The Knicks went coast to coast on Thursday to let Carmelo Anthony know they want him to stay in New York.
Carmelo Anthony is expected to announce his intentions soon. But where he’ll end up is still anyone’s guess at this point.
Prized free agent Carmelo Anthony visited Houston on Wednesday and was greeted with images of him in two Rockets uniforms.
The Chicago Bulls made the hard sell for Carmelo Anthony and brought their stars along for the presentation on Tuesday.
Here are my most favored scenarios for how the Knicks should move forward in regard to Anthony and the roster over the next two seasons.
Jose Calderon believes he can make life better in New York for Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani. Nobody knows if he will get to play with both.
If there’s one way to change the present and future of the Knicks, it’s by facilitating a superteam in Houston with Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James.
LeBron James singularly orchestrated the Big Three union. And now that he has opted out of his Miami Heat contract, he’s once again the Alpha Male of pro sports. Teams are scrambling to find the proper finances and expiring contracts, flipping over cushions for salary cap coin.
Anthony has been linked to Mark Cuban’s squad — the Bulls, Lakers, Rockets and Heat have also been rumored to covet the dynamic scorer — and Chandler plans to help recruit the 2013 NBA scoring champion to Big D.
Meanwhile, it appears teams are salivating at the prospect of teaming up Anthony and his four-time MVP friend, free-agent-to-be LeBron James.
“I think he’ll take a little less money. I don’t think that’s that big of an issue. Obviously money is important to all of us. But I think Carmelo wants to win.”
LeBron delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word. He’s willing to leave Miami. Just don’t expect him to land in New York.
Carmelo Anthony could very well walk away, yet for some reason Knicks fans will lose their minds, as if any chances they will ever have to win will go with him. How laughable.
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that LeBron James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Miami Heat and become a free agent on July 1.
Melo won’t just be taking his career into consideration this summer. The superstar forward, who has opted out of his contract with the Knicks, says his family’s needs will come into play, too.