The New York Knicks are not having what you’d call a desirable season, especially if you’re Carmelo Anthony. While the Knicks are desperate to convince Melo he needs to re-sign in New York this offseason, they’re not doing very much to winning to make him feel like he should stay, and many are seeing that as Melo’s out in New York.
But for every insider and analyst that has Melo leaving New York, there’s a quote from Melo that shoots their reporting down. When it was said that Melo wanted to leave to join rouge free agents, a report surfaced that said Melo would take less money to bring free agents to New York. When it was said that he was going to be traded, Melo lobbied for trades to bring superstars in, not jettison them.
Now, with reports that the losing culture in new York will scare Melo away, the forward has stated missing the playoffs won’t affect his decision to re-sign or not.
FWIW, Carmelo says “us making the playoffs and my [free-agency decision] have nothing to do with each other.”
— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) February 27, 2014
This seems to conflict with something that Frank Isola tweeted out about Melo taking all things into consideration when choosing to re-sign or not, but it’s clear Melo won’t make a snap decision. He may stay, he may go but the Knicks aren’t as lost on Melo a we’re all assuming they are.