Carmelo Anthony will be getting ready to lead the New York Knicks in 2013, after coming up short once again last season in the NBA Playoffs. With an aging roster loaded with albatross contracts, it is not expected that the Knicks will be that much improved in the upcoming NBA season. Not only can they not afford to make a big splash in free agency, but they are forced to watch other teams in the Eastern Conference surpass them in overall talent levels. Most notably – and perhaps, most frustrating as well – the Knicks have lost the back page of the New York newspapers to the Brooklyn Nets, who acquired Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from the Boston Celtics. Along with the Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls, one has to wonder if the Knicks are any better than the fifth best team in their own conference next season. If things do not go well in 2013-2014, expect to see at least one high-priced, high-caliber star bolt the Big Apple. That leads to the following question.
Will the Los Angeles Lakers sign Carmelo Anthony in 2014?
It is more than possible.
The Lakers have one more difficult season on tap for next season. They will amnesty Metta World Peace and lost Dwight Howard, but their books are still a mess. But, after next season, the team will only have one player under contract, and that is Steve Nash. If they can convince Kobe Bryant to not retire after this season, and that they are serious about making one more run, they could lure Anthony out to L.A.
Anthony loves la la land. La La Vasquez loves it as well. Bryant always said he would love to play with Anthony. It may be just one more season until everyone gets what they want.
Well, everyone but Knicks fans. But, fear not, New York. You may have to wait one more year after next, especially once all of those horrible contracts expire, but you may wind up getting a new leader to don the orange and blue of the Knickerbockers.
And that, my friends, is the one and only Kevin Durant.