New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony sits on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, March 12, 2012, in Chicago. The Bulls won 104-99. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Carmelo Anthony says he doesn’t want to be traded, denying a report that he would welcome an exit from New York.
Anthony also denies there is a rift with coach Mike D’Antoni.
The Knicks have lost six in a row, with Anthony taking much of the blame. The back page of Wednesday’s New York Post ran a headline saying “Melo Wants Out!” The trade deadline is Thursday, a little more than a year after the Knicks acquired Anthony from Denver.
But Anthony calls the report “nonsense,” adding that he’s faced adversity throughout his career and “I’ve never ran from it and I’m not about to pick today to start running from it.”