Dirk: We’d ‘Love’ To Have Carmelo Anthony On The Mavericks
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One week.
That’s how long Carmelo Anthony has until he must notify the Knicks whether he intends to opt out of his contract and become a free agent, according to ESPN.com
The 2013 NBA scoring champion is widely expected to opt out, despite the full-court press put on by Knicks President Phil Jackson and new head coach Derek Fisher.
According to ESPN, the superstar forward would consider signing with the Mavericks, Bulls and Rockets. Anthony has also been linked to the “Big 3″ in Miami.
Dirk Nowitzki, for one, would welcome the seven-time All-Star in Dallas with open arms.
“If Carmelo really would love to come here, we’d love to have him,” Nowitzki told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.
But could Melo and Nowitzki work together on the floor? Nowitzki has no doubt that the two would form a dynamic duo.
“Listen, I think I’ve showed over my 16 years that I can play with anybody,” Nowitzki told the radio station. “The only tough season I think we’ve had was when we had (Antawn) Jamison and Antoine Walker and myself, who are all kind of the same four-men. But other than that, I think I’ve shown over my career that I can play with anybody. You can throw anybody out there.
“I’ll adjust, whether I have to get out of the way or go to the corner more, post up, pass. I’ll do whatever, really, that needs to be done out there for us to win or for this franchise to be a winner.”
Despite New York’s disappointing 2013-14 season, Anthony had yet another stellar campaign. The 30-year-old averaged 27.4 points, 3.1 assists and 8.1 boards in 77 games.
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