There has been a lot made about what Carmelo Anthony will do once he opts out of his contract this summer and becomes a free agent for the first time in his career. While teams like the Clippers, Bulls, Lakers and others have been mentioned as suitors, there is one team everyone is discounting but is believed to be best in line to sign him.
According to FOXSports’ Sam Amico, NBA executive around the league believe that Anthony will be re-signing with the Knicks even after opting out.
Most execs feel Carmelo returns to #Knicks as well. Biggest name available could be Pau Gasol. "Never know tho. Lots can change," exec says.
— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) April 15, 2014
This seems to make a lot of sense and be in line with the general thinking of most rational people looking at the situation. The Lakers are a mess, both the Bulls and Clipper have little money to splurge and the Knicks just hired Phil Jackson to basically convince Melo to stay.
If the ace up their sleeve doesn’t work it will be surprising as Melo is in the largest market and can secure the fattest contract but re-signing with the Knicks.