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Melo to Knicks fan: 'You are stuck with me, buddy'

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During a give-and-take with fans on his Instagram page, Carmelo Anthony hinted that he’s happy with the direction of the New York Knicks and isn't interested in seeking a trade from the team.

In response to a fan questioning how much he cared about the game, Anthony wrote: “Shows how little you know about me. Staying in NY shows that I do care. If I would have left, what would you have said then? 'Oh, Melos wack for leaving. He turned his back on NY'. FOH. You are stuck with me buddy. Deal with it. If you want me gone, I'll personally walk you into the front office so you can plead your case of the Knicks trading me. Hope you have bail money bc they might have you arrested for Disturbing the Peace.”

One fan wrote that Anthony “shouldn’t listen to the negativity” and should “trust the process” because the Knicks are on the right path.

Anthony’s response? “Best thing I’ve heard all day.”

Anthony’s commitment to the Knicks and his opinion of their offseason transactions have been topics of widespread speculation this summer. Anthony will likely address the offseason for the first time this week in Las Vegas during the Team USA minicamp.

When asked by a user why he chose to engage with his critics on Instagram, Anthony said, "This is therapeutic for me."

Porzingis chooses number: Kristaps Porzingis revealed on Twitter that he will wear No. 6 this season.

The Knicks’ rookie had worn No. 46 during summer league because fellow summer leaguer Travis Wear wore No. 6.

Wear will not be back with the Knicks in training camp this season, so Porzingis will get to wear the number, which he wore last season with Sevilla.

Porzingis also said in an interview with the New York Post that he hopes to add 10 pounds to his 232-pound frame before training camp starts.

The rookie said he hadn’t done much weight lifting while at home in Latvia over the last two weeks but started working out late last week with a few Knicks, including Anthony.

“It was great, Carmelo’s a great guy. I’ll be able to learn from him a lot,” Porzingis said, according to the team website. “…. He’s a leader, he’s the superstar of the team, so it’s great being with him, being around him and working out with him.”

MJ slights Phil: During a question-and-answer session in his camp earlier this month, Michael Jordan was asked which coach he’d choose to coach him in one game.

In giving his answer, Jordan slighted Knicks president and longtime Bulls coach Phil Jackson.

"Dean Smith. Fortunately, Dean Smith helped me become the basketball player I am today. Phil was lucky because I was taught the game by Dean Smith," Jordan said.