This is sad. Five years ago, Anthony forced his way to the Knicks in a blockbuster trade that gutted a rising organization of its youthful core. Then in 2014, he signed a five-year contract worth $124 million — $5 million below the maximum amount to allow the Knicks an extra bit of wiggle room last summer to sign a notable free agent.
But instead of grabbing a max-level player like LaMarcus Aldridge or Kevin Love, New York landed Robin Lopez, Arron Afflalo and Derrick Williams. Who are fine players, but hardly enough to lift New York into the postseason.
But what's done is done. Anthony is still under contract for another three seasons (he holds a $27.9 million player option in 2019). And outside of rookie phenom Kristaps Porzingis developing at an astonishing rate, short-term growth is unlikely in New York.
Carmelo on if he thought about joining LeBron and Dwyane Wade in Miami for a BFF workout this week: "I’m in Boston. I can’t in Boston."