Carmelo Anthony to Meet With Knicks & Nets Owner Over All-Star Break
Have you ever been to the movies and at the beginning of the movie you were really interesting and about 30 minutes into you already know it is going to be terrible?
The reason you don’t leave the theater is because you have already paid 17 million dollars on tickets, popcorn and assorted items and you are trying to impress your date.
That is how I feel about the Carmelo Anthony trade saga. It was interesting at the beginning, but now I am just waiting for the credits roll.
Trade deadline is coming up and Anthony is going to have meetings with his two main suitors the Nets and the Knicks.
The Daily News has learned that both Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov are scheduled to meet with Carmelo Anthony this weekend in Los Angeles, which is seen as the final step before the Denver Nuggets trade their franchise player.
According to a source, Anthony’s representatives are responsible for setting up individual meetings with the owners of the metropolitan area’s two basketball clubs.
Anthony wants to sign that extension badly and get his 80 plus million locked in before the new CBA cuts contracts (he could lose 30-40 million if he becomes free agent and the Owners have their way in the new deal).
There is also talk of a “franchise tag” that really could hamper Melo’s leverage.
It is possible he wants the extension so badly he could sign with the Nets over the team he prefers to go to the Knicks. At this point I just want it to be over with.
This story has become my “Vanilla Sky”.