In free agency this summer the Knicks wasted no time in making major moves in an attempt to upgrade their 2015 roster that put together the worst seasons in franchise history (17-65).
NBA veterans whose names have frequented injury reports and all-star rosters with at roughly the same rate such as Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings all signed with the team this offseason.
Now, according to the Knicks’ superstar in residence, Carmelo Anthony, one more all-star veteran was nearly added to the team as well this summer; one that Knicks fans are quite familiar with.
After a practice with Team USA in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Anthony told reporters that the Knicks had “a chance” to sign D-Wade this past offseason, saying that “If it was two days earlier, we probably would have had D-Wade.”
Wade, 34, ultimately left the Miami Heat after 13 seasons to sign with the Chicago Bulls on a two-year, $47 million deal.
Wade and Anthony are reportedly close friends and them two along with LeBron James and Chris Paul have often discussed publicly their desire to play together at some point in their NBA careers.
But alas, barring a few wild trades that would rock the very fabric of the NBA, the ‘Banana Boat Dream Team’ will have to wait at least another few years to be put together.
Bryan Altman is, for some reason, an unabashed fan of the Rangers, Jets and Mets. If he absolutely had to pick a basketball team it would be the Knicks, but he’d gladly trade them for just one championship for any of his other three teams.