Bulls could be solution for self-centered Carmelo Anthony
BY JOE COWLEY Staff Reporter November 30, 2013 12:48AM
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has yet to take any definitive responsibility — with his comments or his actions — for his team’s horrific start. And is anyone really surprised?
He held the Denver Nuggets hostage until they traded him — a move that made the Nuggets better — and since arriving in New York in 2011, he has demanded that Nuggets castoffs J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin be at his side.
Anthony is another example of a talented player who wants elite money and status to the point where a team can’t afford to put the right pieces around him. He’ll have a chance to opt out this summer, leaving the Knicks in luxury-tax hell and without a first-round pick — basically in NBA ruin.
If the talented forward were smart, his next move would be very simple: Pick up the phone at the end of the season and call Bulls general manager Gar Forman.
There would be salary, there would be talent around him, and most important, there would be a coach in Tom Thibodeau who would demand that Anthony start playing winning team basketball on both ends of the court.
If Anthony is serious about chasing a ring, it starts with sacrificing some ego.
Best guess, though, is that he chooses the Los Angeles Lakers and underachieving playoff runs.