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Feb 7, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Denver Nuggets small forward Anthony Randolph (15) guards New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. The New York Knicks won the game 117-90. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony says he wants to retire with New York Knicks

The New York Knicks have said they will not trade Carmelo Anthony during the NBA’s upcoming trade deadline.

That’s a good thing considering the small forward said today that he wants to retire as a member of the New York Knicks.

The potential free agent to be was speaking during the NBA All-Star game media session and told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports that he doesn’t want to go anywhere.

Melo says he still wants to retire a Knick and his first priority is to stay.

Of course, how much of that is lip service? We’ll find out in a few months.

In addition, Melo reportedly said that he wants to hear a ‘legit plan’ from the Knicks brass before making a decision, essentially putting the blame on the team if he is to depart at season end.

And for those of you hoping that the Knicks will have a last minute change of heart and trade the former Syracuse Orangeman star? Melo says it’s not happening as he knows for a ‘fact’ he won’t be moved.

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