Derek Fisher tells Anthony Knicks will be better next year

Knicks head coach Derek Fisher told free agent Carmelo Anthony that the Knicks will be a “better basketball team” than they were last season in order to lure him back to New York (ESPN, July 8).

Anthony has said one of his main goals is to join a team in position to compete for an NBA championship. Anthony met with Fisher, team president Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills last Thursday in LA to talk with the free agent.

“He wants to win, wants to be successful,” Fisher said. “The time I had the visit with him I just shared with him we’ll be a better basketball team because we’ll play the game a better way, play as a team, play with a system and format to allow the game to be easier for him for him and his teammates.

Though the Knicks remain confident in their chances of resigning Anthony, Fisher is unsure about how the meeting went. Anthony has yet to make any decisions about his next step as he’s met with the Bulls, Lakers, Rockets, and Mavericks.

“I’m not sure if it hit home,” Fisher said of Thursday’s meeting. “I guess we’ll find out. Hopefully we’ll find out soon.”




489 comments
samb
samb

I love how these reporters put a % on these free agent signings. What constitutes 85% vs 80%?!

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

WHY ARE YOU STILL LISTENING HERE??  NEW POST IS UP!

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Carl Shorantz@Carl2680 43m

Source told me to wait on the Jack trade because he came close to getting caught by the Russians since he is well connected with them.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Carl Shorantz @Carl2680  ·  37m

I'm close to shutting this thing down...I will not become some laughing stock, don't worry Carmelo will resign though.

bkyguy78
bkyguy78

How much for Lebron's sloppy seconds? Oh, only $129,000,000? PERFECT.

It's like that old Dave Chappelle bit about how famous Bill Clinton is that even the girl who blew him, went on to become famous.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

LeBron doesn't want to play in NY...get over it folks. LOL.....

samb
samb

Chris Broussard just said on espn radio.... A few weeks ago the knicks spoke to lebrons agent and were told there was no interest there from their end

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Broussard said that Phil engaged Philly a couple weeks back to take STAT and Bargs off our hands. However, Lebron's camp had ZERO, NADA, ZILCH interest in coming to NY.

So There.

bkyguy78
bkyguy78

Bargnani & STAT get traded...

#BeforeMeloDecides

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Won't it be funny when today ends and there's no resolution to ANYONE?

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

BREAKING: Carmelo signs with Syracuse; 5 years 0 millions.

dylan
dylan

@samb Agreed. Its the most pointless thing ever. There is either a 100% chance or a 0% chance. The media just isn't getting any info lol. 

dylan
dylan

@JesusBlasTheKnickWay Can't really blame him for wanting to play with LeBron. He wants a ring. Just ask Ewing how tough they are to get. If LeBron goes to Cleveland though, the East is even weaker than it was last year. I don't see Melo wanting to commit to Chicago longterm, and he would be insane to go to the Western Conference. 

samb
samb

Maybe I'm stupid. Someone care to explain what this dude is talking about?

bkyguy78
bkyguy78

This dude is more vague than my girl's pregnancy test...

samb
samb

What's that supposed to mean?

bb_dot
bb_dot

@samb The simple truth is that LeBron simply doesn't care for New York. I don't even think it's a "team" issue. NY is just not his kind of town. Same goes for LA. He prefers the periphery. More comfortable..

C0P0
C0P0

@MeloStat301 LOL. Adidas pulling trade strings. They wish.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@MeloStat301 

Parsons should get a max without question. No other way to possibly dissuade Houston from matching.

bkyguy78
bkyguy78

Thanks Alan for chiming in with useless information...

C0P0
C0P0

@samb His source didn't want him to out the Jack info early. Source is obviously close to Nets Russian crew. Carl broke the Kidd - Bucks story at Real GM 2-Days before everyone else.

bkyguy78
bkyguy78

This was the guy who broke the Jason Kidd news 2 days before it was news. So now he has a cult following of gullible people hanging on his every word. It's even been on NBA TV. No one knows who he is.

bkyguy78
bkyguy78

Give the man $129million I say...

bkyguy78
bkyguy78

And what are you basing that on???

bb_dot
bb_dot

@knegative  "Carmelo and La La Anthony have snapped up a luxe penthouse duplex at the Hit Factory Condominium, the former recording studio where Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, Diana Ross and Notorious B.I.G. all laid down tracks. Penthouses with private terraces at the Hit Factory rent for $14,900-$22,000 per month, according to StreetEasy.com, a real-estate Web site. Condos for sale go for $1 million to $4 million, the site says"


I'm pretty sure it doesn't reek of hot sewage there


bb_dot
bb_dot

@bkyguy78 on 2010 and now. Every other player at least pretends during free agency to be interested in the Knicks and Lakers. LeBron never did.

C0P0
C0P0

@bb_dot @knegative I know the place very well, but NY needs a makeover for the other 90% of the city. 


Man, you take the train to Jamaica - Sutphin/Archer on the E, you better run across the street to LIRR to the JFK Shuttle or die from the funk on Jamaica Ave before you cross the street. LOL


The Subway is terrible in this city.