Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks are like a “you like him. He likes you” kind of relationship. They both want each other but there’s always a third party involve. There would be sacrifices to be made. However, like a jealous and insecure lover the Knicks are looking for possible options.
They know they don’t have the right personnel to come up with a good trade that might interest the Denver Nuggets. And with the New Jersey Nets closely pursuing Anthony giving up Derrick Favors and a number of first round draft picks, it looks like Anthony has an inclination in signing with them.
The Knicks are still not putting their hopes down. It’s still not over until it’s over. However, they are also looking for possible options. They have been on that road just a summer ago when they pursued Lebron James but instead got the consolation price in Amare Stoudemire and Raymond Felton. They still came out the winner in spite losing the mega Lebron sweepstakes.
Now it is rumored that the Knicks are setting up an option B. They are eyeing the Philadelphia 76ers all-star forward Andre Iguadala.
The high flying Andre is a perfect fit for the Knicks up tempo offense. He defends very well and can shoot the ball in midrange. Signing “Iggy” is a perfect backup plan. The Knicks could either trade Wilson Chandler with Eddy Curry’s expiring contract with some draft picks or cash consideration. The only problem with Andre is his consistency. He has the tendency to go into his shell when his team needs him putting his offense into a switch with an on and off mode.
The Knicks needs a good defensive center and a good shooting guard that’s why they are also looking on the possibility of signing Anderson Varejao and Daniel Gibson from Cleveland.
New York has still set their eyes on Carmelo. The feeling is mutual between them. However, like a sad love affair it will never always end up with a happy ever after. Even so, there is always the thought of fate and destiny. It’s not always what you want, is what’s best for you… and the Knicks should have known that better.