Carmelo Anthony tells Knicks fan on Instragam: ‘You are stuck with me’
Knicks color commentator Walt Frazier wonders whether Carmelo Anthony will ask for a trade.
Arron Afflalo says Melo is “very committed” to the Knicks.
How does Melo feel?
Melo raises a good point: Many of the same Knicks fans who want him to leave New York now would have resented him if he left in free agency in 2014.
But facts remain:
- Melo’s window for elite individual production is slowly closing.
- The Knicks are not particularly close to contending.
It’s easy to see how Melo and the Knicks would stop seeing their relationship as symbiotic.
The past – Melo requesting a trade to the Knicks and then re-signing with them last year – might cause him to give his current team the benefit of the doubt. Surely, Melo wants to make it work In New York. I think he cares about making the Knicks successful.
But if the Knicks struggle again, they might want to trade him to continue rebuilding. Likewise, a 31-year-old Melo might consider waiving his no-trade clause.
All signs say the Knicks and Melo are happy enough together for now. But all logic says that harmony might not last.