Clyde you can merge this into the current Melo thread at top of page...
Melo opting-out of a $23.5M season that the "ZEN" Phil Jackson will be incharge of are/is more FUNNIER than Rudy Gay opting-out of a $19M season with Sacramento Kings. Two over-paid JOKERS! LMAO
of course amare and barf did, they suck and have no future in the league after this paycheck, especially amare, some idiot might give barf a contract somewhere
If Melo is not a Knicks next season then big-forwards Amare & Barg will have a 20-7 ending contract season playing 30 minutes per game shooting above 50%, that's without ISO-Melo controlling the ball, and without ball-hogging Melo controlling the head-coach substitution.
There was a reason last season I labeled our coach "Puppet-Woodson" after watching 2 seasons of poor substitution coaching in the 2012, and 2013 playoffs.
Chauncey Billups showed us in one playoff game that Carmelo Anthony has no-skills in playing the PG spot, and has no-skills at leading the point as a point-forward. And for two seasons we watch Puppet-Woodson let Carmelo Anthony play as the Knicks PG, point-forward, and PF. Three positions Carmelo Anthony has NO-SKILLS in performing.
One of the season 2012-13 were save by HOF Jason Kidd playing PG in the 4th quarter of a 82 game season.
Jason Kidd did not perform as the Knicks PG throughout the first 3 quarters of the game.
Kiya dude u are tripping. "No skills"??? A scoring title says differently...40 plus minutes a game says differently...28 and 8 says differently...c'mon man
On October 15, 2013. Dum-Dum Carmelo should have announce taking a pay-cut at the end of the season for the Knicks. Not announce "Opting-Out" during the Preseason games.
And then months later announce taking a "Pay-Cut" as a FA during the All-Star Games!
when Melo found out at the all-star games the FA market in 2014 wasn't looking so good for a high salary star scorer...ha ha ha ha so the title of this thread are wrong.
Melo announce taking a pay-cut during the all-star games for the 2014 FA market. Let's get it right.
Last edited by Kiyaman; Jun 25, 2014 at 12:49.
If Melo is still willing to come back to New York, maybe a contract like this could favor both Anthony & the Knicks...
Bird Rights enabled the Knicks offer a two year deal with player option...
$18 M first year
$19.35 M second year
$20.8 M player option
The additional advantage for the Anthony camp would be having the ability three times before the end of the second year to invoke a trade out of New York... This works well for New York as well as it makes easier to find a trade partner, Melo would select 3 possible destinations for the Knicks to explore trade options and it will get done because it is part of this written underlinings of his contract...
I doubt something like this would be presented as it gives all the power to the player and the league would shy against that happening and also doubt the Knicks' brass has any creative juice to write or present this to Carmelo Anthony in their meetings during free agency trying to lure him back to New York...
Can't we still trade him??? I'm down for starting over. I'm not a new fan, was around for the Ewing era. And YES I'm willing to sit through another rebuilding season