Yesterday, the best scoring talent the Knicks have seen since Bernard King, Carmelo Anthony, announced that he wanted to test free agency and considering the talent level that surrounds Carmelo Anthony this year with the Knicks I'm not sure if it is impossible to say that he may go somewhere else. The best player on the Knicks besides Mr. Anthony is JR Smith who is still maturing and is always a drug suspension away from missing games. Amare Stoudemire who signed on to play for the Knicks on a contract that he didn't deserve has been showing since he signed that he didn't deserve that contract and considering that the Knicks used their amnesty clause on the wrong player a couple years back they're stuck paying and playing him.
Even before Carmelo Anthony was traded to the Knicks for half of their starting lineup and a third of their bench players Carmelo has been saying that he's always wanted to play in New York and always wanted to play on the Knicks. And with this chance he's continued to prove that he is one of the best offensive players in the league and he has been generally happy to be a Knick, but will the fact that he's going to opt out of his last year of his contract and become a free agent bring dirt from ownership in the attempt to make him knock down his asking price? The cat and mouse game of free agency can get nasty. Between "anonymous sources" dirt on both sides of the fence can surface and make each other look bad to the rest of the league and to the public in general.
In my opinion the courtship of Carmelo should be quick; with him returning to the Knicks with a max deal. To play in that hideous blue and orange jersey for the next 6-8 years. Both the Knicks and Carmelo will get something out of the deal, but considering how sensitive the cap space is in basketball the Knicks better tread carefully before they lose any flexibility to fill out the rest of their roster.