Seven players in Knicks history have their numbers hanging from the rafters of Madison Square Garden.
Carmelo Anthony would love to be the eighth.
Before his Trail Blazers handed the Knicks their 20th loss of the season on Tuesday night, Anthony was asked if he would like his number retired by the franchise he called his for seven seasons.
"Do I think about it?" Anthony told The Post's Marc Berman. "Anybody would want to get that opportunity if it's there. We'll see when that time comes. Hopefully, they'll hang '7' somewhere up there."
Anthony can dream, but it probably won't happen.
His numbers with the Knicks are solid with 24.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field over 412 games. However, the Knicks only made the playoffs in three of his seven years, and missed them in his last four. And the furthest the Knicks went was in the 2012-13 season when they made it to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
As Berman points out, only NBA Finals champions and arguably the best player to ever play in a Knicks uniform in Patrick Ewing have had their numbers retired.
So it's a probably good guess to say Anthony won't have his number retired in New York. However, the Nuggets have already hinted at retiring his number instead. The third overall pick by Denver was pivotal in leading the franchise to the playoffs for the eight seasons he played there.