Melo hopes Knicks hang up his No. 7
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Carmelo Anthony spent seven seasons as the franchise cornerstone of the New York Knicks and led the team to its most successful campaign in more than a decade during 2012-13, which culminated with a trip to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Now in his first year with the Portland Trail Blazers, the future Hall of Famer acknowledged he hopes to see his jersey hanging from the rafters of Madison Square Garden one day.

"Do I think about it? Anybody would want to get that opportunity if it's there," Anthony told the New York Post's Marc Berman when asked about his number being retired. "We'll see when that time comes. Hopefully, they'll hang '7' somewhere up there."

During his seven-year tenure in New York, the former Syracuse standout averaged 24.7 points and seven rebounds with a 44/37/83 shooting line. However, he failed to win a title and never took the team past the East semis.

Overall, the Knicks have retired nine numbers, including Patrick Ewing's No. 33 and Walt Frazier's No. 10.

Melo hopes Knicks hang up his No. 7
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