Knicks Rumors: Carmelo Anthony on team’s free agency wishlist

NY Knicks, Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
NY Knicks, Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

The Knicks reportedly have a strong interest in bringing Carmelo Anthony back to The Garden.

I’m not crying, you’re crying.

As good as the 2012 Knicks team was, I think today’s team…from all the way at the top to the bottom…is the one that Melo rightfully deserved.

Had James Dolan not had his paws all up in the makeup of the roster, front office, and coaching staff back then…Melo could have had a Championship caliber organization built around him.

Would you welcome a Carmelo Anthony reunion with the Knicks?

He’ll always be the one guy who against all odds, decided that he wanted to be the star for New York and savior for Knicks fans.

Jordan Schultz of ESPN recently dropped a bomb on Twitter stating that the Knicks are a potential suitor for Carmelo and have ‘made it clear’ that he’s a target of the team this week.

It just so happens that the Knicks may have a hole at the Small Forward spot if they choose to not retain Reggie Bullock and Alec Burks, so Melo would fill a huge need in the starting lineup.

A reunion between Anthony and the Knicks would become one of the biggest stories of the entire offseason.

He spent seven seasons in New York, and some of Anthony’s best years were with the Knicks.

Another interesting wrinkle in the situation is that Leon Rose has a long-standing relationship with Carmelo, as he’s employed Rose’s agency, CAA, for many years.

Melo doesn’t just fit the team from a nostalgic standpoint either…

After being blackballed by the entire league because of his toxic relationship with Phil Jackson, it looked like Melo just hang it up and call it a career, but he has been able to completely kill that narrative.

He averaged 13.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 42.1 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from deep this past season.

At the ripe age of 37-years-old, his 3-point shooting percentage was a career-best, so clearly he’s got gas left in the tank.

Thibs said it himself that he wants wings that can shoot…I present to you a wing that can shoot, sir.

I recently wrote about 4 former Knicks the team could consider bringing back in free agency this summer, and one of those names just so happened to be Carmelo Anthony.

Not even for one second did I think it would come to fruition, but here we are.

Would you welcome Melo back to The Garden?

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