Predictably, New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has gone on record saying that he reinforces what his wife, La La, said on Monday.
In case you missed it, she basically said that Melo is “definitely” staying in New York. Melo then responded, much like any husband would.
“That’s my wife. I support her. I support what she said. I don’t think she said anything wrong,” Anthony said. “It’s a good thing for her to say that. Go get the book, though.”
With that said, Melo has already gone on record saying that he will test free agency when he can opt-out of his current deal after this season. However, under the CBA the Knicks can offer him nearly $130 million, while other teams will only be able to max him out at around $96 million. So, if you can do the math, if Melo does indeed decide to leave New York, he will be leaving approximately $30 million on the table.
Plus, there’s the whole disappointing his wife and everything.
Still, it appears that if Melo does entertain the idea of leaving the Knicks it’ll come down to Chicago and Los Angeles. At least, those have been the rumored destinations for the former Syracuse star.
Still, the money (pun intended), is on Melo re-signing in New York. My guess is that he’ll entertain the other suitors, but when it’s time to put pen to paper I just don’t think he’ll leave that $30 mill on the table.