Feb 9, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: New York Knicks unlikely to make any trades


The New York Knicks have had a lot of questions surrounding the future of their franchise surface lately, from drama surrounding head coach Mike Woodson to the ever present mystery about Carmelo Anthony. With Anthony starting to become more vocal about wishing to stay in New York, the Knicks seem to be taking their foot off the gas pedal when it comes to making trades.

While they’ve been mentioned in a slew of rumors from trading away Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr, to acquiring Blake Griffin and Kenneth Faried, the buzz in New York is about to die down. According to Steve Kyler from Basketball Insiders, the Knicks feel good where they are and will likely stand pat at the deadline.

This may bother some fans hoping the team would make a splash, but all efforts seem focused on keeping Carmelo Anthony happy, and blowing up the team could send the wrong message to a guy who seems very willing to sign long-term in the summer.

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  • Marcus Pearl

    Carmelo is leaving. this team needs to go into rebuilding mode

  • keith

    Melo is practically begging the Knicks to do something!

    • Joseph Swan

      Once melo leaves, everyone else will ask to be traded, who wants to come to a team rebuilding.
      Even if its Ny. Dolan is an idiot. The Dolans should sell the Knicks to someobe who cares about the city and not there wallets.

  • Joseph Swan

    The knicks are seriously delusional of they stand pat.
    Melo stated he wanted to see improvement in the roster, by standing pat there are showing no interest to carmelo and he will leave the organization in July.

    The Knicks might as well say goodbye now because he will ve gone , especially if nelo is willing to take less money to win a championship.
    James Dolan is the worst owner in t he nba if he thinks standing pat will keep melo in
    NY.
    My advise is to ask for there money back on season tickets and choose another team to route for.