The New York Knicks have gone from a team many were laughing at for thinking they could keep Carmelo Anthony to a team with a grand plan it might be able to pull off. After letting Melo hear four other teams pitch him and still have him want to re-sign with them, Phil Jackson is getting a big head and going after the biggest fish he can.
Melo still hasn’t re-signed, so that’s the first step in this master plan by Jackson but should he get Carmelo Anthony back in New York, the next step is to then go after Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star power forward Kevin Love and pair him in the Knicks frontcourt with Melo.
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) July 5, 2014
The Wolves have teams out there who can offer a lot more than the Knicks can, as the Chicago Bulls would seem to be the frontrunneres in terms of assets to give. But Minnesota is squarely focused on somehow acquiring Klay Thompson from the Golden State Warriors and the Knicks can’t compete with that.
Still, Jackson is going to try and if all else fails then he’ll just have to wait a little bit until the 2015 offseason when he can jump at Love and offer him a contract straight up.