Carmelo Anthony has insisted that he doesn't want to quit the New York Knicks, reports cbssports.
The Knicks have been in terrible form and have a woeful record of 3-13 and ESPN commentator Stephen A Smith had suggested that the 29-year-old was ready to walk away from the Knicks.
Smith suggested that Anthony was not willing to stay with the team whilst they were in such turmoil.
At the time, he said: "Carmelo Anthony is gone. Ain't no way in hell he's staying here (in New York). I'm hearing this is it. He's out. Unless the money disappears elsewhere, because he definitely wants to get paid. He's not trying to stay here for this."
However Anthony has denied that he's looking to leave the Knicks and has insisted that the comments made from Smith weren't true.
In response, Anthony said: "I don't know who his sources are, but if it's not coming from me, if it's not coming from people I talk to on a daily basis, which I don't talk to anybody about that -- anybody on my crew, anybody on my team, family, nobody -- then it's just not true."
However, despite Anthony insisting the rumours are not true, the Knicks are in desperate need of a victory when they take on the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.
The match, which takes place at the Barclays Center, will see two of the most out of forms team in the Atlantic Division go head-to-head. Something will have to give as the two teams battle it out for a vital win.