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08:14 AM ET 08.11 | Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony is a free agent next summer and he has told friends that he's "eager to explore playing" for the New York Knicks when his contract is up, according to CBSSports.com. However, the site reports that Anthony is also a little confused about what's going to happen with the next collective bargaining agreement and that could lead to him signing the three-year, $65 million extension the Nuggets have offered him. ... "Carmelo already wants to play in New York," one source told the site. "He doesn't need anybody to bring him there. He's a gunslinger. That situation is perfect for him."

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August 11, 2010  08:16 AM ET

He doesn't need anybody to bring him there. He's a gangster!

August 11, 2010  08:31 AM ET

The hopes of knicks fans just reached astronomical proportions

August 11, 2010  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He doesn't need anybody to bring him there. He's a gangster!

Of course you gotta have a gangsta mentality to win in this league. Did you see how Artest snatched the rebound from Glenn Davis' hands in the NBA finals game? That's gangsta - that's Melo. that's NY. Knicks are now a decent team on the rise with 11 games on National TV next season. He's welcome to take a peek...

August 11, 2010  08:40 AM ET

He may go to NY. In 2 or 3 years, I still think he will sign the extension due to the uncertainty of the collective bargaining agreement coming soon.

August 11, 2010  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He may go to NY. In 2 or 3 years, I still think he will sign the extension due to the uncertainty of the collective bargaining agreement coming soon.

Given how New Orlean's handled the CP3 situation because he's under contract with them Melo won't dare sign. He's made a lot of money in this league already to give a damn about 65 mil. It aint like he can't or won't make that anywhere he goes with or without a new CBA.

August 11, 2010  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Of course you gotta have a gangsta mentality to win in this league. Did you see how Artest snatched the rebound from Glenn Davis' hands in the NBA finals game? That's gangsta - that's Melo. that's NY. Knicks are now a decent team on the rise with 11 games on National TV next season. He's welcome to take a peek...

Melo wasnt the biggest gangsta on his team in Denver...that role belongs to Kenyon Martin !

NY gangsta? As a state yea but not in the NBA !

The Knicks are far from a good team...they only have 1 good player & even he is coming into a new system !

Dont fool yourself...those 11 games on national tv were because they are playing the Heat, Bulls, Magic, Celtics, etc.

August 11, 2010  08:47 AM ET
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Given how New Orlean's handled the CP3 situation because he's under contract with them Melo won't dare sign. He's made a lot of money in this league already to give a damn about 65 mil. It aint like he can't or won't make that anywhere he goes with or without a new CBA.

He wont make 21M with any other team that signs him !

If he wants to win he is better off staying in Denver than going to NY !

August 11, 2010  08:48 AM ET

Knicks may finally turn things around next year, although throwing all your chips at a free agent ain't always the best option.

Let's see if 6th-12th in the East is worth two seasons of sucking.

August 11, 2010  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Knicks may finally turn things around next year, although throwing all your chips at a free agent ain't always the best option.Let's see if 6th-12th in the East is worth two seasons of sucking.

I agree !

Just ask NY Knicks fans how that turned out with LBJ !

August 11, 2010  08:54 AM ET

Overpaying for a free agent doesn't seem so bad at the time but the contract could turn out to be a nightmare. From good teams to bad, a bloated contract kills. Even Orlando which reached the finals two years ago may never get over the hump because they are paying Rashard Lewis.

Of course the Knicks don't even think about playoffs matchups etc. they just want to have a winning record for once.

That is sad in the NBA where even such poorly run franchises as the 76ers, Clippers, Grizzly's (actually all teams except the T-Wolves) have made the playoffs more recently than the Knicks, some with payrolls half the size and half the resources of the front office, not to mention way less attractive cities.

So if they make the playoffs Knicks fans will consider that a good sign - that's like Detroit Lion's territory ouch.

August 11, 2010  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Overpaying for a free agent doesn't seem so bad at the time but the contract could turn out to be a nightmare. From good teams to bad, a bloated contract kills. Even Orlando which reached the finals two years ago may never get over the hump because they are paying Rashard Lewis. Of course the Knicks don't even think about playoffs matchups etc. they just want to have a winning record for once. That is sad in the NBA where even such poorly run franchises as the 76ers, Clippers, Grizzly's (actually all teams except the T-Wolves) have made the playoffs more recently than the Knicks, some with payrolls half the size and half the resources of the front office, not to mention way less attractive cities.So if they make the playoffs Knicks fans will consider that a good sign - that's like Detroit Lion's territory ouch.

Word.

Melo's stupid - just resign because of the uncertainty surrounding the CBA. Also, who would REALLY want to play for the Knicks?

August 11, 2010  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Overpaying for a free agent doesn't seem so bad at the time but the contract could turn out to be a nightmare. From good teams to bad, a bloated contract kills. Even Orlando which reached the finals two years ago may never get over the hump because they are paying Rashard Lewis. Of course the Knicks don't even think about playoffs matchups etc. they just want to have a winning record for once. That is sad in the NBA where even such poorly run franchises as the 76ers, Clippers, Grizzly's (actually all teams except the T-Wolves) have made the playoffs more recently than the Knicks, some with payrolls half the size and half the resources of the front office, not to mention way less attractive cities.So if they make the playoffs Knicks fans will consider that a good sign - that's like Detroit Lion's territory ouch.

I will go out on a limb & say the Knicks wont make the playoffs this year & will finish between the 10-12 seed !

August 11, 2010  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Word.Melo's stupid - just resign because of the uncertainty surrounding the CBA. Also, who would REALLY want to play for the Knicks?

Players who get over looked by other teams !

Hey Amare went to NY after the Heat decided to go with Bosh !

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August 11, 2010  09:05 AM ET
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He is signng that extension and then will ask to get traded by February

which would complicate matters, lets hope they back load the contract...

August 11, 2010  09:06 AM ET

Omg another full year of this BS

August 11, 2010  09:23 AM ET

That's interesting that he is quoted as saying the uncertainty surrounding the CBA could lead him to sign the extension. That's the first time I've read he said anything about staying.

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August 11, 2010  09:44 AM ET
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Dude, you're just obnoxious. I say F you and F Miami. Watch LeBron be the man baby that he is, he already is losing his head. I smell emotional wreck in the making.

I see several Titles in the making....

 
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