Ask most members of the current New York Knicks roster about the pending status of Carmelo Anthony and they’ll likely give you the same answer – he stays.
Power forward Amar’e Stoudemire is no different as when asked about Melo’s future in the Big Apple, STAT said his gut feeling is that Carmelo re-signs with the Knicks.
Still, Stoudemire, like everyone else in New York, has an opinion on where Anthony may go in free agency this summer.
He thinks Carmelo’s going to remain a Knick, but he’s not 100 percent sure. “My gut feeling is that Carmelo will be staying,” Stoudemire said earlier this week on ESPN Radio’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd.” “That’s my gut feeling right now today but I’m not totally sure.”
Overflowing in confidence, eh?
Anthony, who owns a player option for the 2014-15 season is expected to exercise such and become a free agent this offseason, though where he plans to sign is a complete unknown.
Returning to New York seems to be a potential option, though his teammates suggesting such is likely more wishful thinking than any inside information.
If he does return, Phil Jackson wants him to do so at a reasonable level.