Knicks president Steve Mills: Carmelo Anthony may stay with team

Carmelo Anthony could be with the Knicks next year... or not

Carmelo Anthony could be with the Knicks next year... or not

Though the New York Knicks have reportedly pressed the pause button on Carmelo Anthony trade talks, new details emerged over the weekend about potential involvement from the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Knicks may or may not have Carmelo Anthony on their roster next season, but a buyout isn't an option. As a result, both the Knicks' newcomer in Perry and the team's president of basketball operations in Steve Mills were forced to cover just about every topic that has plagued the once-heralded franchise this offseason. Anthony, according to ESPN, expects to be traded.

"If there's an opportunity that works for Carmelo and works for us, then we'll look at some kind of trade", Miolls said. Mills said that if a trade made sense he would move Anthony, but he could "easily be part of the team". "If he isn't with us, we will continue to develop our young players".

Multiple reports last week had the Knicks and Rockets nearing a deal - involving at least one or two more teams - that would send Anthony to Houston and create a new Big 3 with James Harden and Chris Paul.

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