He's looking for the most money he can get. Opting out and resigning with the Knicks is that option so he'll take it.
20 mil a year can bring back a lot of good players....I like Melo but I think i'd get 3 very good all round players, for one awesome offensive player. Just my .02...If he gets hurt, you'll realize what i'm saying.
I don't think at age of 34 Melo will be worth $29M/year. I don't buy that "every player has to test free agency at least once in his career" talk. Melo wants more dough and I don't blame him. But I don't think he'll be worth that kind of money. If you asked me, I'd let him go and rebuild. If Melo signs elswhere in the summer of 2015 we'll have $7M in salaries. It gives us $53M to spend.
This sucker chump has always been about his paper....
At the same time this is the greatest news we could possibly hope for. Once he's truly free he can potentially be reeled in by another team. It only takes 1 team to save us from ourselves.
Now here's what's interesting....Dirk/Duncan/Garnett and I think a couple other big names took paycuts so their teams could structure distributed salary elsewhere. This guy knows this is his last time to get paid...
I wouldn't pay Carmelo THAT RIDICULOUS CONTRACT but we bouts to get Allan Houstoned we have a problem!
I'm hoping we can say Good Riddance to this Cancer
Does anyone one of you Melo lovers want to calculate not only Melo's albatross future contract yr-to-yr but the Tax ramifications for the Knicks for the 2014-2015 season?
How's everyone liking that Brags trade now?
This isn't going to end well folks....
I'd be down to rebuild after this year. Sadly I just don't see this team getting it done, unless a major trade goes down....
We gutted a decent team for this guy and now wants more money??? If you ask me, he can go to LA with Lebron and have a three-some with Kobe. Gonna be hard to be cheering for Anthony this season. I'll be rooting for Shumpert and Tim Jr.
Since JR Smith followed Melo here, maybe he can follow him to the Lakers......
-he didn't say he was leaving
-he didn't say he wanted the MAX
all he said was he wants to be a free agent and evaluate things, evaluate his career and the team
I'm hoping he takes less along with the Knicks finding a way to get him a #2
but the fact that you're going to find it hard to cheer for him is crazy
any player wearing orange and blue is worth cheering for except Chris Smith
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Oh I love the "We as fans don't have to worry, it's not our money" stale joke of a rebuttal
The Knicks will be paying heavy Taxes this season and next year once Melo gets his new deal at an alarming repeater rate. Which provides more financial resources for the competition(league), particularly as they look toward those off-seasons when we CTC to all teams. Please step out of your naive bubble and look at the big picture.... short term and long term.
Oh and to correct your line of thinking, that's why Cablevision and MSG cable/ticket rates continue to rise and are amongst the highest in their respective markets. Who do you think pays those prices?
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Knicks were a .500 team before Melo.
With him, we were a slightly better .500 team but still got bumped in the playoffs.
So let's not overrate him.
In 2-3 seasons, I don't believe Melo will be worth that money. He'll be coming down from his prime and will be a very good complimentary player but not a guy you should rely to build your franchise on.
If Knicks don't win this season, trade Melo to a contender for draft picks and try to rebuild around two special prospects in the 2014 and 2015 draft, so we'll have a good team by 2017.
That's WAY better than being a treadmill team until 2017 where we'll have no trade pieces because we held on to overrated for too long.
Sigh, I just really dont want Melo to leave lol.