Mar 2, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts after missing a shot against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at the United Center. Chicago defeats New York 109-90. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: Carmelo Anthony won’t wait until 2015



With the 2013-14 New York Knicks sitting as close to rock bottom as they can get, all eyes aren’t on the Knicks playoff chances but are instead on the Carmelo Anthony watch.

Mar 2, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) dribbles the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

While many feel it is as easy as waiting until the summer of 2015 and surrounding Melo with a couple of stars, it’s not as simple as that as you have to wonder why Anthony would want to sit through another season like this when he has stated that his main goal is to win an NBA Championship.

That appears to be the case as whispers suggest that Anthony won’t be willing to wait around until 2015 and instead will be basing his decision on what the Knicks do this summer instead.

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, even though that stars such as Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo will be available as free agents in 2015,  a plan might not be that appealing to Anthony, as rumblings indicate that the Syracuse star’s camp is only interested in what gets done this summer and not in 2015.

That alone leaves the Knicks in an impossible position as they have very little options to improve their club for next season.

Already over the salary cap for next season, NY won’t be able to sign any major free agents that can help right away.

Trade options are also very limited as the Knicks have nothing of value to offer other teams except rookie Tim Hardaway Jr.

They also won’t be able to improve via the draft as the Knicks don’t have a pick in the first round, in what happens to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory.

Anthony wants to see a plan in place to improve next season before he decides to re-sign or not.

Sadly the Knicks don’t have one.

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  • DanFromMV

    Knicks and the Lakers in nearly the same boat. Not many draft picks, no free agents that can help next year, hoping that a major star or two will join in 2015, and playing 21-40 this year.

    • Louis Harden

      Your star is on his way out and ours is in his prime….. Dumb comment. No one is coming to LA to try and play in D’Antoni’s flawed system.

      Edit: ESPECIALLY CARMELO. why would he ever want to be reunited with that loser coach. He’s worse than woodson.

      • DanFromMV

        Carmelo has 2 choices. Stay in NY and play for $ and never win a championship, or move to a good team (I’m not suggesting the Lakers are it) and play for a ring. He is on the way out if he truly wants a ring. NY with Carmelo is maxed out and won’t win in the next 6 years. Sorry to burst your NY-love affair bubble

  • King & Queen of N.Y.

    Get rid of everybody and keep MELO HES THE ONLY PLAYER SHOWING UP SHITS A DISGRACE to NYC

  • Louis Harden

    These comments and this article are equally retarded. Get rid of everybody?? Like Shumpert who has the promise to be one of the best defenders in the league, or THJ who is essentially one of the best shining rookies of the year? Pure ignorance, please attempt to understand the Knicks before you critique them. Matt Shelter… you and Scott Davis, and that stupid scrub Michael Burke all belong on the same island. Go figure you all write for the same shitty blogs.

  • Louis Harden

    Why are a bunch of morons from Pennsylvania writing all these articles?!?! Now things are finally starting to make sense. If I lived in a shitty state like that I would troll NYK too.