Originally written on New York Sports-Kings  |  Last updated 11/17/14

By now, we’ve all heard the story. It looks like Carmelo Anthony will opt out of his deal with the Knicks after this season and test the free agency market. Despite the fact that Melo has said that he doesn’t want to talk about the impending free agency debacle, it hasn’t stopped everyone and their mothers from chiming in and giving their opinions on the situation. One of the more odd ones, though, is a former Knicks arch rival: Reggie Miller. Miller, now a TNT analyst, spent his entire career with the Pistons including legendary playoff series against the Knicks seemingly year after year in the ’90s. Now that he’s safely retired, Miller is throwing some advice bombs towards Anthony about what he could potentially see if he chooses to leave New York. According to ESPN New York’s Ohm Youngmisuk:    “Everyone wants to be wooed and go through that process,” Miller, now a TNT analyst, said Tuesday on a conference call. “What I would say to Carmelo is, ‘Be careful what you ask for.’ We saw what happened withLeBron [James]. Right now, you play in the No. 1 media market in the world in terms of professional basketball. What better place to be successful and try to win a championship than in New York? “It would be hard to imagine him leaving there,” Miller continued. “The grass isn’t always greener. The grass was greener for LeBron and he’s won back-to-back [titles], but what he went through to get there was such a firestorm.”   Obviously, the idea of free agency and being courted by teams for your services is alluring, but one has to wonder what Anthony’s motivations are. If he stays in New York, he can potentially make more money on a max-deal (five years, roughly $129 Million) than if he signs with any other team ($95.9 million over four years). If fame is his motivation, where better than under the bright city lights in New York? Like I said earlier, Melo is holding his tongue about the off season in order to focus on the here and now, but you can be sure that this is going to be a HUGE deal when the final buzzer sounds and the NBA offseason begins next year. What do you think? Is Reggie Miller right? Is Melo making a mistake if he leaves New York? Where will he end up? Let us know by liking us on facebook and following us on twitter! The post Reggie Miller to Carmelo Anthony: Be Careful What You Wish For appeared first on New York Sports Kings.

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  • No better place if he's seeking more fame than he has already,and he can receive the most money and security right where he is. I see no plus to get if he leaves New York. The only reason I can come up with is maybe the pressure in NY is more than he thought it would be and he can't handle that pressure even though he says that's why he wanted to play in NY, for the pressure. Not everyone can play in NY. I don't see him going to Lakers with Kobe to win a chip. Especially with Kobe coming off of an achilles injury.I guess everyone would like to see how many other teams would want him even if he chooses to stay.
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