Carmelo Anthony said on Thursday that he wants to return to the Knicks, but added that he also wants to win next year.
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"I want to come back. I also want to win," he said. Whether Melo stays with the Knicks will be a hot topic from now until a decision is made, and while the addition of Phil Jackson gives them some hope, he's also excited to become a free agent. He will likely opt out in July and then start testing the market. Yes, the 'Summer of Melo' is approaching quickly. Melo said on Thursday he doesn't care about the money and just wants to win, while the Knicks can offer him more than any other team - five years, $129 million.
Chris Kaman's future with the Lakers is unclear, as the team is still developing a game plan on how to attack next season.
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Kaman didn't fit into Mike D'Antoni's scheme and he eventually told Mike D to play him, or develop Robert Sacre instead. Kaman didn't play down the stretch and it's probably safe to say that if D'Antoni is coach next season, Kaman probably won't return to the Lakers.
Ersan Ilyasova says he'll make a decision about playing for Turkey in the World Cup some time in the next month.
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He was shut down early this year with an ankle injury and simply never got healthy over the course of the season. He says he's leaning toward skipping the event and if he wants to revive his NBA career, it's probably a good choice, as he simply has to find a way to get healthy and stay on the court.