Carmelo Anthony dropped 62 points in Madison Square Garden on Friday night. His performance was a Knicks record, and it has people talking about his future in New York. Melo can opt out after the season, and with how bad the Knicks are, many assume that he will depart for the Lakers.
He had a magical night, and now it’s assumed that he will stay because of what transpired. Although that is a bit premature, it certainly will play a role in how he feels about his current team.
Overall, I give Melo a little more credit. If he was favoring another team, one night probably didn’t change his mind. Let’s say the Knicks go right back to where they were, and lose 15 of the next 18? If he does decide to leave, if looks like it may not be the Lakers that he signs for.
“Chicago is much more in play for him than L.A.,” the source said.
The Bulls traded Luol Deng for draft picks and are leaning strongly toward using the amnesty provision on Carlos Boozer. They could create a maximum contract slot for Anthony, pairing him with Derrick Rose.
No one knows what he is going to do besides Carmelo, so anything released should be viewed as speculation. Wojnarowski’s piece is about Melo staying, and why New York is the best spot for him. If he does go to LA, they aren’t exactly in the best spot to contend, and Bulls’ management isn’t exactly in favor of spending money.
We will read and hear a lot about the performance Carmelo Anthony put on, but I think it’s time we just sit back and enjoy moments like this. They don’t come around that often.