He is returning to the Knicks. Of course.
Look, he is waiting around, hoping to unite with another All-Star. But it’s not happening. He can take the NY money, the LA money, or the (much smaller) Chicago money.
Seriously, as long as Jerry Reinsdorf owns the Bulls, they are:
a) never exceeding the tax
b) out of the free agent market
Sorry, not happening. The Lakers money isn’t far off from the Knicks, Does Melo want to live in NY or LA? That is the question.
Meanwhile, the Lakers will show up here every year, hoping for the fist “piece.” The first piece is a guy who draws other guys. Melo could be that guy. But so could other (future) guys. If the Lakers miss this year, oh well. They’ll get another one. Later.