicks President Phil Jackson says he hasn't heard from Anthony, though expects word from the All-Star forward soon.
Analysis: Jackson says he hoped to get news Thursday, but adds that he ''expected one yesterday and the day before yesterday.'' Speaking to reporters at the Knicks' summer league practice in Las Vegas, Jackson says he has texted Anthony a couple of times since they met last week, but hasn't gotten a response. The Knicks offered Anthony a maximum level contract, worth nearly $130 million over five years, at that meeting in Los Angeles.
|July 3 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET19:17 GMT3:17 12:17 PM MST2:17 PM EST23:17 UAE21:1715:17 ET2:17 PM CT18:17 - A person with knowledge of the plans says the New York Knicks plan to meet with Anthony on Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles.
Analysis: Team president Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills were expected to be part of the meeting but not Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the meeting were to remain private. The Knicks can offer him the largest contract, though Jackson has said he hopes Anthony will take less than a maximum contract.
|July 2 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST23:14 UAE21:1415:14 ET2:14 PM CT18:14 - Anthony visited the Houston Rockets on Wednesday and was greeted with images of him in two different uniforms of the franchise.
Analysis: A day after visiting the Bulls, the New York Knicks' star continued his tour in Houston. A video board outside the Toyota Center depicted one image of Anthony in Houston's white uniform with red lettering and another in a retro red and yellow uniform. Between the pictures was Anthony's logo with the word `Melo' in it. He was wearing his No. 7 in both renderings, despite the fact that current Rocket Jeremy Lin wears that number.
|July 1 11:04 AM PT12:04 PM MT1:04 PM CT2:04 PM ET18:04 GMT2:04 11:04 AM MST1:04 PM EST22:04 UAE20:0414:04 ET1:04 PM CT17:04 - The Chicago Bulls are making the hard sell for Anthony.
Analysis: The Knicks superstar free agent arrived at a decked-out United Center on Tuesday in a limobus with coach Tom Thibodeau and two other people, a police SUV trailing them. He walked past the Michael Jordan statue, waving to a small group of cheering fans as he went inside.
|June 23 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST19:25 UAE17:2511:25 ET10:25 AM CT14:25 - Anthony ''loves being a Knick'' but is headed for free agency because he wants to explore his options, his agent says. Leon Rose also says that Anthony loves New York and its fans. The All-Star forward had a Monday deadline to terminate the final year of his contract and had informed the team he would do so.
Analysis: Anthony would have earned $23.3 million next season had he chose to play out the final year of his deal. Knicks president Phil Jackson had told Anthony it may be a good idea to consider that, but Anthony had repeatedly said his preference was to become a free agent this summer, and he told Jackson that during a recent meeting in Los Angeles.
|Apr. 15 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET14:46 GMT22:46 7:46 AM MST9:46 AM EST18:46 UAE16:4610:46 ET9:46 AM CT13:46 - Anthony will miss the final two games with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, ending his first playoff-less season and potentially his New York Knicks career.
Analysis: Anthony had an MRI Tuesday. The Knicks said he would not require surgery at this point and would be evaluated in about a month. Anthony will miss the playoffs for the first time in his 11-year career. He has said he plans to become a free agent in July.
|Mar. 27 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET4:10 GMT12:10 9:10 PM MST11:10 PM EST8:10 UAE05:100:10 ET10:10 PM CT3:10 - Anthony scored 36 points as the New York Knicks held off a furious rally to beat the Sacramento Kings 107-99 Wednesday night and move a game closer to the final playoff seed.
Analysis: Anthony also scored 36 points the last time he saw the Kings but now he will move on to Phoenix on Friday. The Suns don't play much defense so he could reward fantasy owners yet again.
|Mar. 26 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET5:01 GMT13:01 10:01 PM MST12:01 AM EST9:01 UAE06:011:01 ET11:01 PM CT4:01 - Anthony scored 29 points and grabbed nine boards in a 127-96 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Fantasy owners can thank embattled coach Mike Woodson for allowing Anthony to play in the fourth quarter so he could score nine extra points to pad his numbers.
|Mar. 22 10:20 PM PT11:20 PM MT12:20 AM CT1:20 AM ET5:20 GMT13:20 10:20 PM MST12:20 AM EST9:20 UAE06:201:20 ET11:20 PM CT4:20 - Anthony struggled in Friday's win over Philadelphia, going 5 of 16 from the field with 21 points.
