Knicks News and Rumors: Celtics, Lakers Expected to Pursue Carmelo Anthony
NBA star Carmelo Anthony may be traded and there is a good chance that he would like it. There’s a chance that the New York Knicks free agent will be a goner even before the season starts. Read on for more details.
The New York Knicks look like they are doing some major rebuilding with the selection of Kriztaps Porzingis as their 4th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. Knicks have also added veterans like Robin Lopez, Aaron Afflalo, and Derrick Williams to their roster. But will their tactics work against the Eastern Conference of Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls or even the Washington Wizards? They will obviously have a tough time battling the star power in those teams.
Anthony’s hefty paycheck may be a big drainer for the Knicks team too. There is a good chance that they won’t be able to afford any other stars now that the player has them strapped for cash. It is also obvious that Anthony is disgruntled with the team’s performance so far, he probably feels that his teammates can’t seem to match his calibre. He also looks more like the lone ranger. He might not have it in him to be a team player given that this team is short of shiners at all fronts.
New York Knicks are giving every indication that they don’t want to retain Anthony either. He is way too expensive to keep this season especially now that they are trying to revamp the team. With him gone, they will be able to afford better talent. But will they let him walk without checking out his game? Only time can tell.
Twenty-two million dollars is a large sum to sacrifice just to get one player and Carmelo Anthony may be ready to walk too, given that the Celtics and the Lakers are looking for stars. The Celtics already have a team of young members like Kobe Bryant to challenge the Knicks. Will they sign the trade off?
What do you think? Can Knicks save themselves if they trade off the one thing working for them? Sound off in the comments section below.
The news was reported by Yibada first.
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