Carmelo Anthony: ‘I just want to be happy’ with next team

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The veteran forward expressed that he still wants to play in the NBA as a spectator Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Carmelo Anthony felt right at home Sunday at Madison Square Garden, even as a spectator.

In an in-game interview with MSG Network during the Knicks’ loss to the Heat, the veteran forward expressed that he still wants to play in the NBA.

“I’ve had some great years in this building. I look forward to coming back and playing in this building some more,” Anthony said.

Anthony, who played with the Knicks from 2011-17, was traded from the Rockets to the Bulls earlier this month after he failed to mesh with Houston’s system. However, he’s expected to be released or dealt before the Feb. 7 trade deadline.

The Lakers were rumored to have strong interest but have no plans to create a roster spot for him.

For now, his next move remains a mystery.

“At this point, I just want to be happy,” Anthony said. “I think I’ve put myself in a good, peaceful mind state right now, [being] able to focus in on what I need to focus in on. And whatever’s going to make me happy, then we’re going to make it happen.”

Anthony, 34, averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 10 games for Houston before parting ways with the team.

 

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