Carmelo Anthony is involved in a dilemma with the New York Knicks. Rumors have been swirling for months over where Carmelo should go. Teams connected with Anthony were the Houston Rockets, a team that he said he would only waive his no-trade clause for. He could have joined the Cleveland Cavaliers alongside LeBron, although he does not want to go there supposedly.

Carmelo Anthony is one of the premier offensive weapons in the league and he is wasting his talent by choosing to stay with the Knicks. Melo has tried time and time again to make it work, but it has not.

Carmelo Anthony is only getting older and his career and legacy are being tarnished by continuing to play for the organization.

Why should he leave?

Melo should leave the Knicks and waive his no-trade clause to play with almost any other team. The New York Knicks are in a rebuilding mode and it could take a lot of time for them to be a threat in any sense in the league. The team really has not done anything to supply Anthony with good surrounding players or a chance to be competitive in the NBA.

Carmelo is wasting his talent on the team because he could be competing for a championship or at least be getting to the playoffs. He could be playing with other All-Star players across the league. The veteran has not reached the playoffs in many years and he has not won a title.

In my opinion, if Anthony was on the Cavaliers or even the Rockets, he would shine and he would help the teams out tremendously.

Lastly, Melo is overall tarnishing his career. If he continues playing for the Knicks, he could go down as one of the greatest offensive players in the league with no rings and no titles. Additionally, he is not getting any younger being 33 years of age.

Who knows how much longer the veteran will be in the NBA and so far he is just wasting his time and value.

Money should not be a factor in playing for another team for him. He has already made huge amounts of money playing in New York City for a long time. Sometimes when it comes down to it, your career and legacy matter more than money or anything else.

Despite what others say, I believe that the veteran can play good defense, although he does not try with his current team because of how bad they are. Carmelo Anthony continues to state that he chooses to stay in NYC because he wants to be close to his family. I can only hope that Anthony chooses to go elsewhere to play basketball because it would be the best thing for him to do. A change of scenery would definitely benefit him.


The team did make some pickups in the offseason, but they overpaid plenty of players now and in the past. They signed ex-Knick Tim Hardaway Jr. to a huge contract, as well as signing second-year player Ron Baker. The direction is not looking good for the organization as a whole unit.

The team made a good decision in firing Phil Jackson because he was ruining the organization and making bad signings. Some bad decisions he made was signing players Courtney Lee and Joakim Noah to huge contracts for low productive play. He also tried to implement a system that would not work for the team or league because of how outdated it is. Kristaps Porzingis stands as the only bright spot for the team and stands as a beacon of hope and change.