NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Growing Frustrated With New York Knicks

NBA rumors have been swirling around Carmelo Anthony. As the regular season is coming to a close and the post season is impossible, tempers are starting to flare. Anthony is frustrated with losing games and not making the playoffs. Knowing that his career isn't going to last forever, Anthony wants to be on a winning team. According to the New York Daily News, Carmelo might be willing to waive his no trade clause and find another team in the National Basketball Association.

Last summer, Carmelo Anthony was frustrated with the way his situation with the New York Knicks was going. When he asked to be traded to the team from the Denver Nuggets, he was hoping that management would be able to surround him with a supporting cast that can challenge for a spot in the NBA Finals. Though he has been saying all of the right things to the media, Anthony is clearly losing faith in the Knicks being able to get him the right players.

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson
Phil Jackson [Photo by Stpehen Dunn/Getty Images]When the NBA regular season began, there was a glimmer of hope for Carmelo Anthony. The rookie that New York Knicks president Phil Jackson took a gamble on, ended up looking like the best new player to enter the National Basketball Association. Kristaps Porzingis looked like a legitimate candidate to win the Rookie of the Year award. Since then, though, the 7'3", 230 pound forward has fallen back down to earth due to not physically being able to handle the longer schedule of the NBA.

Whenever Phil Jackson decided that Derek Fisher was not the best choice to be the head coach for the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony still had faith because there were a lot of great options available. Someone like former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau can quickly turn an NBA team around. There's also Golden State Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton. However, it now seems that Jackson is leaning towards keeping interim head coach Kurt Rambis, and that doesn't excite Anthony as much.

New York Knicks coach Kurt Rambis
Kurt Rambis [Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images]Carmelo Anthony still had a bit of hope when the NBA trade deadline was approaching in February. There were reports that New York Knicks management were working fervently to try to acquire Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks. Hes one of the better guards in the National Basketball Association. The Knicks were desperately in need of an upgrade in the back court. Unfortunately for Anthony, New York couldn't make a trade come through because they did not have enough assets.

Things aren't going all that well for Carmelo Anthony with the New York Knicks. It says a lot about his competitiveness that he's upset with the situation. It shows that Anthony wants to win an NBA Championship before he retires and focuses completely on being an entrepreneur. Though he would prefer to do that with the Knicks, Anthony is starting to believe that he needs to be elsewhere in the National Basketball Association if he wants to accomplish his goal.

New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis [Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images]If Carmelo Anthony is willing to waive his no trade clause, then he'll have plenty of options in the NBA. The Cleveland Cavaliers were said to be quite interested in swapping Kevin Love for Anthony. They believe that Anthony and LeBron James can do some damage together. There were also reports that the Miami Heat were interested in bringing Anthony to town so that he can team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and form a new Big Three in South Beach.

Once the NBA regular season ends, you can expect Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson to sit down and have a long meeting. If he doesn't like what he hears, then Anthony can make a trade request from Jackson.

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