Carmelo Anthony's has signed a five-year, $124 million deal with the New York Knicks, with an early termination option for the fifth year.
If not for the Lebron James soap opera this off season Carmelo would have had all the spotlight as he was courted by most of the contenders in the NBA. Ultimately it came down to the Bulls and the Knicks with Anthony opting to resign with New York. Surprisingly Anthony did not take a max contract which would have been worth 129 million. After next year the Knicks will have considerable cap room to make a play in free agency with hopes of getting Melo some help as they work towards becoming an elite team in the eastern conference. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Yunel Escobar left Monday's game with hamstring tightness.
Dan Uggla replaced Escobar in this contest and Escobar should be considered day-to-day moving forward. Escobar was 1-for-2 before exiting the game and Dan Uggla would be in a position to receive extra playing time if Escobar were to miss any extended period of time. Monitor this situation moving forward, seeing as Escobar has become a valuable fantast asset in 2015. Analysis: Colby Conway
Mo Williams has agreed to a two-year, $4.3 million deal with the Cavaliers.
Williams averaged 14.2 points and 6.2 assists in 29.1 minutes for the Timberwolves and Hornets last season. Williams will be able to get some open threes alongside LeBron James, but will be expected to score off the bench. The Cavaliers are attempting to stack this roster to bring a title to Cleveland next season, under the tutelage of King James and a little bit of coach David Blatt. Analysis: Colby Conway