Carmelo Anthony may ask for a trade this season if the New York Knicks fail to land playoffs next season. Read on.
It looks like New York Knicks are going to have a rough season this time. Their star players are already looking out for trades and the season’s just beginning. The Knicks have to come to terms with the fact that Anthony may walkout at any point if they fail to turn this season into a winning season. The poor Knicks are already facing a lot of uncertainity as a team and Carmelo leaving could crash their hopes of ever becoming a winning team. At this point, players as well as, statisticians are beginning to wonder if the off season plays took them any closer to their goal of becoming a winning team.
At this point of time, Carmelo Anthony has the highest player efficiency rating of 21.6 which is way ahead of the next player Aldrich Cole, who is sitting at 18.2. The rest of the team sits barely below the 15 point mark and the team cannot stand to lose good players like Anthony or Cole at this point.
In a recent interview with ESPN, NBA legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier spoke at length about Anthony’s growing urge to go for a different team. “I’m sure Melo wasn’t happy. His future is now. You know, he’s not getting younger. This is going to be a pivotal season for him to see really how he fits into the Knick plans and how this is going to go from here.”
Yibada reports that player’s legacy is just as important as the amount on his paycheck. And there’s the fact that being on the winning team will bring in that much more money. It is also true that playing for the Knicks doesn’t matter as much as it did in the past, when it was an all-star team. Is Carmelo Anthony starting to realize this a little too late? He was one of the top free agents last year. However, it seems that he chose to stick out with Knicks rather than joining other teams in which he had better chance such as the Chicago Bulls or the Houston Rockets.
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