Analysis: Owners shouldn't be concerned, as even in Anthony's fifth-worst shooting performance of the season, he still put up 21 points, with a big thanks to nine made free throws. He's shooting a career-best 83.9 percent from the charity stripe on the season.
|Mar. 20 9:48 PM PT10:48 PM MT11:48 PM CT12:48 AM ET4:48 GMT12:48 9:48 PM MST11:48 PM EST8:48 UAE05:480:48 ET10:48 PM CT3:48 - Anthony was 12 of 23 and scored 34 in Wednesday's win over the Pacers.
Analysis: Though 'Melo continues to pour in the points, he's riding a brief cold stretch from 3-point range, going 5 for 23 over his last four contests.
|Mar. 15 4:56 PM PT5:56 PM MT6:56 PM CT7:56 PM ET23:56 GMT7:56 4:56 PM MST6:56 PM EST3:56 UAE (+1)00:5619:56 ET5:56 PM CT22:56 - Anthony scored 23 points, and the Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-94 on Saturday, giving them a season-high six straight victories as they prepare to welcome Phil Jackson back to the franchise.
Analysis: The news that Jackson was coming in to run the Knicks' front office has taken New York by storm and fantasy owners can expect some extra pep in Anthony's step with the legendary 'Zen Master' with the club.
|Mar. 12 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST7:07 UAE (+1)04:0723:07 ET9:07 PM CT2:07 - Anthony scored 19 of his 34 points in the first half as the New York Knicks opened a 24-point lead and coasted to their fifth straight win, 116-92 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Anthony's scoring performance was his best since he had 44 in a loss to Dallas on Feb. 24.
|Mar. 7 6:53 PM PT7:53 PM MT8:53 PM CT9:53 PM ET2:53 GMT10:53 7:53 PM MST9:53 PM EST6:53 UAE (+1)03:5321:53 ET8:53 PM CT1:53 - Anthony scored 18 of his 29 points in the first quarter, sending the New York Knicks to a rare easy night in a 108-81 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday.
Analysis: Anthony is averaging 32.8 points in his last 10 games.
|Mar. 1 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST9:59 UAE06:590:59 ET11:59 PM CT4:59 - Anthony scored 23 and grabbed 16 rebounds in Friday's loss to Golden State, but had one of his worst shooting performances of the season, going 7 for 26.
Analysis: Though Anthony struggled to find his shot on Friday, he would seem to bear little responsibility for New York's current 2-11 stretch. He's averaging 31.5 points during that span.
|Feb. 24 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET4:01 GMT12:01 9:01 PM MST11:01 PM EST8:01 UAE05:0123:01 ET10:01 PM CT3:01 - Anthony scored 44 points in the Knicks' 110-108 loss to Dallas on Monday.
Analysis: Anthony didn't get much help from his teammates again, as the next highest scoring Knick was J.R. Smith, who had 15 points off the bench. Anthony is averaging 41.3 points over the past four games - three losses.
|Feb. 22 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET5:25 GMT13:25 10:25 PM MST12:25 AM EST9:25 UAE06:250:25 ET11:25 PM CT4:25 - Anthony scored 44 - his third 36-plus point performance in four games - in a losing effort in Friday's double-overtime defeat to Orlando.
Analysis: Anthony, who matched a season high with six 3-pointers on 10 attempts, is averaging 32.9 points over his last 13 games.
|Feb. 22 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET4:47 GMT12:47 9:47 PM MST11:47 PM EST8:47 UAE05:4723:47 ET10:47 PM CT3:47 - Anthony had another big night in a losing effort, scoring 35 on 13-of-23 shooting in Saturday's defeat to Atlanta.
Analysis: Anthony is averaging 31.3 points over his last 10 games, but New York is just 2-8 during that stretch.
|Feb. 19 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET3:56 GMT11:56 8:56 PM MST10:56 PM EST7:56 UAE (+1)04:5622:56 ET9:56 PM CT2:56 - Anthony capped a 42-point performance with three clutch baskets in the last two minutes, and the New York Knicks snapped a three-game skid with a 98-91 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Anthony remains a subject of many rumors but fantasy owners should keep him regardless since the former Syracuse star was simply outstanding against the Pelicans.
|Feb. 16 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST7:57 UAE (+1)04:5722:57 ET9:57 PM CT2:57 - Carmelo Anthony made an All-Star record eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points on Sunday night.
