Poll: Are the New York Knicks better off without Carmelo Anthony?

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Carmelo Anthony maintained his loyalty to the New York Knicks one day after saying he hasn't thought about waiving his no-trade clause. And he doesn't feel the need to prove that loyalty to anyone, reports ESPN's Ian Begley. But are the Knicks reciprocating that loyalty?

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Anthony hoped management would speak to him directly if it felt as negatively about his future with the team as was portrayed in a column written by Charley Rosen, who has worked with Knicks president Phil Jackson on his books.

Jackson met with Anthony on Tuesday and asked the star forward if he would like to remain with the team, sources close to the situation told ESPN.

Anthony reaffirmed to Jackson his desire to remain with the Knicks, per Shelburne. One source described the meeting as far more contentious than previous sit-downs between Jackson and Anthony, although no specific trades were discussed.

What do you think? Should Anthony stay or should he go? Cast your vote in the poll below!

The Knicks (18-24) have lost 11 of their past 13 games. In the past 10, Anthony has averaged 21.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists on 44.8 percent shooting from the field.