Carmelo Anthony: I've proven loyalty to Knicks
Carmelo Anthony says the New York Knicks is where he wants to be, despite doubts over his future.
Speculation intensified over the weekend after a source close to Knicks president Phil Jackson wrote an article that claimed Anthony's five-year spell with the side was coming to an end.
His initial response was to suggest that talks should be held if the franchise was indeed pondering his usefulness and he spoke further on the matter following Monday's 108-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
"I think I've proven that," said the 32-year-old regarding his loyalty to the Knicks.
"I don't have to speak on that. I think I've proven that over the years, day in and day out. Regardless of what's going on that's surrounding this team, any talk, anything.
"I've still showed that me being here, coming to work, being professional, got to answer you guys' questions every day, got to deal with you all, I still remain positive about that. I don't think I have to prove that to anybody.
"If they want to come talk to me, I'm around them guys every day. I don't want this to be kind of going back and forth between me and the front office, management, because it's really nothing, I responded to an article that I read. That was that.
"There's nothing between myself and management at this point."