Knicks interested in reuniting with Carmelo Anthony in free agency

Carmelo Anthony has spent much of his career as a member of the New York Knicks and the organization is interested in bringing the veteran forward. Anthony has been on Leon Rose’s radar ever since he became president of the team earlier this year, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. Anthony and Rose have a history as Anthony was one of Rose’s best clients when he was an agent. Most recently, Rose helped Anthony land with the Portland Trail Blazers late last year.

From Berman:

According to sources, Anthony has been on Rose’s radar since taking office in early March. Rose is Anthony’s former primary client at Creative Artists Agency. Other connections include Anthony lobbying for Thibodeau to become Knicks coach in 2014 and newly hired assistant Woodson convincing Anthony to play his best two-way ball in the 2012-13 season.

It also makes sense because the Knicks don’t have a clear starting forward. The Knicks also need a winger after Julius Randle regressed from last season’s depth.

Anthony will be a free agent this offfseason, and while the Knicks may be interested in Anthony, that interest isn’t necessarily mutual. After the Portland Trail Blazers were knocked out by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the postseason, Anthony made it clear that he would like to return to Portland next season, as he feels he has found a home there.

Anthony said he will always appreciate the Blazers as an organization for giving it a chance last year when other organizations were unwilling to do so.