La La says Carmelo Anthony wants to stay in New York

Carmelo's wife says he wants to stay with the Knicks

1/28/14 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Jan 24, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Charlotte Bobcats power forward Anthony Tolliver (43) defends against New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) in the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY SportsThere has been a ton of talk about Carmelo Anthony's future and whether or not he'll want to stay in New York after this season, when he will have the chance to opt out of his contract.

Some people are saying he wants to go to Los Angeles and play with the Lakers, other rumors have had him landing in Chicago, and there are a lot people who think he'll be somewhere other than New York.

His wife, however, says that he loves New York and definitely wants to stay. Via ESPN:
"I definitely think he will stay. I know that he wants to stay, and I support him wherever he wants to go. Listen, I used to live in Denver with him. If I can live in Denver, I can live anywhere. I just want him to be happy."

That's a clever little shot at the city of Denver, but the real point is that she says he wants to stay.

I'm not sure if that will still apply in the offseason when he has the chance to sign a new contract and looks around at all the other teams that have a chance to sign him, and lots of those teams will be a lot more loaded than the Knicks, in terms of talent around him.

Either way, Melo will be a very rich man after his next contract. Whether it's in New York, where he'll be able to earn considerably more thanks to the Bird Rules, or somewhere else, he'll end up making between $96M over 4 years and $129M over 5 years.

Do you think Carmelo Anthony should stay in New York, or take his talents elsewhere?
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1/29/14   |   TonyDhani   |   9 respect

the knicks are nothing without melo. the guy is top 2 scorer in league, shooting 45% or better on most nights. this is a 4-win team without him. everyone is so quick to jump on him, not realizing that lebron has wade, durant has westbrook, paul has griffin. who does melo have? no one. it's a bunch of role players and him. there aren't any draft picks, but there is a boat load of expiring money next year (bargnani, amare, chandler). 

anyone who thinks letting melo walk is a good idea is crazy. if the team misses the playoffs, you fork over the lottery pick to denver, let melo walk - and then what? you just field a 20-win team? no, you do everything you can to resign him, and you focus on pairing him with an all-star in 2015. 

1/28/14   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Pat wrote:
What's the alternative?

Wish I had a good one. Building through the draft won't work given that they have traded so many No. 1 picks.

1/28/14   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25335 respect

The guy would never be able to play with another decent player, and has never been a true leader which fits perfectly with his situation in New York. As long as he gets paid and can miss 25 shots a night, dude's happy. And let his whore wife enjoy the spoils that come with being a J list celebrity in New York

1/28/14   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Dan_B wrote:
Not sure a lot of Knicks fans want him back. 

What's the alternative?

1/28/14   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Not sure a lot of Knicks fans want him back.