The Dallas Mavericks made their pitch to New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday, July 2nd. They took an approach different than the other teams choosing a less publicized location and not using “college football recruiting techniques.”
Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to have been enough to sway him to come to North Texas, as Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.
Carmelo Anthony is prepared to spend the prime years of his career in New York, the Daily News has learned.
A person close to Anthony told The News on Wednesday that barring a last minute change of heart Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks after “agonizing over this” for the past week.
Anthony had been holding out hope of working out a deal to play with LeBron James but it seems like with his intentions to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers that there is no room for Anthony.
The Knicks can offer Anthony more many than any team and that factored into his decision making. Being able to get the money now and force his way out later if he wants to seems to be the thought process within Anthony’s circle according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Within Anthony's circle, belief's been this, sources tell Y: Get NY's $129M now, figure out destination later. You can always get a trade.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2014