Carmelo Anthony is expected to announce his decision to re-sign with the New York Knicks on Thursday, barring a last minute change of heart.
Melo’s Takes a Trip to Chicago
Melo started off free agency by taking a trip to Chicago and visiting the Bulls crew there.
Notes on the day
- Private workout with Derrick Rose to see how healthy he is
- Tour of facilities
- "Melo" plastered all over the arena
- Dinner with Noah, Thibs, Forman (GM), Gibson, Reinsdorf (Owner) and Pippen - apparently it went “really well”
Unlike Houston and Dallas, who he’s visiting today, Chicago got a full day or recruitment.
My gut tells me he comes back to the Knicks, but I’m hoping it’s not for max money.
Some pics I got off twitter:
Funny that Houston is putting Melo in Lin’s jersey.
NBA Draft: Tonight at 7:30 PM on ESPN
This draft got a bit more interesting now that the Knicks have two picks in it… second round picks.. but whatever.
After the trade with Dallas, we now own the 34th and 51st selection.
Some names to familiarize yourself with:
Spencer Dinwiddie (PG/SG)
Jabari Brown (SG)
Walter Tavares (C)
PJ Hairston (SG)
Glenn Robinson III (SF)Patric Young (PF/C)
Mitch McGary (PF/C)
Keith Appling (PG)
Khem Birch (PF)
Corey Jefferson (PF)
Jerami Grant (SF)
Deonte Burton (PG)
Enjoy the draft tonight - I always love it for the potential trades.
The Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of reacquiring center Tyson Chandler from the New York Knicks, according to sources close to the process.
The Mavs would send back Sam Dalembert, Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington.
So we are basically trading Tyson Chandler in order to improve the point guard position.
I’m not sure I like this deal - Phil is basically saying that Calderon is our point guard for the future since his deal runs through 2016/17.
I like Shane Larkin though.
Hmm.. what’s going on here. At least we are getting rid of Felton.
LeBron Opts Out…
Melo needs to convince his ass to come to New York.
For those that missed it yesterday, the full press conference.
Reaction: Derek Fisher Press Conference
Watched the Derek Fisher press conference and my immediate thought was… this guy is ready to lead.
Phil wanted to hire someone that would help instill a championship culture and from everything that I saw/heard from Fish today - he’s looking like the right man for the job.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m really looking forward to this Phil/Fish era to really get underway.
soooo… Shump has a new music video out.
it’s.. um … interesting.
h/t to Chris
Congrats to Timmy Jr. for being named to the NBA all-rookie team. Definitely earned it with one of the better rookie campaigns I’ve seen from a Knick.
Two things I was most impressed with: his poise (got that NBA family blood in him) and ability to finish in the open court.
And that’s not even mentioning his best asset - his jumper.
Very happy for the kid - hope he stays in NY for the long-term.
Others that made 1st team: MCW, Oladipo, Trey Burke and Mason Plumlee
NBA Draft Lottery: Tonight, 8PM EST - ESPN
Just a reminder that the NBA draft lottery is tonight.
As you may know, the Knicks don’t own their pick this year - Denver does (part of the Melo trade)
There is a 0.8% chance the pick will land at the #1 spot and a 2.9% chance of getting a top 3 pick.
It would really suck if any of those two situations happened.. actually I would laugh and think “of course.”
But, as you see, the chances are very very small.
Anyway, enjoy the lottery tonight. I’m hoping that the Suns land the #1 pick. Would be pretty great to see Bledsoe, Dragic and Wiggins play together.