Source: ‘Melo Trade Makes Financial Sense
In almost record time Carmelo Anthony has become a polarizing figure amongst fans, teammates and coaches. So it shouldn’t be any surprise that Anthony has created division within the ranks of Madison Square Garden’s top executives as well.
According to a team source, at least one member of James Dolan’s inner circle wants to trade Anthony for the same reason the Knicks acquired him 13 months ago: money.
Part of that thinking is Jeremy Lin’s meteoric rise from anonymous bench warmer to international phenomenon. “Linsanity” has created a financial windfall for the Knicks unlike anything they’ve seen before.
The second-year point guard is a one-man money making machine for the Garden, which is experiencing a significant spike in ticket sales, ratings and merchandise since Lin became a household name in early February.