Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Mills added the team has no plans to buy out Anthony, and no deadline by which to resolve the matter.
Anthony is owed $54 million on the remaining two years of his deal with the Knicks, who have said they plan to rebuild around a young core of Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Willy Hernangomez and Frank Ntilikina.
One NBA source suggested new Knicks GM Scott Perry could actually help the Knicks negotiate a better deal “than what could have happened because Mills is still learning the league.”
A second league source said he would be surprised if a deal happened anytime soon.
“Phil [Jackson] did nothing but destroy his trade value,” the source said. “I would be surprised if he is traded by the end of December.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.