Responding to the critics, Carmelo Anthony says he will be recruiting players to come to New York.
There has been a lot of chatter already that Melo is not long for the Knicks, and some have already placed him in a Lakers uniform following this season. While Anthony said that he will become a free agent, he has made it clear that his intention is to stay in NY.
Some of the media has been coming after him saying it's his duty to bring top flight talent to the Knicks, like Dwyane Wade did with the Heat, and Carmelo says that exactly what he plans to do. Although he doesn't feel Kobe Bryant will recruit him to the Lakers, the NBA's scoring leade intends to woe players to join him on the Knicks in pursuit of a title.
"They don't know what I'm doing," Anthony said after practice. "I haven't had a complaint yet in my 11 years in this NBA about playing with me. I think people would love to come to play in New York. And when that time comes, we'll be working on that.
"I have a big black book. I have a big Rolodex. People that talk about what's going on with me in the offseason, this and that, I should be getting people to come here, I am. I'm trying."