Analysis: Anthony helped the East rally to a 163-155 victory on Sunday night.
|Feb. 14 5:32 PM PT6:32 PM MT7:32 PM CT8:32 PM ET1:32 GMT9:32 6:32 PM MST8:32 PM EST5:32 UAE (+1)02:3220:32 ET7:32 PM CT23:32 - Anthony says he knows ''for a fact'' the Knicks won't trade him, and says he would be open to staying in New York for less than a maximum contract. Anthony has said he plans to become a free agent this summer. The NBA's trade deadline is Thursday, but Anthony ruled out any chance the Knicks would move him to avoid the possibility they could lose him for nothing in July.
Analysis: New York can pay him around $30 million more than any team, but Anthony says Friday at the NBA's All-Star weekend that money doesn't really matter to him and that his concern "is being able to compete on a high level, at a championship level." The Knicks are 20-32, one of the league's biggest disappointments after winning the Atlantic Division last season.
|Feb. 12 8:53 PM PT9:53 PM MT10:53 PM CT11:53 PM ET4:53 GMT12:53 9:53 PM MST11:53 PM EST8:53 UAE05:5323:53 ET10:53 PM CT2:53 - Anthony had 36 points and 11 rebounds Wednesday in a loss to Sacramento.
Analysis: It took him 28 shots to get there, but the 12-for-28 night was a significant improvement over a 5-for-19 game his last time out at Oklahoma City.
|Jan. 25 10:57 PM PT11:57 PM MT12:57 AM CT1:57 AM ET6:57 GMT14:57 11:57 PM MST1:57 AM EST10:57 UAE07:571:57 ET12:57 AM CT4:57 - Anthony scored a Knicks-record 62 points, most at the current Madison Square Garden, against the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.
Analysis: Anthony set the records when he banked in a short jumper with 7:24 remaining, giving the Knicks a 109-72 lead. He broke Bernard King's team mark of 60 points and passed Kobe Bryant's building record of 61, set five years ago.
|Jan. 13 8:44 PM PT9:44 PM MT10:44 PM CT11:44 PM ET4:44 GMT12:44 9:44 PM MST11:44 PM EST8:44 UAE05:4423:44 ET10:44 PM CT2:44 - Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and 16 rebounds, as the Knicks beat the Suns 98-96 in overtime on Monday for their fifth straight victory.
Analysis: Since missing three games at the end of December, Anthony has been on a roll, averaging 25.9 points as the Knicks have gone 6-1 since the calendar year began.
|Jan. 8 10:20 PM PT11:20 PM MT12:20 AM CT1:20 AM ET6:20 GMT14:20 11:20 PM MST1:20 AM EST10:20 UAE07:201:20 ET12:20 AM CT4:20 - Anthony scored 13 of his 34 points in the third, then put it away with two free throws with 2.9 seconds left as the Knicks beat Detroit 89-85 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Anthony made three straight 3-pointers in a 15-0 third-quarter run were just what the Knicks thought they needed to break away from the Pistons.
|Jan. 3 10:41 PM PT11:41 PM MT12:41 AM CT1:41 AM ET6:41 GMT14:41 11:41 PM MST1:41 AM EST10:41 UAE07:411:41 ET12:41 AM CT4:41 - Anthony scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Knicks' 105-101 win at San Antonio on Thursday.
Analysis: Anthony's performance came after he missed three games with a sprained ankle. It should come as a good sign that he was able to contribute immediately to an upset victory.
|Dec. 25 11:22 AM PT12:22 PM MT1:22 PM CT2:22 PM ET19:22 GMT3:22 12:22 PM MST2:22 PM EST23:22 UAE20:2214:22 ET1:22 PM CT17:22 - New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is playing against the San Antonio Spurs after missing the past three games with a sprained left ankle. Anthony is in the starting lineup Thursday night for New York, which is attempting to end a three-game losing streak.
Analysis: Anthony is third in the league scoring, averaging 26.3 points while also grabbing 8.8 rebounds per game. The Knicks have battled injuries this season to key players like Anthony, Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler while averaging just 94.7 points per game while allowing 99.2.
|Dec. 23 5:21 PM PT6:21 PM MT7:21 PM CT8:21 PM ET1:21 GMT9:21 6:21 PM MST8:21 PM EST5:21 UAE (+1)02:2120:21 ET7:21 PM CT23:21 - Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will be a game-time decision for their Christmas matchup with the Thunder.
