Knicks have no interest in trading Carmelo Anthony, according to report

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If the Knicks part ways with their superstar, it will be in free agency next summer.

The New York Knicks will not be trading Carmelo Anthony this year, according to a report by ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Anthony, last year's NBA scoring champion, will be a free agent this summer. The Knicks, despite a two-game winning streak that has them feeling pretty confident, are bad enough that many in NBA circles are speculating whether 'Melo will want to re-sign with the team — and whether the Knicks should bring him back at all.

The Knicks acquired their star via trade the season before he became a free agent in a deal that still vexes some Knicks fans, giving away Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov and a pair of first round picks. That won't be the route they go this year, as owner James Dolan, who takes pride in convincing 'Melo to sign long-term with the Knicks, according to Windhorst, will stick with Anthony until Anthony decides to leave town.

The Knicks are 5-13 so far in 2013-2014, and Anthony is third in the NBA with 25.6 points per game, but he's shooting 43.5 percent from the field, which would be the third-lowest mark of his now 11-year career.

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