Carmelo Anthony: No. 1 priority is winning, not money

Carmelo Anthony: No. 1 priority is winning, not money
April 17, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Will Carmelo Anthony stay with the Knicks?

That's the $23 million question this summer.

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Melo's contract with the Knicks runs through next season, but he woke up Thursday on the outside looking in at the NBA Playoffs for the first time in his 11-year career. Would he take the $23 million owed to him and stay in New York for at least one more season, or will he opt out and explore other options?

As he met with the media Thursday, he started to shed some light on his future.

"At this point in my career, I'm not concerned about money. It's about winning. Nothing else matters," Anthony said. "That's not going to change, that's still going to be my mindset. It is my mindset. That's going to be my No. 1 thing."

If that's the case — if winning is his No. 1 priority — would he entertain signing with the Bulls this summer for less money?

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Even without Derrick Rose, the Bulls have once again banded together to grind out win after win and are hoping to make a big dent in the Eastern Conference in the postseason.

Imagine what they could do with Melo's scoring prowess.