Could Carmelo Anthony join LeBron James and Co. in Miami?
New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony will be at a crossroads in his pro career soon--he'll be a free agent and has a monumental decision to make.
Should he take more money to stay in New York with the Knicks or move on to another franchise with a chance to win a championship?
Anthony was born in New York, raised in Baltimore and took the University of Syracuse to a national championship his freshman year. After that he turned pro and was drafted by the Denver Nuggets. He played there for a few years, then was traded to the New York Knickerbockers.
The Knicks have won nothing with him running the show.
Many basketball people feel Carmelo will never win in New York. It could be time for him to move on. But other basketball people feel he should stay and the team should get a better cast around him.
This could be how this hand plays out as Thursday's NBA trade deadline looms: The Big Three in Miami--LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are also free agents-to-be like Anthony. If all four agree on each getting $14 million contracts a piece, "Melo" could go to the Miami Heat.
I just spoke with a former NBA player, and he doesn't think that will happen. But not so fast--Miami has gone to three straight Finals and won two NBA Crowns with this trio. If you add Anthony, look out, this team could be unreal. So, I guess we wait and see what Carmelo's decision will be, and who's to say that the Big Three already In Miami will stay there.