With the New York Knicks likely shutting down Carmelo Anthony for the season, the star forward may or may not have played his last game in the Big Apple.
Expected to opt out of his contract at season end, Melo will have plenty of suitors when he becomes a free agent but seems genuinely perplexed as to his next step, suggesting that the future is ‘cloudy’ in a recent interview with the New York Post.
“It’s hard for me to even think about that,” he said. “It’s hard for me to even think past [the current game] at this point. Everything for me is just cloudy. I’ve never been in this situation before.
“I don’t know what to say about this situation. The only thing for me is to stay positive. … There’s going to be a lot of questions that I have, that I’m going to be asking myself: ‘Why this? Why that?’ I’m pretty sure I won’t find no answers anytime soon.”
In a relatively small way, I almost feel bad for Anthony as he’s not facing an easy decision. Granted, a $20 million dollar paycheck annually might cushion the blow of such a tough choice, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy call.