After they were rumored to be heading for separation, Anthony’s wife LaLa clarified that she is not planning to divorce the Knicks superstar. While Anthony will remain married to his wife right now, is a separation from the Knicks imminent despite the firing of team president Phil Jackson.

When the 38-year-old actress was asked about her relationship status with Anthony on The Wendy Williams Show, LaLa hinted that "it's complicated." "You know, marriages are tough, and you know that. We all know that. It's filled with ups and downs. We are just going through a time right now,” said Anthony.

No truth to divorce reports

It was earlier rumored that Carmelo and LaLa would divorce after six years of marriage due to the player’s infidelity. The two got engaged in 2004 and got married six years later. They have a son, 10-year-old Kiyan, whom the Knicks superstar adores and loves. She also described the Knicks superstar as an amazing dad.

According to LaLa, she decided not to divorce Anthony at the moment because of their commitment to their son. "We have to set an example for Kiyan and that's what's most important to me,” she said. The actress is not ruling out the possibility of rekindling her romance with the basketball superstar.

Earlier, it was reported that Anthony is having second thoughts about leaving the Knicks because he doesn’t want to be far from his son, who is based in New York with his mother.

It was also mentioned that Anthony was working on a trade to either the Washington Wizards or the Philadelphia 76ers to remain close to his son.

Knicks firm on trading Anthony

While Anthony remains married to his wife for now, he is expected to leave the Knicks via trade. After Jackson was fired, many expect the Knicks and Anthony to iron out their differences and move forward.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that the Knicks will stick with their original plan of trading Anthony and not let him leave via buyout. However, going the trade route will be hard for the Knicks, with Anthony holding a no-trade clause.

Anthony has two years and $60 million remaining on his contract with the Knicks.

With that kind of baggage, it will be hard for the Knicks to find a trade partner. Based on his deal, Anthony’s cap will be at $30.3 million if traded before July 1. If he’s traded after July 1, Anthony’s cap will reach $34.4 million next season and $27.9 million the following year. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics are two of Anthony’s preferred destinations should he get a buyout from the Knicks.