Brooklyn native and former New York Knicks player, Carmelo Anthony will be a free agent this offseason. Earlier this month, the ten-time NBA All-Star is said to be in talks with the Knicks about the possibility of bringing the former Knick superstar back.
Anthony, who is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), is at the “radarfrom Knick’s president of basketball operations Leon Rose, who was also Anthony’s longtime agent before taking the Knicks job. Some believe a Carmelo reunion in New York could be something the star wants after his bad exit in 2017.
“Hopefully time can ease the hard feelings of the past. It was in the weeks before the start of training camp in 2017 when his first tenure with the team ended badly.” Berman said:† “Anthony wanted a change of scenery, wanted to win and asked out even after former team president Phil Jackson, with whom he was arguing, was fired. It was a move orchestrated by Rose, then Anthony’s agent at CAA. Anthony is still represented by CAA.”
The Knicks may not be the New York team that Carmelo Anthony will be in next season.
Carmelo Anthony to the nets?
While a return to the Knicks is possible, an Eastern Conference Executive told Heavy’s own NBA Insider, Sean Deveneywhy it’s not likely.
“They are considering it, a lot of teams are doing that. He shot the ball well and is a minimal (contract) man. Each team is going to talk about him before the free desk. It would be a surprise. It wouldn’t be something Thibs wants. He wasn’t into the Kemba Walker thing, but the Knicks had it as a homecoming thing and a good story, but you saw how that turned out. So you bring in Melo and he’s a defensive liability, Thibs isn’t playing him, and all of a sudden that becomes the story, just like Kemba,” an Eastern Conference executive told Deveney.
If Melo doesn’t sign with the Knicks, he might still come back to New York. This time, however, Anthony would play for his hometown of Brooklyn Nets.
“Melo needs to go to a better team (than the Knicks) where he’s not a distraction. If he leaves LA, Brooklyn is much more of a possibility. Remember, he was almost there once before. Kevin Durant wanted him to come, and the team said no As things have gone down there no matter how much BS he tolerated last year maybe it’s time to do something KD wants So if Durant Melo still wants I don’t see how the Nets pass that ‘ continued the director of the Eastern Conference.
Anthony had a good year last season, averaging 13 points and 4 rebounds per game for the Los Angeles Lakers. The attacker also shot an average of 44% from the field. Carmelo will certainly be a good addition to any team in the battle for the play-offs. Will the Nets give Durant the teammate he asked for last year? For the minimum of a veteran and return to his hometown, it certainly makes sense.