NBA NEWS: Carmelo Anthony
The Miami Heat’s focus right now is overcoming a 2-1 deficit in the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, but a report says they’re discussing expanding the Big-Three to a Big-Four. ESPN reports they’re looking to add New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.
From Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein:
Sources told ESPN.com that Heat officials and the team’s leading players have already started to explore their options for creating sufficient financial flexibility to make an ambitious run at adding New York Knicks scoring machine Carmelo Anthony this summer in free agency.
The mere concept would require the star trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to all opt out of their current contracts by the end of the month and likely take further salary reductions in new deals that start next season to give Miami the ability to offer Anthony a representative first-year salary. The Heat also are prevented from making any formal contact with Anthony until July 1 and can do so then only if he opts out of the final year of his current contract. Anthony has until June 23 to notify the Knicks of his intentions, according to sources.
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