Analysis: Anthony sprained his left ankle in New York's 103-98 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday.
|Dec. 19 10:52 PM PT11:52 PM MT12:52 AM CT1:52 AM ET6:52 GMT14:52 11:52 PM MST1:52 AM EST10:52 UAE07:521:52 ET12:52 AM CT4:52 - Despite missing 20 of 29 shots, Anthony scored 29 points in New York's 107-101 win in double overtime in Milwaukee on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The Knicks star is averaging 30.4 points and shooting 44.8 percent in the last five games.
|Dec. 16 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET4:57 GMT12:57 9:57 PM MST11:57 PM EST8:57 UAE05:5723:57 ET10:57 PM CT2:57 - Anthony scored 32 on 12-of-20 shooting in Monday's loss to Washington.
Analysis: Anthony keeps scoring, but it isn't necessarily leading to wins for New York. He's actually averaging more points (26.8) in the club's losses than he is in the victories (25.1).
|Dec. 11 7:47 PM PT8:47 PM MT9:47 PM CT10:47 PM ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST7:47 UAE (+1)04:4722:47 ET9:47 PM CT1:47 - Anthony scored 30 points in Wednesday's 83-78 win over Chicago.
Analysis: Anthony also added 10 rebounds for his 11th double-double. Anthony is averaging 9.6 boards, well above his career mark of 6.5.
|Dec. 5 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET4:32 GMT12:32 9:32 PM MST11:32 PM EST8:32 UAE05:3223:32 ET10:32 PM CT2:32 - Anthony led six Knicks in double figures with 19 points to go with 10 rebounds and six assists in Thursday's 113-83 rout at Brooklyn.
Analysis: Anthony next faces Orlando on Friday. He averaged 26.5 points in last season's four-game sweep of Orlando, including a 40-point effort Jan. 5 that marked the highest effort by a Knicks player versus the Magic.
|Dec. 2 10:25 PM PT11:25 PM MT12:25 AM CT1:25 AM ET6:25 GMT14:25 11:25 PM MST1:25 AM EST10:25 UAE07:251:25 ET12:25 AM CT4:25 - Anthony registered his eighth double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds in Sunday's win over New Orleans.
Analysis: Anthony's 9.9 rebounds per game is a career-best, but it hasn't translated to more wins for the Knicks. Fantasy owners should be plenty happy, however.
|Nov. 29 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET4:47 GMT12:47 9:47 PM MST11:47 PM EST8:47 UAE05:4723:47 ET10:47 PM CT2:47 - Anthony scored 27 points in Friday's 97-95 loss at Denver.
Analysis: Anthony made another return to Denver and was booed practically every time he touched the ball. Fantasy owners, however, were cheering another big effort from the field.
|Nov. 28 9:55 PM PT10:55 PM MT11:55 PM CT12:55 AM ET5:55 GMT13:55 10:55 PM MST12:55 AM EST9:55 UAE06:550:55 ET11:55 PM CT3:55 - Anthony scored 27 points in Wednesday's 93-80 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers.
Analysis: Anthony is averaging 29.6 points over the last seven games, but the Knicks are winless over that stretch.
|Nov. 20 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET4:32 GMT12:32 9:32 PM MST11:32 PM EST8:32 UAE05:3223:32 ET10:32 PM CT2:32 - Anthony had 30 points and 18 rebounds in Wednesday's overtime loss to Indiana.
Analysis: Anthony is shooting just 37.7 percent over his last three games.
|Nov. 9 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET5:54 GMT13:54 10:54 PM MST12:54 AM EST9:54 UAE06:540:54 ET11:54 PM CT3:54 - Anthony scored 28 points with eight rebounds and six assists in the Knicks' 101-91 win at Charlotte on Friday.
Analysis: Anthony is averaging 24.6 points on the season, but he's totaled 60 over the past two games.
|Nov. 1 10:32 PM PT11:32 PM MT12:32 AM CT1:32 AM ET5:32 GMT13:32 10:32 PM MST12:32 AM EST9:32 UAE06:321:32 ET11:32 PM CT3:32 - Anthony scored a game-high 22 points in a loss at Chicago Thursday night.
Analysis: He went just 8 of 24 from the floor and 2 of 7 from outside.
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