So, the Miami Heat will push to sign expected free agent Carmelo Anthony this summer?
For those that thought the Chicago Bulls chances of signing Anthony were slim to none then the Heat’s chances of signing Anthony likely does not register on the scale.
There are a multitude of reasons why the Heat will not be signing Anthony this summer.
The first reason is that it would be very difficult for the Heat to afford Anthony. As it is, the Heat will have a hard time keeping Wade, James, and Bosh in Miami for another season. While everything is speculation at this point, there is a growing belief that one of the Heat’s Big 3 will break off on their own next season. The Heat’s Big 3 took a discount to join forces in 2010 and each of the three will likely be seeking their maximum value this summer.
Therefore, if there are questions over the Heat being able to afford Bosh, Wade, and James; then it would seem nearly unthinkable to think that the Heat can add Anthony into their mix. Even in the event that one of the Heat’s original Big 3 departs, the chances of Anthony taking his talents to South Beach are unlikely.
The second reason is that Anthony is not interested in taking less money to join a team. After all, that is the reason why the Bulls’ chances of signing Anthony are low. Anthony wants to win but he also wants to be paid like one of the best players in the NBA. The only team that can offer that kind of money to Anthony is the New York Knicks.
The Heat need to check their temperature because any thought of Miami signing Anthony this summer is delusional.