This season has been a disappointing one for Carmelo Anthony and the rest of the New York Knicks, thus, it would be normal to observe drastic changes in the line-up. With both players and the management showing some signs of frustrations, a trade might just help ease the problem and possibly prepare the team for the next season, as speculations would once again suggest.
Carmelo Anthony, who is almost at the end of his prime, is undeniably a good player, but not great enough to bring his team to the playoffs, let alone the NBA Finals.
Looking at his league performance, one cannot help but ask what is keeping Anthony from bringing his team to the Finals and have a shot at an NBA title. Even Melo is asking himself as he gazed on his contemporaries’ achievements.
“I don’t think envy is kind of the right word,” Anthony told Frank Isola of Daily News “I do look at my peers and say, ‘Damn, what am I doing wrong? I should be there.’ There was one point in time where they were looking at me like that. Made (the playoffs) 10, 11 years straight.”
“Right now it’s kind of a rough patch for me. I’m trying to figure out a way to get out of it,” Anthony added.
Amidst the frustration and questioning, another voice in the background seems to be sharing a reasonable arrangement to amend the current Knicks status.
Fred Kerber of New York Post shared in his article an insight from an anonymous NBA executive and his view on Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. The idea would include Anthony waiving of his All-Star’s no-trade clause, thus paving a way for the team to acquire new and younger talents.
“There is a market. He’s still a star player. They could get a starter and a first-round draft pick and whatever else needed to make the salaries work,” one Eastern exec said.
With the idea of trade and marketability of a great player like Anthony somehow ideally sketched, the question is who would like to take a player like Melo and sacrifice a player or two to finish the trade scenario being sketched by spectators and other anonymous authorities.
Is it the time for Melo to move on and look for a team that can support his dream of a championship title, and which team do you think should he choose if he is to waive the trade clause?
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