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07:18 AM ET 10.30 | Carmelo Anthony has a few words for anyone who thinks he has one foot near the door in New York. [Anthony] was asked Tuesday after practice if he's the type of guy who would be a magnet to woo players to play with him in New York. The Knicks could have major salary-cap space in 2015. That free-agent class includes Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, Rajon Rondo, David West, Brook Lopez and LeBron James (if he doesn't opt out of his contract after the 2013-14 season). "I haven't had a complaint yet in 10, 11 years in the NBA about playing with me," Anthony said. "People would love to come to play in New York. When that comes, we'll be working on that. I have a big black book, a big Rolodex. People talk about what's going on with me in the offseason, [that] I should be getting people to come here. I am."

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October 30, 2013  08:23 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

October 30, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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Come To LA, Bro.

I think he'll try to get players to play w/ him in LA. He is already out of NY base on his previous statements. First he said he will be a free agent and then he said his team sucks and don't trust the players he has right now will not make a difference... Go figure

October 30, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Don't talk about the offseason anymore, Melo. Just focus on the 2013-14 season and don't give people anything else bad to say about you.

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October 30, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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He's no magnet, in fact quite the opposite. He's a one dimensional player (Scorer) and needs the ball to make an impact. Kyrie Irving will be more of a magnet than Melo.

Good Morning LTCF! Which is why Irving will eventually leave Cleveland....


Bank on it...!!

October 30, 2013  09:04 AM ET

I don't know about this Melo guy. If he really wants to win a championship he needs to move on. Nobody will win a championship with Dolan as owner.

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October 30, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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Incorrect. He's LOCKED into Cleveland for at least another 4-5 years. And the Cavs will be a premier team soon. Add in the new CBA rules that will limit movement.

So he'll leave in his prime and as a veteran.... Thanks for the info...!

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October 30, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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I think he'll try to get players to play w/ him in LA. He is already out of NY base on his previous statements. First he said he will be a free agent and then he said his team sucks and don't trust the players he has right now will not make a difference... Go figure

Motivation! Not saying its effective, but we'll just have to take the wait and see approach.

October 30, 2013  11:42 AM ET

There is probably no reason to opt in. He will try to recruit whoever he can. If that doesn't work he will make up his mind to stay and maximize his earnings or take les than max to play for someone else.

October 30, 2013  12:48 PM ET

NYC, Melo, and cap room? Players all over would love that combination.

October 30, 2013  02:03 PM ET

Why not? everybody else is doing it!

October 30, 2013  02:30 PM ET

money talks...Melo, Rajon (who is the ultimate complement to Melo's game), and Kevin Love. See you in NY '14

October 30, 2013  02:43 PM ET
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NYC, Melo, and cap room? Players all over would love that combination.

Next year - NYC offers Boston Amare's expiring contract and Felton for Rondo and Gerald Wallace....

 
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