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Biggest Pros and Cons of New York Knicks Tying Their Future to Carmelo Anthony
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Is Melo the best centerpiece for the future of the Knicks?

The New York Knicks have oriented the team around Carmelo Anthony for the past two-and-a-half years, but is it the right idea for the next five?

On the surface, the answer seems to be pretty clear. Melo is far and away the best player on the Knicks right now; no one has the ability to justify a shift away from Anthony to build around someone else.

That said, there are legitimate questions about whether Anthony is capable of leading New York to a title. Those concerns span beyond the abstract idea of leadership and challenge his style of play and the viability of placing his skill set at the core of a championship contender.

The issue is actually bigger than Anthony himself. It is also about the state of the NBA, both in terms of distribution of talent and on-court strategic trends. How the Knicks respond will reflect what they think the league will be like a half decade from now.

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