Carmelo Anthony’s ‘Change of Heart’ Could Cost Him a Championship

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Free-agent frenzy is a hectic time in the sports world, especially in the NBA when it come to superstars like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. Every time you turn on the television, it’s LeBron this, Melo that.

Well, it looks like one of those names has been cleared off the list as Anthony has decided to rejoin the New York Knicks due to a “last minute change of heart,” according to the New York Daily News.

This is good news for Knicks fans, but Carmelo’s shot at winning a championship there still remains questionable unless a better supporting cast can be orchestrated.  Rookie head coach Derek Fisher believes the team can be better in 2015 after a poor performance this past season.

Point guard Jose Calderon was a nice addition and former Wichita State SF Cleanthony Early may be one of the biggest steals from the 2014 NBA Draft, but he will likely have to make the switch to small forward.

Knicks President Phil Jackson, who signed to the executive position in March, certainly has the talent to build a solid franchise. Just a little over a year ago, the team was competing with the Indiana Pacers for a shot at James and the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, so a turnaround in 2015 would be no surprise.

However, when it comes to title talks, I believe Carmelo Anthony’s best bet would have been to sign with a team like the Chicago Bulls. He loves his fans and his team in New York, so props to the kid for staying put in the Big Apple. It will be interesting to see what Jackson and Fisher have in store for Anthony and the rest of the Knicks next season.

Andrew Schuster is a New Orleans Saints writer at Rant Sports. Follow him @ShootsMcGavin on Twitter, like him on Facebook and add him to Google.

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  • Tommy2cat

    As if jumping to the 27-54 Lakers would be a winning move – a team without a coach & led by a suspect. The Knicks were 16-7 in March & April and 54-27 the year before. Chandler, who quit on Woodson, is gone.

    Or jumping to Chicago, leaving tens of millions behind, only to be the sole scoring option while Rose nurses his balky knees. Yep.

    Oh no, wait – he could flee to the Mavs, leave tens of millions behind and continue to receive feeds from another suspect, only to be dwarfed by the Spurs when the rubber hits the road.

    Melo’s basketball Nirvana is to win in New York – he’s not going to leave that on the table with the 10′s of millions he’ll receive.