Knicks also felt confident that LeBron would sign with them a couple of years ago and that didn’t quite work out.
But, here is what the “sources” are saying according to ESPN.
The New York Knicks are increasingly optimistic about their chances of re-signing star Carmelo Anthony even as he readies himself to talk to other teams next week, according to sources close to the situation.
Sources told ESPN.com that Knicks officials, while not willing to trumpet it publicly with free agency fast approaching, are quietly confident about their odds of retaining Anthony thanks in part to the idea that new team president Phil Jackson and the high-scoring forward have “connected” to some degree.
One of the interesting things about Melo is he seems truly concerned about how this all affects his family. Some players simply don’t care, they are going to go to a place they think will give them the best chance to win rings. We will see what happens over the next coming days and weeks.