Carmelo Anthony will stay put, taking his money and staying in New York. A five-year, $129.5 million deal saw to that.
And that’s a correct choice.
Not the correct choice, because there was no single decision better than the rest.
Anthony knows this is the final lucrative contract of his career, one he signed with the team capable of offering him the most money possible over the longest time.
He could have jumped to Chicago, taken a pay cut and helped weld together a winner alongside Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. That would’ve been a correct choice.
Anthony’s deal wraps up the biggest remaining story. Unsurprisingly, Carmelo decided to wait until LeBron James had come to a conclusion of his own.