Carmelo Anthony can opt out of his contract at the end of the season and leave New York. He has said he wants to retire in New York, and he thinks he can recruit other stars to come to New York and play with him. Well, apparently the recruiting has already begun.
In an interview with Rajon Rondo’s high school coach for USA Today, Rondo’s old coach left an interesting tidbit to chew on:
SS: No, I think he should be fine. He took a long time off and he’s rehabbed the right way. Whether he stays in Boston or not who knows. I know, talking to Melo , he’s recruiting Rajon to come to New York. Melo thinks he’ll come, too. You never know about that stuff though. I think either way, Rajon will be fine.
So, this could mean that Melo wants to stay, but you can’t look too much into it. Rondo will be a free agent in 2015, but every team in the league will be going after him. Either way, this is an interesting look at how Melo is looking at New York in the long term.