February 21st, 2011 the Denver Nuggets traded away disgruntled star Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks. Three years and three months later Mr. Anthony is celebrating his 30th birthday. “Melo” has an early termination clause in his contract which would allow him to become a free agent this summer. Do you still hold hard feelings against Carmelo Anthony for the way he left town? Do you care if he becomes a free agent again?
I would not say I hold hard feelings toward Carmelo Anthony but will admit that when the schedule comes out, I circle the dates the Nuggets play against him. Since becoming a Knick, Anthony’s team has only won 2 of 5 matches against his former team. Both times Anthony returned to the Pepsi Center, the Nuggets defeated him. If Anthony were to become a free agent, the rumoured serious suitors for his services include the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers. The point in time I begin to really “care” about Carmelo Anthony’s free agency is if he were to come back to the Western Conference. I would embrace the Nuggets playing Anthony four times a year instead of only two. I would thoroughly enjoy the poetic justice of the Denver Nuggets eliminating Carmelo Anthony from the playoffs.
Playoffs? Talking about playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs? Both Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets are watching the entire playoffs on television this year. As a Nugget fan, I firmly believe that if the injury bug stays away from Ty Lawson, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee and Timmy Mozgov, the Nugs are playoff bound. As a former fan of Carmelo Anthony, I firmly believe if he leaves New York, it is to punch his ticket back into the playoffs. Then again, maybe I’m just being “melo” dramatic.