When it comes to Carmelo Anthony, all we ever hear about is the Houston Rockets, and to a lesser degree, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
But what about the New York Knicks?
Remember them? They’re the team for which Anthony currently plays. Anthony, 33, has spent the past six seasons in New York after coming over in a 2011 trade with the Denver Nuggets.
Back then, Anthony was saying he was looking forward to coming back “home.” Nowadays, Anthony seems more quick to remind everyone that he’s actually from Baltimore.
Anyway, the Knicks are in a bit of a pickle here. Anthony says he doesn’t want to play for them. And the Knicks don’t really want him on the roster.
But he has a no-trade clause in his contract, and the only place he’s apparently willing to go is Houston to pair with Chris Paul and James Harden.
Unfortunately for Anthony, and unfortunately for the Knicks, extensive trade scenarios with the Rockets have fallen flat. Same goes for talks with the Cavs.
Now, talks have been off for at least two weeks, with no plans to revisit them in sight.
So, if you’re the Knicks, what do you do? Do you try calling the Rockets again? The Cavs? Or do you tell Anthony if he wants to get out of New York, he will have to add to his wish list of destinations?
Or perhaps you do nothing, and just keep Anthony on the team. That would be weird.
Or perhaps you do nothing, and just offer him a buyout. That would be expensive. Then again, Knicks owner James Dolan can afford it — and just think of all the salary-cap space it would create. It would be enough to help the Knicks quickly become the young and exciting team they hope to be, and the headaches that surround the Anthony situation would be gone.
So … what do you do if you’re the Knicks?
Let us know what you think, and what your approach would be, in the comments section below. We don’t always have the time to respond, but we do read every last one. Looking forward to read what you have to say about Carmelo, the Knicks and the NBA!