Carmelo Anthony is tired of his losing streak in New York. The star forward wants the New York Knicks to improve their roster in the upcoming 2016 offseason. The Knicks’ franchise player stated in a recent interview that their team has a big chance to do something about their current roster during the summer, which is expected to be filled with NBA rumors of stars joining N.Y.
“It’s in their court. The ball is in their court. They have an opportunity; we have an opportunity to do something this offseason. We [got to] do something. It’s there,” Anthony said to ESPN about the Knicks’ 2016 offseason.
According to the same report, the Knicks is projected to have at least $18 million in salary cap space. The amount should open speculations and NBA rumors that New York will acquire another star alongside Anthony.
That could be enough to chase big name free agents that include the likes of Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, Andre Drummond, DeMar DeRozan, Bradley Beal, Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Al Horford, among other players available this summer.
Carmelo Anthony noted that with the rise in salary cap for all teams, there is “an even playing field” as NBA teams chase free agents in the 2016 offseason. “Melo” is hoping that the Knicks “hit the ground running” and make a splash in 2016 free agency.
The 31-year-old Carmelo Anthony is one of the key players in the New York squad along with rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis. Anthony averages 21.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 61 games in the 2015-2016 NBA Season. Anthony was involved in some NBA rumors near the deadline but the Knicks is stuck with the forward until the end of the season.
Carmelo Anthony has failed the Knicks again this season as they have just 28 wins against 40 losses so far this year and most likely won’t make the playoffs.
However, Anthony has stated in recent interviews that he wants to be active in free agency recruitment this summer. The forward is living up to his promise so far and has been vocal about the need for the New York Knicks to make the big moves in the 2016 offseason.
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