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Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks might seem destined for a breakup, however newly acquired capturing guard Tim Hardaway Jr. continues to be holding out hope that his All-Star teammate will stay within the Huge Apple.

“Sure, we undoubtedly need him again – no query,” Hardaway Jr. informed ESPN’s Ian Begley. “Simply having that veteran chief on the market on the ground, a go-to man who can get you a bucket any given second of the sport, it is nice. It is nice to have that. You need to have that. It’s going to be robust for him to go away. However like I say, he has to do what’s greatest for him and his household.”

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Hardaway Jr. allegedly received into an altercation with Anthony throughout his first stint with New York after the younger swingman referred to as out the Knicks star for his poor effort on the defensive finish. Anthony later downplayed the incident, saying he and Hardaway Jr. had “no issues” with each other.

The Knicks have reportedly expressed “a renewed willingness” to maneuver Anthony after formally inking Hardaway Jr. to a 4-yr, $seventy one-million deal on Saturday. Whereas the 12-time All-Star holds a full no-commerce clause, he has reportedly expressed curiosity in becoming a member of each the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Anthony, 33, averaged 22.four factors, 5.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and zero.eight steals on forty three.three % capturing with the Knicks this previous season.