Saturday, July 26, 2014

Carmelo Anthony: I want to win, I don't care about money

Carmelo Anthony Nov 2013.jpg

Carmelo Anthony has a message for anyone who believes who chose to re-sign with the New York Knicks for the primary reason of money.

"I want to win," he told ESPN in his first interview since re-signing. "I don't care about the money."

Anthony's comments are interesting, because on the surface, signing with the Knicks over other potential suitors seems like it came down to cash. The Knicks offered one year and $30 million more than any other team could have offered. And the team also missed the playoffs last year and aren't expected to be much more improved this next go around.

The Knicks have virtually no flexibility with their payroll right now thanks to Amar'e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani taking up a good chunk of the cap space. This leaves new team president Phil Jackson and head coach Derek Fisher with limited options when it comes to acquiring help.

All told, Anthony may very well be genuine in saying he cares about winning over money. I mean, who doesn't want to win? But signing with the Knicks as oppose to the Chicago Bulls doesn't exactly justify that belief.

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