Carmelo Anthony's wife, La La Anthony, said on the Wendy Williams show that the New York Knicks star's top priority going forward is to remain close to his son, Kiyan. Phil Jackson has made it clear that his preference is to trade Anthony this offseason. Jackson said recently that Anthony indicated that he'd prefer to stay in New York. Anthony has a no-trade clause and would have to agree to waive it prior to the completion of any trade. "The most important thing with that is just to stay close to Kiyan," La La Anthony said in a Tuesday interview. "That's my priority, that's his priority. So wherever he ends up, of course we want him to be happy." La La and Carmelo Anthony have had marital troubles
Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni has been named the 2016-17 Coach of the Year, as revealed at the first-ever NBA Awards Show on Monday. After two disastrous stints with the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers, D’Antoni rebuilt much of the reputation he had earned during his time guiding the Seven Seconds or Less Phoenix Suns and turned the Rockets into one of the league’s most successful and enjoyable teams during his first season with the club. It was a complete turnaround from Houston’s disappointing and often unwatchable 2015-16 campaign.
Rather than adding new players, the challenge for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal this summer was always going to be holding onto the luminous talents of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. Neither Sanchez, who is at the Confederations Cup in Russia with Chile, or Ozil have budged from Emirates Stadium. The Daily Mail reports that Arsenal has offered Sanchez and Ozil pay rises of around 20 percent in order to retain its two best players.