Knicks Rumors: Anthony "Forcing" Lin from New York Unfair Slight Against Star

July 28th, 2012 by Gary Davenport Leave a reply »
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has developed a reputation as a petulant superstar on one  of the NBA's most dysfunctional teams.

However, the latest rumor involving Anthony and the Knicks just doesn't make a whole lot of sense and it appears that, in this instance at least, Anthony may be getting dragged through the mud for no good reason.

According to a report by ESPN New York's Ian O' Connor earlier this week, sources suggested that one of the reasons that the New York Knicks declined to match the three-year offer sheet that led to point guard Jermy Lin's departure to the Houston Rockets was that Anthony didn't want Lin on the team next season.

"Melo didn't want Lin back, I do know that," said one source who has extensive dealings with the Knicks and their players. "Everybody in that locker room wanted Lin back except Melo and J.R. Smith."

This rumor may have gained some traction because Anthony called the offer sheet "ridiculous" earlier this month, but frankly, the idea that Anthony had anything to do with Lin's departure from New York isn't any less ridiculous.

Sure, Anthony may not have been Lin's biggest ...

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