Obviously we all know that Carmelo Anthony doesn’t want to be in Denver. Who does? Carmelo has seen what has happened in Miami with Lebron, Bosh, and Wade. Carmelo wants a big three of his own, but in Denver he doesn’t have it. Here are five reasons why he should abandon Denver and come to the New York Knicks.
1. New York City
Lebron James has said that he didn’t want the pressure of playing in New York. Carmelo has said that he wants to play in a big market and wouldn’t have any pressure on him. He went to Syracuse and got married in New York, as well.
2. Amar'e and Paul/Parker
Miami has three of the top 15 players in the NBA. Right now the Knicks have one. If Carmelo comes to the Knicks, that would make two. Then in 2011, Tony Parker will become a free agent, and in 2012, Chris Paul will be a free agent. Paul is a top 15 player, while Parker is a top 30. Either would fit and that would give them their own big three.
3. Madison Square Garden
I’ve been to MSG at least 30 times, going to Knick and Ranger games. People don’t lie when they say it’s the world's most famous arena. Great players have played in MSG, from Patrick Ewing to Mark Messier, to Wayne Gretzky to Walt Clyde Frazier. They played here and became famous. Carmelo would love to do the same.
4. Miami Heat
Everyone knows what has happened in South Beach this offseason. Every team in the NBA would love to beat them. He would have better chances of beating them in New York than with the Nuggets.
5. Up and Coming Western Conference
The Lakers have been the team to beat in the West since Kobe came to L.A. Now a lot of teams are going to be able to challenge them, like the Thunder, the Blazers, the Mavericks, the Rockets, and the Grizzlies. The East is getting harder, but there are less teams to worry about.
Obviously Carmelo will decide for what’s best for him, but according to me, New York is his future home.