This is the thing If Melo leaves NY the Knick fans would probably think he is a sellout and would probably dislike him just as much as Cleveland despises LeBron James except here's the thing! LeBron didn't screw the Cavs. NY gave up alot to get Melo recruited STAT to be there waiting for Melo until he was available to take then gave up draft picks and multiple valuable prospects. Denver was like yeah sure!!! Ha ha ... he wants to play in NY anyways! I understand he wants a title! Ok well help us get one! First resign for a hometown discount. Then recruit players like Howard & Noah & Rose are recruiting him! Not asking to play for cheap but what it takes to get LeBron James to come to NY for example. I think he can do it. And both players will still make more than Tim Duncan
Really I just think Melo is getting wined and dined and letting the fans in NY what he passing up on by staying in NY. And then he'll resign long term deal with NY
Let's Make a Deal, here's a scenario; Carmelo resigns with NYK for $14.5 mil the 1st year, $17.5 mil 2nd year, $23 mil for the next 3 years after that
Lebron signs with NYK for $14.5 mil the 1st year, $17.5 mil 2nd year & $23 mil his final year (then he'll go back to Cleveland to finish up his career.
And Pau Gasol gets the tax free MLE for $5.5 mil with NYK,sign him for 2 years and have him help recruit Marc next year
I hope the Knicks can keep Cole Aldrich. He can come off the bench for the next 5 years atleast and produce double digit points & rebounds. Get Rajon Rondo 2015 for $8 mil for 4 years. It will be nice to have Rondo & Calderon as point guards. Sign Marc Gasol 2015 for $12 for 5 years. Also hope Amare Stoudemire comes back for another year or two at the $5.5 mil Far fetched alot of speculating and but after watching the Knicks for so long it be nice to have a winning team and for as much as the Knicks have spent in the last decade. It is possible! But I know highly unlikely. But I can dream.