From Marc Spears
The [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] seem to be very bi-polar when it comes the their confidence level that Carmelo Anthony will return in 2014-15 and be with the team long-term. After sounding like they wouldn’t be making a move at the NBA All-Star Game, the Knicks have kicked it into high gear, going from scoffing at trade talks to being in preliminary talks for a three-team blockbuster.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ], all this flexing is stemming from the fact that the Knicks are insecure about how Carmelo Anthony sees them and they want to prove they are committed to putting a winning team on the court right now.
New York is trying to make a deal before the trade deadline to show Carmelo Anthony they’re serious about improving.We’ve heard this as motivation in the past, and it makes a lot of sense. While it’s abundantly clear that Melo loves living in New York, he wants to win there too and that all starts with the front office. A willingness now to get big pieces proves that if Melo re-signs, the team will go out and make free agent waves.
At least that’s the message that seems to be coming across, and it’s far from a bad one for New York to be sending out.
Like I said if we can't pull off deals for the likes of the great Kyle Lowry/Jeff Teague then how on earth are we gonna pull moves 1-2yrs from now?
See my old school David Lee triple double thread for my response
Cliffnote version of a couple previous posts I made in this thread and what present news do we have in regards to this scenario?.....See below
There's some other telling info in this article. I guess Melo isn't really serious about making the sacrifice that has the best chance of paying off. Oh and according to Isola....Carmelo Anthony and his camp are not interested in entering free agency in 2015 and remain set on this upcoming offseason.Anthony will be 31 when the 2015 free agency period hits.
The New York Knicks will likely pitch to Anthony the idea of adding stars around him through trade or free agency.
Anthony could opt into his contract in the offseason but has made it clear this season that he wants to become a free agent.
Melo's camp thinks 2015 is MYTHICAL UNICORNY..<-------I tried to told ya'll it is. What team do you know maxes out a player, then delays the rebuilding a year with limited picks in bi-annual yrs?
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Last edited by Broadway; Mar 05, 2014 at 13:03.
Melo offering to take a Pay cut is a brilliant marketing strategy and he cannot lose.
If no with a decent market offers a MELO max contract he can always fall back on the Knicks take a slight pay cut.
I di not see any NBA offering a 30 year old Melo a MAX 4 year deal. There is just too much young talent in and coming into the league for a team to do that.
After watching what is going on in NY who in the world would want to come here.....We said the samething after Isiah and all we have to show for it was Amare ( that nobody would give a 5 year max deal to ), Chandler ( again Dallas would not pay him ) and MELO who there has always been that winning/making teamates better question...
seems to be we are doomed and that just blows.....for years we could fool ourselves and believe but now even being dillusional is gone.
Listen bishes you have only 1 team and that's who you currently play for or no team at all if you're unemployed. CAA is not a TEAM. It's an agency/marketing firm, be it one of the largest in the entertainment industry but cut the crap talk of "I'll see what my TEAM wants to do as far as planning goes, we'll sit down and discuss things as a TEAM"......
As if you came off some back-to-back and you're contemplating if you should get in some additional practice time until the next gig or as if it's some exclusive Players only meeting held after hella play, amidst a 10gm losing streak.
It sounds so retarded and overplayed.
Last edited by Broadway; Mar 05, 2014 at 15:13.