Bosh: Carmelo Anthony to Miami Heat is “very, very unlikely”

Keith Schlosser, Lead Writer

According to reports, the Miami Heat are poised to make a run at Knicks’ star forward Carmelo Anthony.

But for that to be financially possible, the stars would have to align (quite literally speaking, in fact). LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh would all have to accept pay cuts (as would Anthony) in order to form a “Big Four” in South Beach.

Carmelo Anthony

Not so fast, says Bosh. The Heat big man says Anthony coming to Miami is “very, very unlikely.” (Wallace, June 12). 

In all fairness, even if the Heat and the Big Three are in fact planning to recruit Anthony, it wouldn’t make much sense for anyone to reveal anything at this point anyway.

That said, perhaps it’s rather telling that Bosh is the one asserting otherwise, seeing as how he (and his potential decision to accept less money going forward) stands to play a part into whether or not it’s possible for Anthony to head down south after all.

Bosh also says that the idea hasn’t previously been discussed. That makes sense. Despite the possibilities one way or another, it would be a hard sell to convince four superstars in their respective primes (Anthony included) to take pay cuts and come together on an already crowded South Beach stage.




39 comments
Mel Brown
Mel Brown

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard....

Kevin Olenick
Kevin Olenick

Listen. People that looking to be the best primetime players usually stay with their current team by resigning. Others that want to title wannabes can go out and join a trio of stars that can give them the most chance to complete their season. But I'm in the middle of the choice between resigning melo or releasing him. the reason i would resign melo because he can be a backup offensive scorer just for some of the teammates on the roster. the thing i would not resign melo because some teammates that are on the roster now don't how to play the game. They lose games just because it can be players mistakes or faults. Young guys need to step up

back to the melo free agency, you don't need four stars to win a championship. sometimes players like stars don't fit well together. guys can get hurt at times. look at the 2012-13 season of the lakers, they form dwight,kobe,nash and gasol which did not work out because players struggle and health. melo needs to be aware that he needs a team that can erase his bad memories and give him a fresh start to win. not a team that he most likely pursues and can get the most money out of it. c'mon

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

The 2008 Celtics took less than a year to rebuild....two months to be exact.

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

Bosh say Melo aint gonna take my money.

ScottE
ScottE

I feel like an old timer. I remember when the news used to report the news, not create it.

sandybgone
sandybgone

Melo would be making a huge mistake if he leaves the Knicks...


Especially when in 2015, the Knicks are primed to spend in FA...


He is 30, so still young enough to win here....AND if he stays and DOES win here, it is possible to become an all time Knick...along the lines of Clyde, Ewing and King

barnaby87
barnaby87

Big if here, but IF phil pursues S&T's, here could be some potential options (for the hell of it).


-Houston (The Obvious)-Lin, Asik, T. Jones, 2015 1st, right to swap picks in 2016 for Melo.  We get cap space in 2015, we'll have 2 2015 1st's, and T. Jones to rebuild


-Chicago-C. Boozer, M. Dunleavy, the rights to N. Mirotic, 2015/2017 1sts for Melo-Knicks basically get crap for cap space, the rights to a good prospect, and 2 1st's


-Golden State (if he would go there)-K. Thompson, D. Lee, H. Barnes, and their 2015 first for Melo and Shump-Knicks get Klay who would plug into the starting 2 hole, Barnes with potential, and Lee to start the 4.  Lee's contract digging into 2015 should give us enough of an edge to snag an additional 1st.  We can still sign another star in 2015 and when Lee comes off in 2016, another star can come.



Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Would be funny if they all agree to opt out to create this Big 4 in Miami and it's just a ruse on Bosh and he gets left out of it so LeBron, Wade and Melo don't have to take big pay cuts.

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Bosh aint coming back, he's getting traded or forced to walk 

or maybe he knows Bron and Wade now wanna make more money if they don't win the title this year 

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

Bosh Spice wouldn't tell anything anyway. lol

ReneNYK1
ReneNYK1

He saying that because it would be a big three and he is left out.

ScottE
ScottE

@pezhao You're wrong.  If he truly wants to win a championship, he'll opt in.  Next year the Knicks will be in the situation the pre-Lebron Heat were in, with Melo a restricted FA.  That means that they can sign who they want and then match any offer given to Melo.  If he opts out, he is a greedy MF who does not want to win a championship.

brookdon
brookdon

I disagree. Melo doesn't fit a need, but you can't turn down a player of that calender. Him and Lebron would be Magic-Worthy

lobcity1
lobcity1

What do you think about the Knicks hiring back to back black coaches?

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@OLDKNICK They want him to stay. He should stop leaving folks hanging and announce that he's staying. Stop the madness Carmelo!  lol

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

@illmatix Melo was the man in Denver and is the man in NY, STAT gladly took backseat 

he wouldn't be the man in Miami he would be a pawn 

zebeto
zebeto

@Brian Webster  thats a possibility ............Dallas would glady take BOSH .since they have enough cap space .........a big 3 of melo,lebron and wade is EVEN SCARIER that the current one .

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

@OLDKNICK @Mel Brown The Miami Heat as well...the summer of The Decision.   Once a team has cap room and a super star things change quickly.

theking
theking

@ScottE @pezhao  somewhat true and somewhat not ... how would he be a greedy mf if he opts out and takes less to stay in new York? if he goes to Miami he would take less and they would win 2 or 3 titles so your last part is incorrect

Ray Jorge
Ray Jorge

@knicksgirl35 @OLDKNICK  You know the deal he wants to be romanced! I don't blame him. All the "BITTER LIN LOVERS" that constantly hate on him need to get their hopes high thinking he might leave to Houston in a S&T bringing back Lin. Only to get let down when he signs a "MAX DEAL" with a slight hometown discount. Can't wait when all the haters have to give the knicks props when were playing in the ECF's next year!!!

buddhabing
buddhabing

@KnickelusKnickleby @OLDKNICK I would miss Aldrich if he left Knicks believe it or not. I thought the kid showed some good things. Might be on the verge of becoming a nice, young big to have on your team.

ScottE
ScottE

@pezhao @ScottE So when the Heat had  a virtually empty roster and signed the Big three that was a rebuild.  That's what we're going to have if Melo doesn't mess this up.

lobcity1
lobcity1

Are you Surprise that the Knicks new coach is well spoken?

theking
theking

@ScottE @pezhao  how could he mess it up tho? if he is willing to take less then they give him 5 years 90 to 100 mill. I don't see stat saying he is willing to take a paycut (in reference to your greedy mf statement) I don't see how melo can mess this up when its not him its on the organization

ScottE
ScottE

@theking @ScottE @pezhao Because of the timing.  We would have to offer him five years starting now.  he'll be on the books next year giving us less to spend on FAs.  If he opts in, the five years start after we sign two max players, or one and role players.  After we do that, we can match any offer given to Melo because he's a restricted FA.

ScottE
ScottE

@Mel Brown @ScottE @theking @pezhao Now that you mention it, i'm unsure, but the fact remains that the time to take a pay cut, or resign would be next year.  Otherwhise, you're strapping your team for a chance to score big.  You know, the team you requested to be traded to.

ScottE
ScottE

@Mel Brown @ScottE @theking @pezhao Think about it, you've got full cap flexibility next year with Phil friggin Jackson steering the ship, and you're either going to leave or put yourself on the books for next year.  He's either greedy or stupid.  Maybe both if he opts out.