Does the Knicks dreams of acquiring Carmelo Anthony run through the River City? Apparently Donnie Walsh and company are looking to acquire O.J Mayo in an attempt to bolster their offer to the Denver Nuggest for Anthony. ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard writes:
“Mayo, who has had a disappointing and controversial season in Memphis, is on the trading block, and the Knicks’ hope is that he would satisfy Denver’s desire for a promising young prospect. Though the third-year guard is coming off the bench and scoring less than 13 points a game this season, Mayo averaged 18 points over his first two years.
While Mayo, who has one year, $5.6 million remaining on his contract after this season, does not have the leverage to stop a possible deal, sources say he would not be happy with a trade to Denver.
After nearly three years of rebuilding in Memphis, Mayo is looking to go to a winning situation, according to the sources. He understands without Anthony, Denver would be starting over.
Mayo, however, would like to go to the Knicks.
The Knicks’ only interest in Mayo is to aid them in acquiring Anthony.”
I’m still skeptical that this deal will happen. I’m just sitting back and taking a wait and see approach. I still do not believe that Melo will end up with the Nets, but that doesn’t mean that he’ll be a Knick. Like I’ve mentioned time and again, I hope Carmelo’s a Knick, just not at the expense of this roster.