With Phil Jackson in the front office, Carmelo Anthony will likely re-sign with the New York Knicks.
But the All-Star forward wants to win now and would be crazy to not consider leaving.
Anthony has free-agent options, and two have risen above everything else: Chicago and Houston, sources with direct knowledge of his plans told Yahoo Sports. The Bulls have an easier path to clear the necessary salary-cap space to sign Anthony, but the Rockets believe they can shed the contracts necessary to offer a third near-max deals alongside Dwight Howard and James Harden, league sources said.
“He’ll give New York every option,” one source with knowledge of Anthony’s plans told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday. “But he has options – and he’s going to explore them all.”
The Knicks are still 27-40 and have no draft picks or money to spend in free agency, while the Bulls and Rockets are both well-run teams with winning records.[ProBasketballTalk]