Carmelo Anthony, coming off what he said was the toughest year of his career, said he wants to return to the Knicks, but also wants to win.
“I want to come back. I want to come back. But I also want to win,” he said (Iannazzone, April 17).
He also said that he’s not concerned about money at this point in his career. ‘Melo, who can become a free agent in the offseason, can re-sign with the Knicks for the most amount of money: five-years and $129 million. But he doesn’t want to be here if the team is rebuilding.
“I’m not at the point in my career where I want to rebuild,” he said (Begley, April 17). “I’m going to keep searching for the answers (to what went wrong this season).”
Anthony said that missing the playoffs this year is “embarrassing” and that he can’t take the losing.
“I don’t know if I can afford another season of losing,” ‘Melo said. (Isola, April 17)