Ranking the Top Free Agency Fits to Pair with Carmelo Anthony Next Offseason

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Ranking the Top Free Agency Fits to Pair with Carmelo Anthony Next Offseason
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With Carmelo Anthony on board, the New York Knicks can begin to plan for their splurge next summer, when they're expected to add another premier name via free agency. 

As of now, the team will have roughly $14 million in cap space, but the working assumption is that Phil Jackson will find the necessary roster moves to open up room for a maximum salary. 

In choosing Anthony as his centerpiece, Jackson could be limiting himself a bit in constructing a roster. Despite being an elite scorer, 'Melo has never dominated on the other end of the floor. His tendency to hog the ball at times also could lead to potential worries if the supporting cast is lacking. 

Building a winner around Anthony isn't impossible. But it's a task that requires planning, and simply jumping at the biggest available name wouldn't help New York's cause. In this case, the fit means everything. And there are several names among the star-studded free agent class that stand out in this regard. 

Among the max-level guys available a year from now, we've ranked the ones who would fit best beside Anthony on Derek Fisher's Knicks.

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