Apr 2, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrates a basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Carmelo Anthony Feels Aligned With The New York Knicks' Team Plan


Carmelo Anthony feels “aligned” with the New York Knicks’ team plan, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Carmelo Anthony sat down with the Knicks’ front office management and discussed their possible future together.

In the meeting they talked over the plan to bring the New York Knicks back into contention. Anthony had direct questions for team president, Phil Jackson, and head coach, Derek Fisher. Those questions seem to have been answered as Anthony walked out of the meeting with an increased confidence in the NYK and their direction.

The Knicks also offered Anthony the maximum contract of five years and $129 million which has strengthened their chances of signing Anthony according to Wojnarowski.

Earlier in the week, Carmelo Anthony sat down with Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets to discuss his future and the possibility of him joining the team. The Houston Rockets felt good about their meeting with Carmelo Anthony. The meeting lasted around six and a half hours and included a wide range of Rockets personnel, including: Owner Lesley Alexander, CEO Tad Brown, GM Daryl Morey, Coach Kevin McHale, Hall Of Famer Clyde Drexler, as well as Dwight Howard and James Harden.

It looks like the Knicks are the front runner to land Carmelo Anthony, but you never know where a free agent’s head is. While one thing is certain, if Carmelo Anthony wants to win he will choose the Houston Rockets. If he decides to go back to New York it will be clearly a business decision, as he will be making close to $130 million over five years.

Carmelo Anthony probably won’t make a decision until after the holiday weekend, but this story will continue to grow until we hear from the man himself.

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  • Bob Fusky

    Even the most die hard Rockets fan has to still be of the opinion that Carmelo Anthony, James Harden and Dwight Howard would be an absolute disaster. Not to mention, with both Melo and Harden on the floor at the same time, the Rox could give up 150 pts a game, easy. Melo is either going back to the Knicks (70%) or moving to the Bulls (30%). Only two logical choices – read the SH piece on Melo’s free agency: http://straighthoops.com/courting_carmelo.html