After all the fanfare within the four corners of the New York Knicks franchise, Carmelo Anthony seems to be staying after all, at least for now. Knicks general manager Scott Perry expected Anthony to attend the training camp which will start next week. However, they are still open to any possibilities which may arrive soon.

“Look, Carmelo's going to be back here,” ESPN quoted Perry. “Carmelo has always been a professional. That's one thing I've always respected about him.” As the long-time leader in of the Knicks roster, Perry is banking on the ten-time NBA All-Star to set a good example for the young players which “he's always exemplified throughout his career and move forward with him.”

Trade option remains

Though the 2013 NBA scoring champ is expected to arrive at the Knicks training facility next week at the start of training camp, it is an open secret that both camps remain open to a trade possibility.

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Perry revealed that they have been in constant contact with Anthony’s representatives, though he did not divulge any particular details.

In fact, Perry together with Knicks team president Steve Mills and head coach Jeff Hornacek recently met with Anthony. He also recalled having a “very good meeting” at Anthony’s house in Florida.

In that meeting, both camps agreed that should they did not find any suitable trade deal which will benefit both camps, there’s a chance that Anthony will remain a Knick this coming season. Yet according to league sources, the main agenda remains -- finding Anthony a new team. Anthony is expected to waive his no-trade clause if he will be traded to the Houston Rockets.

Reshaping the future

Last Thursday, Perry posted an article entitled “Reshaping the Knicks: Agility Plus Intuition Required” on The Official MSG Blog. There, he admitted the hard road towards reshaping the future of the New York Knicks in becoming a championship contender.

Yet, he failed to mention one name -- Carmelo Anthony.

The Knicks GM wrote that they plan to rebuild the Knicks from the young core players like Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Willy Hernangómez, Frank Ntilikina and Ron Baker. But while he did not specifically mention Anthony in his piece, there are some particular instances he may (or may not) have thought about the 33-year old certified NBA superstar.

Perry suggested that they will pass on a free agent who can boost the Knicks’ chances but wouldn’t fit the team’s long-term strategy. Then there’s the more suggestive thought that if a player “comes our way earlier than expected” who can help develop their young players, “that might be the moment to act.” Talking about Anthony being dealt before the trade deadline expires in February.

Starting role

Though Perry identified the players they would like to keep as part of reshaping the Knicks’ future, Hornacek believes in using Anthony’s talent while he is still around. The Knicks head coach plans to still maximize Anthony’s full potential even with the imminent threat of a trade.

“We’re going to implement certain plays, certain defensive schemes that he’s going to be asked to do. But if you think I’m not going to start him, you’re crazy,” Hornacek said as posted by the New York Daily News.