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Carmelo Anthony: "It’s my first priority to stay’’

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New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has confirmed that he is not looking to be traded away from his franchise this summer, according to the New York Post.

The small forward, who was sensational during the Eastern Conference’s 163-155 win during the All-Star game over the West this weekend, has been named in connection with a number of different moves away.

However, despite the fact that the Knicks aren’t hitting the dazzling heights predicted of them before this season, Anthony is determined to work things out.

“At end of day, it’s my first priority to stay,’’ he said.

“My priority is to figure it out together. My priority is not to not figure it out. I’ve never been a guy to come into a situation, when it’s not going well, to leave.”

Such words will obviously be music to the ears of Knicks fans, who have had to endure their team stuttering through the season so far, never really doing enough to be labelled playoff certainties, whilst not so dramatically under performing as to receive heavy criticism.

Heading into tomorrow’s clash with the Memphis Grizzlies the Knicks sit a mere two points away from the playoff places but they have lost their last two games.

If they can rally late on and ensure a resurgence in their form then there’s every chance they can make a late bid to finish above 8th, but there’s also the possibility they could miss out, which could increase the chances of the likes of Anthony leaving the franchise.

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