Well its official end of the Melo era in NY. Phil told him the Knicks want to go in another direction, haven't been able to win with him. Now Phil has to find a deal but Melo is going to expand that list of teams he'll go to and may even go to a rebuilding situation like the Lakers. I think after today, you can't keep him on the roster, have to take any deal for him inc Rivers, Jamal and a 2021 protected first as stupid as that is for Menlo.
He never should've resigned him to begin with but there are theories out there as to why he did. With that said he came to this conclusion a yr too late at a minimum because he wasted a developmental yr with #kporzee/rebuilding if not 2. As you said you have to trade Melo for whatever is the best offer out there. We probably won't be able to do much better than the Kings did with Cousins...Melo is sunk costs.
Our fans have had such a hard time accepting Melo for what he is and what his value is!!!!
In a way maybe it was best for Phil to have waited until the season was over to come full circle with everything. He should've stayed completely quiet this season, what I'm confused about is why he didn't tell him this when they met around the midway point in the season. Why did he ask Melo if he wanted to remain a Knick?
This isn't all Melo's fault so I hope for the jilted sake ones they realize much more needs to be done, than ridding ourselves of just Melo