Apr 6, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) guards Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Is Carmelo Anthony Holding Out For Miami?

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Eight days into NBA free agency and suddenly there’s an elephant in the room.

Why hasn’t Carmelo Anthony made a decision yet?

While he’s “struggling with his decision,” something just doesn’t add up. And perhaps there are a few teams that are beginning to catch on to what’s really going on between Anthony and his “choices.”

It sounds outrageous, but if we honestly think about what has happened leading up to, and early during, this free agency period it kind of doesn’t.

So here are the “facts,” things that we think we know about this whole Carmelo Anthony saga:

  • Melo is “considering” LA, NY and Chicago.
  • Most believe, including the Knicks, that Melo would have made a decision by Monday (June 7). It hasn’t happened.
  • Melo doesn’t want to leave more that $30 million on the table. If he signs with Miami, that probably happens.

That’s pretty much it. So to say that Melo is actually waiting to see if Chris Bosh leaves the Heat in order to take his slot would be going out on a limb. However, there are some arrows that are definitely pointing in that direction if Bosh does take that route.

One fact that we can definitely conclude from what has happened during this free agency period is that there’s on “big fish” that is going to domino the rest of the “big fishes.” We just don’t know who the “big fish” is.

But once that free agent, whoever it is, decides where he wants to go, I believe that the rest of the big names will fall shortly after. We just have to figure out who that first domino is first.

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