Since we are only weeks away from big decisions being made for the New York Knicks, it will be interesting to see where Carmelo will be playing his NBA basketball next season.
Reportedly, the Knicks are still wanting to retain Melo and ultimately trying to court him by saying they will go after some marquee free agents in 2015.
One of those free agents happen to be LeBron James and ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that LBJ is one of those free agents being targeted by the Knicks:
Jackson’s pitch to Anthony — which sources say he has delivered more than once over the past month — is founded upon the notion that the Knicks will have increased financial flexibility in the summer of 2015 to bring in a marquee free agent to pair with a re-signed Anthony.
Miami’s LeBron James, provided he also decides to opt in later this month and put off free agency for a year, is among the targets the Knicks are telling Anthony they intend to pursue in the summer of 2015.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said on his ESPN New York radio show Tuesday and in subsequent interviews that Anthony and James, members of the NBA’s ballyhooed 2003 draft class and longtime USA Basketball teammates, have expressed the mutual desire to play together before their careers end and will look into teaming up if both wind up on the open market in July 2015.
If Miami’s Big 4 situation doesn’t work out, this could be a possibility…
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