Knicks to try to lock up Carmelo long-term?

Carmelo Anthony has one more season before he can opt-out of his contract with the Knicks, and the team may try to lock him up long-term before he even gets the choice.

Carmelo Anthony“It’s really premature to talk about that,” Knicks GM Glen Grunwald said Tuesday, according to SNY’s Adam Zagoria. “But we obviously love Carmelo. We think he’s great for New York and New York’s great for him.

With reports coming out that the Lakers are interested in Carmelo come next offseason, the Knicks will want to secure their franchise player before other teams can get to him.

“We see it being a long-term successful partnership with him as we go forward but right now it’s just too early to say anything other than to say we’re looking forward to this coming season,” Grunwald said.

But Melo won’t give his contract a thought. Not yet, at least.

“I can’t think about that right now,” Anthony said May 20, the day after the season ended, Zagoria reported. “That would be selfish on my part to sit back and think about a situation like that, think about something like that. When that time comes I’ll deal with it. Right now, it’s all about getting better myself, as a team  and moving forward.”

An extension cannot be signed until February 22, 2014 at the earliest, which is three years after the last extension.




105 comments
hockeyfn91
hockeyfn91

Who cares.... LETS DROP THE PUCK!!! 

Mario Gazzaneo
Mario Gazzaneo

Wait, so now they only purchased 10% and need the backing for the rest?? What happens in 2 yrs when they dont have the money?? Does Wang get to keep them?? Christ can anything with this team be simple other than JT being the best hockey player!!

chrisredux
chrisredux

BRING BACK SPANO CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCALP BRING BACK SPANO CLAP CALP CLAPCLAPCLAP

tonelli27
tonelli27

Almost makes you wish for john spano.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@chrisredux if only he didnt bounce those bank notes. If only.

chrisredux
chrisredux

@jepliberty @chrisredux yea, was sick for most of summer..how ya been

Don22
Don22

@tonelli27 Unfortunately his issues aren't just the Islanders problems.  He's been indicted a few more times since and I recall seeing him getting nailed again just recently.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@dkdk i say bring back harold ballard, now that was a piece of work!

tonelli27
tonelli27

@chrisredux he had heart and unfortunately a healthy dose of larceny too.

dkdk
dkdk

Old Man Wirtz?

tonelli27
tonelli27

@dkdk george "papa bear"halas, charles comisky, georgie steinnbrener.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@chrisredux some on this blog wang can do no wrong but that's another story.

dkdk
dkdk

Our boy is right on that Mount Rushmore

tonelli27
tonelli27

@dkdk wonder if mount rushmore has a killer food court dk. You cant have anything without it. You know a lafrrieda steak sandwich is more important than a good product.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@jepliberty we'll eventually get a new owner jep once the wang merry-go-round stops. If it does that is.

dkdk
dkdk

Well that goes without saying Vic

jepliberty
jepliberty

@tonelli27 

Yean Vic but not holding my breatyh for it you never know what the old scammaster wang may have up his sleeve a real sly one he is.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@dkdk was watching lots of youtube vids on the pre cup isles dk. Billy harris ot winner vs the habs in the 1977 playoffs hab. You know dk i was game 6 at nvmc .They outshot the canadians 32-19 but lost 2-1! And although kenny dryden wasn't always called upon to stand on his head he did that night. Fun times, thats when i became a regular at the barn, that year. Loved those guys.

dkdk
dkdk

Yep I always said they should have honored that 75 team in some way. They put us on the map.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@bammer26 @dkdk @jepliberty evening jents catch ya later. Potvin-to trots-back up high to stefan-gillies in front of the net-back in the circle to trots- in the slot to bossy! Islanders goal!

Don22
Don22

@dkdk Unfortunately that time seems to have passed.  Aside from the guys with their banners in the rafters, most fans these days have no idea about that team.  Heck, I was only 5 years old then myself.  But I have followed the team all my life and made it my place to know a little about the history.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@dkdk dk that was the "slapshot" era of the nhl. Frontier justice, western canadian tough guys, it was intense hockey and it was awesome.

bammer26
bammer26

@dkdk - Evening dk, Vic...


