Earlier today, New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony officially announced his return to the team with a short letter on his personal website.
After the news had officially spread around the league, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson was able to comment on the signing.
Jackson noted that Melo was the cornerstone of the team according to ESPN NY’s Ian Begley:
Phil: "After 3 months of questions … we are now happy to know that we have the cornerstone of what we envision as a 'team of excellence.'"
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 13, 2014
Welcome back to New York, Melo!
Carmelo image courtesy of Getty Images