Carmelo Anthony Needs To Demand A Trade


The New York Knicks have not lived up to their expectations this season.  As of right now they are two games behind the 8th seed in the conference. They continue to lose to bad teams.  If Carmelo Anthony wants to have a chance at being on a contender, now is the time for him to leave New York.

The Knicks have struggled all season to find a rhythm, and build chemistry.  They seem to have moments where you’re like “this team might be good.”  As soon as we think they are heading in the right direction, they blow a ten point lead to the Philadelphia 76ers in the final 2:30 of the game.

But Anthony has Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick Rose, why should he demand a trade?  Porzingis is becoming a very good player. He has potential to be an All-Star in this league.  But unfortunately, he can’t stay healthy (missing 4 out of the last 8 games) as he’s been battling an Achilles injury.  On top of that, Porzingis isn’t at the point where he’s a superstar in this league.  He’s slowly getting better, but Anthony doesn’t have the time to wait for Porzingis to mature into a great player.

Derrick Rose is still trying to get back to an All-Star caliber player.  Rose has showed us that he’s capable of being a threat on the court (averaging 17.5 ppg). But his defense has been below average, and his dedication to the Knicks is questionable.

After Rose went AWOL last week, and missed the Knicks matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans, rumors begin to hit the surface.  Specifically on rather Rose wanted to be a Knick.

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Look, Melo turns 33 in May, time is not on his side.  He has a no trade clause with the Knicks so they won’t trade him unless he waives the clause. He’s not in his prime anymore, so his ability to be the best player on a contender is far gone.

If Anthony wants to win a ring, he should not stay with the Knicks.  No matter how loyal, and how much he loves playing in the city of New York.  Now is the time for him to leave, while he still has value.

About Aaron Davis

Aaron is a staff writer and the Co-Founder of NBALEAD. He has been following the NBA for over 15 years. Graduated from Purdue University.

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