New York Knicks’ Mike Woodson on Melo: ‘I think he’s going to stay’

Jan 14, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson reacts during the second half of the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bobcats win 108-98. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Recently, everyone has had an opinion on Carmelo Anthony’s impending free agency decision.

As we all know by now, Anthony has the ability to opt-out of his current contract after this season to test free agency. He will definitely opt-out, but the real question is going to be whether or not he re-signs in New York.

LaLa, Melo’s wife, went on record a few days ago saying that she definitely thinks Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks. In response, Tuesday, Anthony said he supported LaLa’s comments and yesterday Knicks coach Mike Woodson echoed his opinion.

[NY Post]

“I love it,” Woodson said Wednesday on his regular ESPN New York radio spot about La La’s Anthony’s declaration this week that she believes her husband is “definitely” staying a Knick. “I’m saying the same thing. I think he’s going to stay. I want him to stay. I think New York fans, they need him here.

“These past three years, the way he’s played, has been tremendous. If he ends his career here, I don’t think he’ll ever look back and say ‘If I shoulda or coulda.’… I just think Melo was built for New York. I hope he stays here as well.”

Then again, what else would you expect him to say?

The irony of this all is even if Anthony re-signs in New York, it’ll be unlikely that Woodson will return.


Topics: Carmelo Anthony, Mike Woodson, NBA, NBA Rumors, New York Knicks

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