If you’re anticipating Carmelo Anthony to just leave New York without a struggle, then you should rethink that premise.
On Tuesday, Anthony told Newsday that he wants to recruit players to New York, not be recruited.
“They don’t know what I’m doing,” Anthony said after practice. “I haven’t had a complaint yet in my 11 years in this NBA about playing with me. I think people would love to come to play in New York. And when that time comes, we’ll be working on that.
“I have a big black book. I have a big Rolodex. People that talk about what’s going on with me in the offseason, this and that, I should be getting people to come here, I am. I’m trying.”
It’s really starting sound more and more like he isn’t going anywhere, but a lot could change between now and July. I don’t think anything is definitive until it is in ink. So yes, Knicks fans, tread lightly but it looks like you’ve got your superstar for the next few seasons. All you need now is others to follow him to NY — and not injury-prone ones.