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It is reported that every player on the current New York Knicks roster is available for trade talks including Carmelo Anthony, according to Bleacher Report.
Howard Beck has reported that the Knicks will in all probability keep Anthony for now, but rival executives have stated that everyone else is available. It is understood that JR Smith is the most likely player to be pushed towards the exit door.
It has been a turbulent season for the Knicks so far this year as they have slipped to a 5-22 record with rookie coach Derek Fisher struggling to get the triangle offense working with what he has while the defense has been far from solid.
As a result of their struggles on both ends of the court, pre-season expectations of making the playoffs look a long way off and team president Phil Jackson has reportedly decided that he wants to see what he can get for the talent on the current roster.
The Knicks are also short of draft picks in the coming years after this upcoming Draft, and so they will be under pressure to bring in talent to potentially pair up with Anthony moving forward.
Carmelo has dismissed speculation that he will waive his no-trade clause in order to push for a move elsewhere as he insisted that would make him look weak.
The 30-year-old signed a new long-term deal this past summer after turning down the opportunity to join the Chicago Bulls, but many have suggested that he is starting to regret that move already.
The Knicks are full of players with expiring contracts and there has been plenty of criticism shared publicly in recent weeks. As a result, Jackson will need to regroup the entire organisation and ensure that they are moving in the right direction if this season is lost.