NBA Rumors: Knicks Not Interested In Trio Of Former All-Stars

The New York Knicks still have two open roster spots, and training camp is less than two weeks away. There are a number of former multi-time All-Stars still available on the free agent market, but according to Marc Berman of The New York Post, the Knicks aren't interested in any of Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin or LaMarcus Aldridge. 

Any of those three "could serve as mentors for Julius Randle and Obi Toppin," writes Berman. "However, the Knicks don’t see any of those vets as a good fit at the moment."

Melo, of course, played 6 1/2 seasons with the Knicks, and was an All-Star in each and every one of them. But that was a long time ago now, and his last year in New York, 2016-17, was actually the last of his 10 All-Star appearances. 

Anthony has since rediscovered himself as a complimentary scorer off the bench, registering 13.3 points per game for the Los Angeles Lakers last season while shooting 37.5% from three. 

Aldridge played a strong role in a limited capacity for the Brooklyn Nets last season, still able to knock it down from mid-range as always, while Griffin fell out of favor with Brooklyn Nets' head coach Steve Nash as his long-distance shooting dropped off significantly in the second half of the season. 

As Berman notes, Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau "has a history of making his 15th man someone who doesn’t care about playing time." Understandable how that just might not fit with any of Anthony, Griffin or Aldridge.

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