Carmelo Anthony's future in New York remains unclear after the superstar admitted he wants to be recruited in the same manner Dwight Howard was when he was a free agent.
Anthony wants to be told how much he is wanted and needed by the recruiting franchise. He wants to hear how he can help them achieve the ultimate prize of a NBA title and also how they can market him as a player.
What Anthony is basically getting at, he wants the "Dwight Howard treatment".
An associate of the Knicks small forward told Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, this is what he had to say:
"He wants to be in a situation where he can start winning, and he is going to look at teams based on that, Coaching is only a part of the equation. What they do now is not going to be as important as can they win?”
He also went on to add: "Anthony would like, 'the Dwight Howard treatment.' That means he wants to go through the same sort of process that Howard went through last summer, when Howard set up shop in Los Angeles and set up meetings with five teams—Houston, the Lakers, Dallas, Golden State and Atlanta—each of whom came in and made formal presentations."
Anthony had initially stated his favoured destination would be to continue in New York with the Knicks and with the recent introduction of Phil Jackson to the franchise, he would be under the tutelage of one of the greatest winners in NBA history.