The Skim: I’m calling it right now. LeBron, Wade, Melo, and CP3 will play on the New York Knicks in the 2017-2018 season. Why you ask? Well… First let’s look at the facts.
Fact #1 LeBron already said he wants this foursome to team up. He said, “I really hope that, before our career is over, we can all play together. … At least one, maybe one or two seasons — me, Melo, D-Wade, CP — we can get a year in,”
Fact #2 Wade, signed a 2 year deal with a player option after the first year. And LeBron will do the same.
Fact #3 Chris Paul has a player option on the last year of his contract!
Fact #4 the only player under contract is Melo
Fact #5 the Knicks have a whole lot of cap space in 2017/2018.
The Knicks are projecting to have 75 million in open cap space. Rose will be long gone by then. The starting 5 will be
- Chris Paul
- Dwayne Wade
- Carmelo Anthony
- LeBron James
- Kristaps Porzingis
My god. They’re already expressed that they want to play together. The Golden State Warriors will have a super team already. So why not? It can be done. They’d only have to take small pay cuts. They’d still be making 25 million dollars a year. Plus imagine those endorsement deals coming from the Big Apple! Movie appearances, restaurant releases, in NYC anything is possible and I think it happens.
If the Golden State Warriors win the championship in the 2016-2017 season, my advice to them would be to enjoy it. Because the following year. There’s going to be a monster in New York City.
Not to mention last nights speech between the 4 of them at the ESPY’s.