Apr 6, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) walks back to the bench during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 102-91. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Fisher told Carmelo Anthony the Knicks will be a better basketball team

We’re getting close to the day where Carmelo Anthony will announce where he plans to play basketball for the next few years, and some believe that the decision is down to either a move out west with the Los Angeles Lakers, or staying put with the New York Knicks and new head coach Derek Fisher.

Recently while on his recruiting tour, Anthony met with the Knicks regarding the possibility of returning. One of the reasons people have believed for so long that Melo would ultimately leave New York is because he doesn’t believe that he can win there.

Well in the meeting, Fisher said that he told Carmelo otherwise, reiterating to him that they will be a better basketball team.

“I think overall I think it’s about winning from what I could gather,’’ Fisher said of Anthony’s objectives, after conducting the first official summer-league practice. “He wants to win, wants to be successful. The time I had the visit with him I just shared with him we’ll be a better basketball team because we’ll play the game a better way, play as a team, play with a system and format to allow the game to be easier for him for him and his teammates.

“I’m not sure if it hit home,’’ Fisher added. “I guess we’ll find out. Hopefully we’ll find out soon.’’

We will indeed find out soon whether or not the conversation, or if the prospects of playing with the likes of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol are too good to pass up.

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