NBATV "Melo has all but made up his mind to go back to go back to NY"
They say he will make an announcement on Thursday. David Aldridge and others are saying that sources close to Melo are saying that he believes that Phil Jackson can build a winning team around him with Amare Stoudemire and and Bargnani coming off the books in 2015 clearing up cap space. They say he may get an out clause in his contract at the 2 or 3 year mark to put the fire to the Knicks to continue to bring in winning talent. But surprisingly they say that the $30 Million more he would get with the Knicks over what he could get with another team isn't the main deciding factor. They say he absolutely loves living in NY.
Are you crying over there? This is not about Kobe. The lakers situation is not good right now or the Knicks for that matter. The only way you leave money on the table is if you have an opportunity to win right away. So with all things being equal the smart thing to do is take the money.