Carmelo Anthony

Miami Heat targeting Carmelo Anthony

Down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have already had internal discussions about bumping their Big Three to a Big Four this summer by reeling in possible free agent Carmelo Anthony (ESPN, June 12).

In order for the Heat to sign Anthony, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh would all need to take pay cuts. Sources told ESPN.com that Heat officials, along with the team’s leading players, have already begun discussing their options for creating financial flexibility to make a run at the Knicks key scorer.

The Heat are not permitted to make any formal contact with Anthony until July 1, and even then can only do so if he opts out of the final year of his contract – a decision he has until June 23 to make.

The idea of Anthony joining the Heat is enticing to James as they have a similar skill set. Anthony and James, along with the Heat’s other two stars have maintained a good relationship since entering the league at the same time.




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rico
rico

i Guess we'll find out in the next few weeks. Lets not all get crazy and make this into another "decision". Hope a lot of people learned their lessons on that one.   (ok maybe not) 

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Metta World Peace has spent time in recent years with the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks, and now the NBA free agent is adding another stop to his resume: Palisades High.

World Peace will be an assistant coach for the girls' basketball team, according to Palisades coach Torino Johnson. Johnson met World Peace after coaching his daughter in the program four years ago.


Metta eyeing the 2016 assistant gig on the Knicks,.....

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Melo said this before the season;

"I want to be a free agent. I think everybody in the NBA dreams to be a free agent at least one time in their career. It's like you have an evaluation period, you know. It's like if I'm in the gym and I have all the coaches, all the owners, all the GMs come into the gym and just evaluate everything I do. So yes, I want that experience."

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

You can now see why Melo will opt out. He will be the major story in the NBA until he signs a new contract.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Things in south beach will get ugly...very...very fast...look for the Lebron pouting in game 5.....

tdzo
tdzo

Breaking news!!! Derek Fisher is hired by Phil Jackson as the new Knicks coach.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

I'm sure this post was written yesterday...and wasn't posted....why post it today??

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@pezhao  Actually they do need scoring...35 points in the second half aint getting it done.  They also need fresh legs...and to say allen,battier,bosh,wade aren't solid role players is stupid.  They were great role players  up until they faced the spurs...stop it.


They also need rebounding...Lebron had 8 I believe last night the rest of the heat starters had 7 I believe..Melo can help in the rebound department as well....only thing I agree with you is that Melo wont go to MIA I don't see them all taking drastic pay cuts.

barnaby87
barnaby87

@pezhao I agree.  From the looks of the past two games, they need guys who can play D and Melo clearly doesn't solve that problem.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@pezhao @Knicks_Fanatic 

The problem is that there aren't any championship level teams with the cap space to accommodate Melo's salary.  Melo says he is going to get paid. What exactly does that mean? We really don't know.

frankly
frankly

How different the Knicks would look today if Melo had that outlook when he left Denver.

theking
theking

@illmatix  this is why bosh wants to leave .... he is good enough to pick up the slack (of course not to the level of melo or wade) but damn if LeBron needs a melo or wade to win what does that say about him?

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@thatsagoodpoint @pezhao @Knicks_Fanatic  With the CBA the way it is, if a player wants to win, he needs to take less money period. Talking about a pay cut, Duncan, Parker, and Ginobli make around 30 million combined on which is less than 50% of their payroll. That is one of the reason they have a good team

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@pezhao @MeloStat301  You said they don't need scoring,...its clear they do...wade 10 points isn't getting the job done...it wouldn't be the wrong price if they take the crazy paycut the media is suggesting, which wont happen anyway.  They also need rebounding..which melo can clearly help as well.

theking
theking

@pezhao @BiggieTKB  no where guarantees a ring. like you and other pointed out melo would make Miami worst ... seems like melo is the problem and a cancer according to you

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@thatsagoodpoint @pezhao @Knicks_Fanatic ... And talking about dumb GM mistakes, Knicks went in 2013-2014 with more than 77% of their budget spent on Melo, Stat, Chandler, and Bargs. No wonder, they were  flawed team. It is time to balance the budget New York Knicks front office!!!

theking
theking

@pezhao @theking @illmatix  yea he is .... but needed wade bosh and ray allen to win? yet you and sandro kill melo for not getting stat chandler and jr over the hump lol

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@thatsagoodpoint @pezhao @Knicks_Fanatic 

If the Knicks are pleading for Melo to not opt out and play for $22.3 million next season, the odds of them playing hardball to get him to take a pay cut are slim. Once Melo is an unrestricted free agent, the Knicks will offer him whatever he wants to stay. They have no other choice.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@pezhao  As soon as LeBron leaves they become a mediocre team???  LOL....game 3 Lebron went out third quarter and heat got within 7....yesterday heat were -21 with Lebron on the court...its not the way you paint it at all...they need another scoring punch, and a big that can rebound and hold the paint.

theking
theking

@Mel Brown @theking @BiggieTKB  na I don't think he is that good tho ... never made the playoffs and always has had a decent supporting cast around him .. I want winners not a cry baby diva

theking
theking

@pezhao @BiggieTKB  was that only because of him? cuz I have some players that I can name that did not show up

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@Knicks_Fanatic @Tony Fonseca  That is the main reason we were stuck with Mac Felton. I met a sharp NYPD detective that once told me that: 99% of the times they solve the big drug cases by following the money trail. Successful NBA organizations balance the budget and we had no plan to do that at all...

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@thatsagoodpoint @pezhao @Knicks_Fanatic 

Yes, Wade, Bosh, and LeBron all have 2 years left at $20 million+ per year. I just don't see why they would opt out and pass up $40 million. Now it is possible that Bosh could be traded. Dallas has expressed an interest.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Tony Fonseca 

The Knicks have employed loopholes and trickery to spend more than the cap allows. The changes in the CBA have made that a foolhardy venture, Dolan has been successful in figuring out how spend $35 million above the cap, but not successful at getting any value for that achievement.

theking
theking

@thatsagoodpoint @theking @Brian Webster @pezhao  competitive to a fault no one wants that did you see how his team and coach and the best sf ever (bird) did not like what he was doing. its a difference between competitiveness and foolishness

theking
theking

@thatsagoodpoint @pezhao @Knicks_Fanatic  like I posted yesterday 41% of nba players go bankrupt in 5 years after leaving the game ... 100% of their ppl want in on their money


how can you fault them? the game don't love you

theking
theking

@Mel Brown  yea if we had assests to get love or kyrie we better not even think about love

theking
theking

@thatsagoodpoint @theking @Brian Webster @pezhao  recognizing ? lol idc where he goes yall are infatuated with this knuckle head for no reason .. if that was jr doing that he would be considered a dumb low iq player but when lance does it he is a fierce competitor

theking
theking

@thatsagoodpoint @theking @Brian Webster @pezhao  I didn't even see that until a few days later I was not even home for that game but yea tell me more about how I got all "new york" about it ? I didn't say he didn't want to play with him because of that I said he is not a star that LeBron could win with he had to team with wade bosh and allen you think lance brings the back into contention?

theking
theking

@thatsagoodpoint @theking @Brian Webster @pezhao  nope I def cant .. I don't see LeBron wanting lance on his team LeBron is trying to win not bring a circus on his team ...


melo on the knicks


or get lance on your team


what do you think is more appealing to him