New York Knicks Rumors: Pau Gasol, Carmelo Anthony Would Make Team Instant Contenders
The New York Knicks clearly want their superstar back. After all, Carmelo Anthony is one of the best scorers in the NBA. However, they may get their superstar back and Pau Gasol, which would make them instant contenders.
A conversation that Carmelo Anthony had been pursuing in recent days, sources tell Yahoo: With Pau Gasol, about playing together w/ Knicks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 3, 2014
Gasol may not be the very best player in the NBA, but he is still a very valuable piece to have. This past season, Gasol averaged 17.4 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game. Teaming that up with Melo’s 27.4 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game would give the Knicks a great duo.
The Knicks went from a 54-28 team to a 37-45 team in one season. However, things are looking very bright for New York.
The team recently brought on Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher. Jackson has had a massive amount of success as a head coach in the NBA and Fisher has seen a great amount of success as a player. They both should thrive in their new roles.
It will be interesting to see if the Knicks are actually able to land Gasol and Anthony, but the addition of Gasol would certainly be a huge blessing. At this point, you would think Anthony would want to come back to the team. The front office has been making a bunch of noise as a recent and they are trying to bring on great players to build around Anthony.
There are plenty of other teams interested in Anthony, but landing Gasol would more than likely be enough to bring back New York’s best player. That is just speculation, though.