Carmelo Anthony rules out linking up with close friend

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New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony has rubbished reports linking him with a move to the Los Angeles Clippers.

ESPN had suggested the Knicks and the Clippers had held talks regarding a potential swap deal that would see Anthony move to the Staples Center with Blake Griffin going in the opposite direction.

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers labelled rumours of a possible swap deal as 'stupid'.

And Anthony used the exact same word to describe ESPN's report linking him with a move away from Madison Square Garden in the near future.

It was being suggested that Anthony would be keen on moving to the Clippers in order to join up with close friend and USA teammate Chris Paul, however this appears to not be the case.

Anthony, speaking to Slam Online, said: “Coming up, everybody talks about it. It started from back in the USA team. We laugh and joke about it. It just so happened that them three guys did it. It happens.

“Everybody always say they want to play with this guy or play with that guy. Me and Chris have been rumored to play together since he came in the NBA. There’s always trade rumors to try and get us together. It never happened. … It was stupid and silly.”

Anthony was in sensational form for the New York Knicks on Sunday night as he scored 19 points and claimed five assists in his side's 92-80 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

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