The Knicks are not getting CP3 next offseason, and the Rockets are not getting Carmelo.
It doesn't even make any sense for them to acquire him. Skip Bayless said it best once on his show, the Rockets would be stupid to run wth three heavy ball users like Harden, CP3 and Melo. I can believe though they are trying but Ryan Anderson ?
The Knicks on their side are not trading Melo for this, there is no right deal there.
Y'all kind folks need to wtfu and realize what this franchise is.
They fired Phil Jackson and attempted to spin the firing as if it was not the result of a Melo vs Phil civil war (and a loss of power by ownership).
They acted like they wanted both gone, just like they spin everything that happens between their walls, and they have now fans acting like if Melo is gone.
But there is just no scenario where you can get rid of Carmelo Anthony this summer, other than a Josh Smith like buy-out, and this thread acknowledging this is the start of another Carmelo Anthony led **** season.
Phil knew it, after attempting to trade for months, and when he came with the buy-out suggestion, was fired since Dolan has absolutely no willingness to get rid of Carmelo Anthony with no guaranteed business in return, whether by trade, or buy-out. If Melo goes, Dolan needs another poster boy to show case, and that ain't Ryan Anderson, or Frank Ntilikina, or Tim Hardaway Jr, or even Kristaps Porzingis.
No wonder why they're desperate to get Kyrie Irving now.
This franchise has absolutely no intention of winning anything in the NBA since they have proved times and times again their business can be successful losing games with fans delusionnally hoping for play-offs each and each season thanks to a "weak East" and despite the most dysfunctional leadership you can find in the NBA.
Carmelo Anthony has been alienating with coaches, teammates and now management throughout his run with the Knicks. But he remains the perfect poster boy for a franchise in seek of ticket sales, heavy grossing at the Arena, and on television. Again this year, they will get a meaningless Xmas game against the Sixers.
This ownership has been failing to realize that the Knicks would make even better business with a winning program where a collection of stars want to go, rather than a losing one that includes just one local superstar.
It's a damn shame that this organization would pay Donnie Walsh whatever they paid, and Phil Jackson $60m, but not allow them to run the franchise like they needed to, by holding players accountable, getting them to grow as human beings and building a system.
We have had Marbury, we still have Melo, until we get Kyrie Irving next and run the organization the same damn way.
Knowing how this franchise was Elite in the 70s, 80s and 90s, and a top of the NBA, this is too hard to watch for me, to watch this franchise die in such dramatic fashion, with a clueless audience happy to pay and watch, and the likes of Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat ruling the East every other year.