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'Melo sidestepping contract talk

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07:18 AM ET 10.01 | The NBA is back, which means a certain Knicks star will be asked about a certain impending contract decision. And they wandered into one other arena of the obvious: Their desire to keep Carmelo Anthony a Knick. While the session was laced with talk of re-signing the NBA's reigning scoring champ, Anthony wasn't doing the talking. "When that time comes, I'll deal with that," said Anthony, who can opt out and become a free agent at season's end. "I'm not going to go through the season thinking about my contract. I'm actually under contract now, so I'm not going to think about what I'm going to [do]. "I'm not going to keep addressing that situation," added Anthony, who upon coming to the Knicks in 2011 signed a three-year, $65 million extension with the ability to opt out after 2013-14."

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October 1, 2013  07:32 AM ET

Knicks have some issues.........Hopefully they can be fixed......

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October 1, 2013  07:59 AM ET
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What is hilarious is that his answer is actually the CORRECT way of handling it.....but the media torques it and now melo is 'side stepping' Smh

Of course. Thats what they do. If you're a hammer everything you see looks like a nail and so you want to start bashing it into something, even if what you're bashing is flat or dull. The sports media is like that with controversy. If its not there (and here it is most certainly not) they must create it.

And do you know what is even more hilarious? When Melo continues not to address it, these pen pushing dopes with keep bringinging it up, and the lemmings consuming it all will start blaming Melo for creating drama that he can't control, hasn't cultivated, or ever wanted.

October 1, 2013  08:51 AM ET

Lala will be in Lala land next summer. Kobe loves Melo.

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October 1, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Whatever he and the media decide to do, life will go on.

October 1, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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Whatever he and the media decide to do, life will go on.

Yes. Just like when Howard signed with the Rockets, but the media keep spewing out more DH/Laker stories all the time.

October 1, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Lala will be in Lala land next summer. Kobe loves Melo.

I agree. To me it's a match made in heaven.

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October 1, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Really? Kobe and Melo both want the ball a lot. How will that work out?

It'll work pretty well honestly. they would play off of each other and I'm sure Melo wouldn't mind deferring on and off next season until Kobe retires. I honestly can see Kobe passing the torch to Melo, watching them on a fast break is gonna be exciting.

October 1, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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It'll work pretty well honestly. they would play off of each other and I'm sure Melo wouldn't mind deferring on and off next season until Kobe retires. I honestly can see Kobe passing the torch to Melo, watching them on a fast break is gonna be exciting.

Dream on. It's your god given right...

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October 1, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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Dream on. It's your god given right...

LOL!!! I actually don't hope it happens, but I can see it happening. Don't be surprised if it does. Who knows maybe you'll get your wish and land Lebron then you can start loving him again like you did before he signed in Miami.

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October 1, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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Knicks try to become better before Melo decisionBRIAN MAHONEY (AP Basketball Writer) GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony feels there is no reason to think about his potential free agency now.The New York Knicks don't seem so sure.The Knicks followed their first Atlantic Division championship team in 19 years with a strangely timed change in the front office, just days before opening training camp. Steve Mills returned to Madison Square Garden as president and general manager with a mandate from owner James Dolan to overhaul the entire organization and make the Knicks ''the best that there can be in the NBA.''Maybe that would be enough to keep Anthony in New York.The NBA's leading scorer can become a free agent next summer, and Mills made it clear that keeping him will be a priority.''He clearly is one of those superstar players that don't come around very often,'' said Mills, the former MSG president who replaced Glen Grunwald last week.''So while it's premature in the process, we've made it clear that we have every intention of making Carmelo a Knick for a long time to come.''

This dumb move may have pushed Melo to looks elsewhere...

 
October 1, 2013  11:21 AM ET
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LOL!!! I actually don't hope it happens, but I can see it happening. Don't be surprised if it does. Who knows maybe you'll get your wish and land Lebron then you can start loving him again like you did before he signed in Miami.

For the record I will not go to heaven due to my lack of love for Lebron and anything related. That is if you believe there's something above those gaseous clouds waiting for you.

Lebron and love from Lost is like Gloria and abstinence - they will never go together!

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