When asked about his 2014/15 opt-out option, Carmelo Anthony said he is only focused on ‘today’ and will ‘deal with’ it when that time comes, according to Ian Begley from ESPNNewYork.com. While speaking to the kids at his camp, he said “My window is closing I’m trying to bring a championship to New York ASAP.”
When discussing the Andrea Bargnani trade, Anthony admitted that although the loss of Marcus Camby and Steve Novak is a downer, the trade was ‘a steal.’ (Via Ian Begley). Bargnani, 27-years-old, averaged 15.2 points and 4.8 rebounds throughout his NBA career. He is coming off a disappointing season, but is expected to be more motivated in New York.
With Amar’e Stoudemire being paid over $20 million until the 2014/15 season, it will be tough for the Knicks to land a superstar to team up with Carmelo Anthony. On a positive note, the New York Knicks appear to be deep enough to make a serious playoff run. The additions of Andrea Bargnani, Metta World Peace and rookies Tim Hardaway Jr. and CJ Leslie will help the Knicks have more armor to face deadly teams like the Heat, Pacers, Thunder, etc.