Will Phil Jackson’s Arrival Keep Carmelo Anthony In New York?
Will Phil Jackson be enough to keep Carmelo Anthony in New York?
They said they’d work together, Jackson even had some nice things to say about Melo. Yet, is it enough?
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the forward could just head to the Chicago Bulls or the Houston Rockets if he becomes a free agent this season.
Anthony has free-agent options, and two have risen above everything else: Chicago and Houston, sources with direct knowledge of his plans told Yahoo Sports. The Bulls have an easier path to clear the necessary salary-cap space to sign Anthony, but the Rockets believe they can shed the contracts necessary to offer a third near-max deals alongside Dwight Howard and James Harden, league sources said.
“He’ll give New York every option,” one source with knowledge of Anthony’s plans told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday. “But he has options – and he’s going to explore them all.”
If Jackson can assure the pieces to make it work to make it work in New York, I see no other reason for the Anthony to leave his hmetown.
But this is a crazy league.
Let us know what you think.