Feb 7, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) grabs a rebound against the Denver Nuggets during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks' Carmelo Anthony unlikely to be dealt

With just nine days remaining until the 2014 NBA Trade Deadline comes and goes, all eyes will be on the New York Knicks to see if James Dolan’s team will become buyers or sellers.

All eyes will also be on Knicks’ superstar Carmelo Anthony.

Feb 9, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots the ball as Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) defends during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

While it is about a 50-50 split among Knicks fans on whether or not they feel like Anthony should be moved at the deadline, it doesn’t appear that Melo is going anywhere.

According to Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio, the Knicks’ struggles are fueling talk that Anthony could be moved at the deadline but league sources say that seems considerably less likely and Melo will remain a Knick at least until the end of the season.

In addition, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that there’s “no chance” the Knicks will trade Melo before the deadline.

That was the likely scenario anyway as even if they wanted to move Anthony, which there are still some whispers that they want to, he is almost impossible to trade due to his enormous salary and impending free agency.

I also looked at yesterday the fact that the Knicks want to be buyers at the deadline and want to bring in an All-Star caliber player to pair with Melo.

However given their lack of valuable trade assets, they are going to find that to be a challenge as well.

At the end of the day I don’t envision Knicks’ general manager Steve Mills doing too much that will either improve this team or blow it up.

However it seems more likely that Anthony will be in blue and orange for the rest of the season.

After that the Melo drama will really heat up.

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