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Report: Knicks have ‘made it clear’ that they will target Carmelo Anthony in free agency

Carmelo Anthony, Paul Milsap and Jamal Murray
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The New York Knicks are reportedly going to target Carmelo Anthony in free agency.

A reunion between Anthony and the Knicks would likely become one of the biggest stories of the offseason. The two sides spent seven seasons together, and some of Anthony’s best years were with New York.

Anthony was named an All-Star in each of his seasons with the Knicks. He even won a scoring title with the team in the 2012-13 season. Overall, the former first-round pick averaged 24.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game during his tenure with the team.

The 37-year-old had a great 2020-21 season with the Portland Trail Blazers.

It looked like Anthony’s NBA career was over at certain points over the past few years, but he has been able to completely kill that narrative. He averaged 13.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 42.1 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from deep this past season.

The Knicks are looking for upgrades this offseason.

They are expected to be in the mix for superstar Damian Lillard if he becomes available. Of course, Lillard and Anthony were teammates this past season. The future looks bright for New York after an encouraging 2020-21 season.

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