Carmelo leaving NY?
But Thursday’s front-office shakeup is not really about Mills or Grunwald, the Knicks’ recent past or the season that will soon be underway. This is about Carmelo Anthony, next summer and the summer after that.
Anthony can opt out of his contract in July, and the franchise is rightfully fearful that—despite his public statements to the contrary—he might walk away.
The Knicks are carrying an expensive, capped-out roster, peppered with misfits and fragile veterans. Their window to contend in the Eastern Conference might already be closing.
It would slam shut if Anthony flees next summer. As one rival team executive said of Thursday’s moves: “It was all to keep Carmelo.” The same executive said he believed that, if the decision had to be made now, Anthony would leave.
Edited by magicbalala245, April 14, 2014 - 01:33 AM.