Wang makes Ballard and Clancy look like quire boys..the Only thing Wangster is missing is a bunker type suite like the two boys had in old Maple Leaf Gardens..

bammer26
bammer26

@tonelli27 - Remember big Jerry Korab for the Kings, and Harold Snepps for the Canucks? A couple of big bruising Dmen who could move a pile, and drop em if needed. Both were good skaters for big guys..

bammer26
bammer26

@tonelli27 - For sure. More cement heads on a fourth line back then than you could shake your Koho at...LOL

tonelli27
tonelli27

@bammer26 yo bammer speaking of tough guys none tougher than mr langevin.lol.

jepliberty
jepliberty

@bammer26 @tonelli27 

I remember in a Sabres/Isles game Korab did something to Bossy, which he took exception to, either that same shift or the next, as Korab was skating one way, and Bossy the other Bossy way, Bossy left his feet and hit Korab in the face with his elbow, and then Gillies skated over and it went nowhere.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@bammer26 yep i do and the guy i hated most andre "moose"dupont.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@bammer26 it was more than that dk the matchups. Nystrom vs mad dog kelly, shultz vs gillies, wensink vs bobby ny, jim schoenfeld, keith magnuson etc etc.and the broad street bullies vs the russkies.

jepliberty
jepliberty

@tonelli27 

Hey Vic, do you remember the guy at the Coli with the rainbow hair named 'Harpo' they used to chant Harpo is an ahole. lol

bammer26
bammer26

@jepliberty- Good stuff Jep. Korab did play for that loaded Sabres team before heading out west to the Kings..

jepliberty
jepliberty

@tonelli27 

A Orange crud slyrapper. hate him also, love to see him get his arse kicked, like Tucker, and a few others.

bammer26
bammer26

@tonelli27  Oh man, he was one tough SOB for the Flyers. Not big, but just nasty. That '75 Flyers teams was wickedly mean..

tonelli27
tonelli27

@bammer26 yeah i gotta give the devil their due and bernie parent was great but our isles were tough too. Stood up to the flyers, were no slouches.

bammer26
bammer26

@tonelli27 - For sure. Jethro, Howatt, and Thore were the Kryptonite. How about the Watson brothers? I heard that many Flyers kept Aspirin and Vodka in the lockers to take care of any scuffs to the body...

tonelli27
tonelli27

@bammer26 yes the watsons they were like the sutter boys, nasty tough and wicked.

bammer26
bammer26

@tonelli27 - Yep for sure. Ironically Vic, the D Corps. for the Flyers back then was not very big. But, boy did they take the body and then some..

tonelli27
tonelli27

@bammer26 cause bammer they had big wingers no one effed with them.

bammer26
bammer26

@tonelli27 - Yep, Holmgren, "hound dog Kelley", "the hammer Shultz", Billy Barber, Gary Dornhoefer..

tonelli27
tonelli27

@bammer26 and you know the habs too bammer. Gillies lupien, yvon lambert, rick shartraw, larry robinson etc. No patsies either.

tonelli27
tonelli27

Yep the habs had a few tough guys around to protect thei stars. Remember john ferguson?

bammer26
bammer26

@tonelli27 - Remember Gilles Lupien for the Habs? Tough Dman that played for them sometime around '77-79..

bammer26
bammer26

@tonelli27- Good one Vic. Barely remember the name. I think he goes back to the 60-s or early 70-s..

tonelli27
tonelli27

@bammer26 yep and remember old teddy green of the bruins too. Tough old school dude bammer.

bammer26
bammer26

@tonelli27 - How about little Stan Jonothan? Man could he throw them or what...

tonelli27
tonelli27

@bammer26 yes and how about tony twist of the canuckleneads circa 1980s??

bammer26
bammer26

@tonelli27 - He and Bob Probert were just crazy nuts. I saw Twister knock out some big boys. The harder you hit HIM, the more p i s s e d off he got..

dinbigd
dinbigd

@bammer26 @tonelli27  That's how true fighters are measured. Kinda like goal scorers,playmakers goaltenders. You either have "it" or u don't.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@bammer26 and joe kocur too. Absolutely tragic about bob probert RIP.