The New York Knicks are hoping that they will be able to convince Carmelo Anthony to come back next season but that’s a task a lot easier said than done. Already we’ve seen amazing pitches by the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets which has led to the Knicks falling back a bit in the race to retain the superstar.
In what is likely a direct response to the pitches from Chicago and Houston and after news that Kobe Bryant put his vacation in Europe on hold to help the Lakers pitch on Thursday, the Knicks will be flying out to Los Angeles to meet with Melo after his sit-down with the Lakers.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 3, 2014
This could mean a number of things but chief among them is that we could get a Melo announcement sooner than next week. It was expected that Melo and the Knicks would meet tomorrow and then the forward would spend the weekend debating his future, but that could happen sooner.
It has been reported that Melo wants to stay in New York, but that doesn’t mean he will. The Knicks changing things up from other teams and flying out to him rather than the other way around might be a small gesture but could be one that sets the team apart in a really good way.