Things took a drastic change in the free agency of LeBron James on Thursday as reports began to flood in that he is indeed seriously considering leaving the Miami Heat to go elsewhere. However, one of those teams will not be the New York Knicks.
According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Broussard, despite having already talked with a number of teams on Thursday, the Knicks will not add to the list of teams that will be meeting with James’ agent.
Source: Knicks will not meet with LeBron’s agent, Rich Paul. Knicks didn’t seem to have the means to clear max room for LeBron
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 4, 2014
Of course, the financial aspect of all of this makes perfect sense. As of right now, their main focus is getting their own star, Carmelo Anthony, to return to the Big Apple. While there are teams out there that have the means to possibly bring both James and Anthony in, the Knicks are not one of them.
On Thursday, the Knicks flew out to Los Angeles to have a meeting with Anthony following his sit-down with the Lakers, and when their own meeting was over, they ended up verbally offering Melo the max deal that they could.
Whether or not he takes it remains to be seen, but we do know that LeBron won’t be taking money from the Knicks any time soon.