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Knicks could rekindle interest in Carmelo Anthony reunion?

Carmelo Anthony

The New York Knicks’ first attempt to bring back Carmelo Anthony ultimately fell through, but they could be trying a second time come this offseason.

Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reported on Friday that the Knicks will be looking to add a forward who can shoot and lists Anthony as one potential option. Begley notes that the team strongly considered signing Anthony last summer but that he fell out of their plans when they failed to sign the stars that they wanted to. New Knicks president Leon Rose was also Anthony’s agent for many years and “remain[s] close” with the ten-time All-Star.

Anthony, 36, had a revival of sorts with the Portland Trail Blazers this season after almost flaming out of the league. He averaged 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game on 37.1 percent from deep in 50 starts for Portland.

While Anthony’s seven seasons in New York were often up and down, he did seem very open to the possibility of a reunion earlier this year.


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