Anthony’s decision looming

Carmelo AnthonyThe Carmelo Anthony free agent drama has plenty of fireworks on the July 4th. He has max offers from the Knicks and the Lakers with a decision possibly coming this holiday weekend (Isola, July 4). 

Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher met with Anthony in Los Angeles on Thursday and offered Anthony a max deal of 5-years and $129 million.  The Lakers offered a max contract of 4-years and $96 million. The Knicks remain confident that they can re-sign Anthony and want him to recruit former Lakers center Pau Gasol to the Knicks.


It was a wild Thursday for Anthony with Kobe Bryant trying to get back from Greece to help recruit him to the Lakers, with whom he met for two hours. That comes off of visiting the Bulls on Tuesday and then meeting with the Mavericks and the Rockets on Wednesday.

 




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knickfan2
knickfan2

Knick fans, something huge is brewing. Do not be surprised if we acquire K.Love. I know a lot of TKB'ers are not ecstatic about Love, but, keep this in mind...Rambis just took an assistant coaching job with the Knicks while he was in position to possibly getting the HC job for the Lakers. Rabbit coached Love in Minny. Love is already familiar with the triangle. Minny just didn't have the personnel to run it correctly.

Stat's and/or Bargs' expiring contracts are about to come in handy.

johneco
johneco

We're bidding against ourselves if we give Anthony the max.  We can give him 110M, and it will still be way better than what anyone else can give.  It reminds me of the Houston contract.

dylan
dylan

TheNBACentral
ESPN: Carmelo Anthony is expected to accept the Knicks 5 year deal to him within the next 48 hours.
7/5/14, 1:43 AM

chudogz1
chudogz1

If Melo re-signs, we know Phil got something good in the works. That would tell me Melo likes what he heard, if he signs the dotted line.... Hopefully Gasol is on board, not saying he's the best, but he still does his thing... Calderon, Shump, Melo, Gasol n Dalembert is an upgrade from last year! Maybe a trade at the deadline, a few moves and some luck, and were in the playoffs. Go Knicks

Abdul Esa
Abdul Esa

Next summer would it be possible to go after both marc and love if they were FA? Dream team

Jose

Shumpert

Melo

Love

Marc gasol

semperfi
semperfi

Would love some Love on this team along side Melo and Calderon is the perfect PG to get those most out of both, throw in Gasol/Daelambert at center and anyone at the 2 and this team tops the east, would have to move Amare, Hardaway, Shump, Larkin, ? and a 1st rounder, gotta make it worth Minnesota's wild.

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

Bulls fans that troll.....give it up! Melo isnt signin for 17.5 and hes definitely not signin with knee Rose there. Melo only came to your city to eat that deep dish and recruit Noah.

Abdul Esa
Abdul Esa

@rgm891 it's a topic on its self On why I don't drink but as for your post of the knicks being contenders I can see that happening for real... I hope I'm right. I'm a huge knicks fan whose been let down too many times. I need to experience what it feels like to have your favorite team wwinning. I could only imagine ufffffffffff lol. Let's go knicks

rgm891
rgm891

A source close to Anthony said he has confidence Jackson and general manager Steve Mills will make the Knicks top-flight contenders in the future, but was unsure about their ability to upgrade the team for this season. Anthony didn’t want to go through another 37-45 campaign. “I don’t think the money ever was the most important part,’’ the source said. “I think his concern was, could they make the team better this season? He is comfortable in the outer years, but needed to be convinced about the upcoming year.’’  


We going in if Melo resigns. Lets go boys!!!!!

Abdul Esa
Abdul Esa

@Edwin lol I've actually never had a drink in my 30 years in this life. Thank god

edb7777
edb7777

Reading Embiid's tweets to Bron.  That guy is funny.  Hope he stays healthy and has a good career.

