Mar 8, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) and power forward Amar'e Stoudemire (1) celebrate in the first quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-GM: Carmelo Anthony leaving New York Knicks would 'be doing them a favor'

The future of New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony has been one of, if not the most discussed topic of the season.

Several teams, most notably the Chicago Bulls, are expected to chase Anthony.

The Knicks are the favorites to keep Anthony, but some in the business, or in the case, one who used to be in the business, believes the Knicks would be better off if Anthony went elsewhere.

“I really think if Carmelo left them, he may be doing them a favor,’‘ an ex-GM, who has no ties to the Knicks, told Al Iannazzone of New York News Day. “They probably don’t see it that way. But in the long run, it’s probably doing them a favor.”

If Anthony does re-sign, the ex-GM knows what the Knicks need to do.

“They need to get complementary players,” he said, adding of Anthony: “He’s ‘The Man.’ Get those guys that the Sixers got when they had [Allen Iverson] and put guys around him that will play hard, defend, rebound the ball and can hit an open jump shot.”

Anthony is averaging 28.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season.

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