Its not looking Good for the Carmelo Anthony Knicks in the 2013-14 season.
Having Carmelo Anthony and his puppet coach Woodson running the entire show the Knicks will have a 33 or 35 win season.
The Knicks 2013-14 $91M cap roster could've had a 35 win season with Herb Williams as the headcoach, and Carmelo Anthony catching a season-injury in the preseason games to be DNP throughout the regular season games.
That way Carmelo Anthony FA value wouldn't have drop down to $12M per. for padding his stats throughout the 2013-14 season to lead his Knicks team to a 33 or 35 win season.
How will Carmelo Anthony explain to the Knicks new president (Wizard) Phil Jackson, that he no longer want to "opt-out" at the end of the season?
When will Phil Jackson select the new headcoach for the Knicks 1014-15 season? before or after July 1st (the Melo decision)???
Since Melo (or no Melo) will be a huge part of 2014-15 season, Phil may make the initial move and hire a coach before Melo opts in or out, to help Melo make the decision to stay or go, and to have that special someone in place to build around Melo, or build without Melo. Whomever PJ hires is going to play a major part in how the new Knicks squad takes shape, offensively and defensively.
my guess is this:
1) Melo will test free agency because he has a huge ego and needs stroking to tell him how great he is, but he will not opt out.
2) Phil will hire new HC before the decision.
Melo want the $$$ on his Knicks final season contract $23.5M (ask La La)
Melo will receive FOOLS publicity if he leave Phil Jax.
Melo will receive somewhat publicity if he signs with a contender.
Phil Jax only want Melo's one year contract (to see if Melo could play at that certain level).
Phil Jax first Knicks priority in the offseason are not Melo, its coaches and PG.