If Carmelo Goes To New York, That Could Be A Problem In The East!!!
Written by Urban Mogul Life on December 16, 2010
Word has it Carmelo Anthony would like to get the ball rolling with all the trade talk surrounding him going out East. Not only does he want to be a part of the new and improved New York Knicks, he wants to make a move now!!!
With the Knicks playing the best basketball that they have in almost a decade, the addition of Melo would definitely be a problem for the Eastern Conference’s elite teams such as the Celtics as well as Orlando and the Streaking Miami Heat, that seemed to have finally found the winning formula they need to go deep into the playoffs, currently on a 10 game winning streak as we speak!
After turning down a 3 year $65 million dollar extension this past summer it became clear Melo wanted to keep his options open. When asked recently did he want to remain in Denver he stated:
“If you’re in any place for eight years, that’s going to be home. That’s what you call home,” said Anthony, who has led the Nuggets to the playoffs in each of his seven seasons. “This community has embraced me like I was one of their own. So, of course”.
But, Anthony made it clear the importance of a contract extension, especially with the collective bargaining agreement expiring next summer. The NBA wants major salary cuts in the next deal.
New Jersey is also turning up the heat in pursuing Anthony pretty much ready to do an overhaul to their current roster to get him.