Abdul Esa
Abdul Esa

What if lbj chills out until knicks free up enough to sign him be it this summer or later in the year??

charlie duck sauce
charlie duck sauce

@chudogz 

 "... Calderon, Shump, Melo, Gasol n Dalembert is an upgrade from last year! Maybe a trade at the deadline, a few moves and some luck, and were in the playoffs."

They should've easily been in the playoffs last year. That lineup above should get the team a bit deeper into the playoffs.

bblessed
bblessed

Maybe he just needs to play in a system. Last time (aside from the Olympic team) he played system ball was in college.

brookdon
brookdon

No doubt. It's no coincidence that his best ball came with Billups who kept the ball away from him when he didn't need it and got it to him when he did.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@DaGawD. One thing we know is Melo also needs a coach with some sacks. WoodRow has none! Fisher and Phil, along with hopefully Gasol, won't play that crap... Gasol has a high bball IQ, as does Calderon...

chudogz1
chudogz1

@Abdul Esa. Pau Gasol is cheaper than Love... I'm sure Calderon and the Gasol brothers would Love to play together

rgm891
rgm891

@TKBking Lets not go that far. Everyone on the team will be treated as Gods even the equipment manager.  

rgm891
rgm891

@Kvdaone Nah just to play them fools in thinking they actually had a shot. Such a NY move. That includes Houston Mavs and LA.

rgm891
rgm891

@Abdul Esa It would be one of the greatest feelings ever man. Our time is coming!!!

EA23
EA23

@Abdul Esa I was buggin when I read that lol. No disrespect ^^

chudogz1
chudogz1

@Abdul Esa. One can only hope. LBJ already said he only wants a one or 2 yr contract, maybe 2nd year player option! Next year we will have spending cash

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

@Abdul Esa  It could happen. I dont want him in this city tho but it can happen

knickfan2
knickfan2

@knegative, lol. Rabbit was actually Eminem's character from the move 8 Mile. But seriously, my smart phone is to smart for its own good. Spell check is in full effect to the point where it's very irritating. Rabbit should have been Rambis.

ScottE
ScottE

This is Phil being Phil. He's putting it on Melo. That way, if they can't put the talent around him to succeed, Phil can say, well Melo you wanted the max.

chuco
chuco

How old is Tim Duncan and he's still Balling 30 is like his prime

Billy Suede
Billy Suede

@chudogz woodson had balls...until the indiana series which revealed him as being the emperor with no clothes. he completely lost his swag after that and simply never recovered. without melo, the knicks would have been in the lottery. 

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Needs Bron? Lol..maybe needs a wade and bosh in their primes..lol..Melo at least wins one...not sure about two..but def 1.

solar_lion
solar_lion

@TKBking @knegative Who cares about a troll who emphasizes his trolldom with the moniker of Knegative. If you're so salty. End yourself. You weren't missed.

Chris
Chris

@knegative @Mel Brown Your math skills are lacking If Melo gives up a bunch, we are still over the cap. See real problem, (Stat and Bargs)

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

@TKBking @Kvdaone lol...you sayin Phil had Melo playin the secret agent role lmao

EA23
EA23

@Kvdaone @Abdul Esa theyd have to move stat  and  not receive salaries back plus re-sign melo to even entertain that idea.



Chris
Chris

@Sandro Guedes @chudogz Gasol, at 34 is still better all around then Love. 1. defense, 2 passing Love is a better rebounder Love is a better shooter

solar_lion
solar_lion

@Chris @knegative @Mel Brown Yep! But just to be knegative why even bother using reason at all. Just puke some knegative banter in the hopes some of its sticks and makes sense.

solar_lion
solar_lion

@Mel Brown @knegative He has Knegative tunnel vision blinders and can't even think in terms of CBA common sense. Clear sign of a troll.

Chris
Chris

@Sandro Guedes @Chris @chudogz I know thatLove does not play def, he is David Lee with a bigger frame and a better 3 ball. His helpside def consists of sliding weakside low and waiting for missed shots, he has no ball you man positioning, try watching and come back with supporting evidence not little qups