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New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has insisted that he can’t allow himself to question “what if” he had chose the Chicago Bulls in free agency this past summer.
Anthony heads to Chicago for the first time this season since turning down the opportunity to join the Bulls, and it has been a problematic start to the year after opting to remain in New York.
The Knicks are 5-22 for the season while the Bulls sit in fourth spot in the Eastern Conference at 15-9, and questions continue to be asked as to whether Anthony made the right decision or not.
Despite visiting Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Los Angeles in free agency, the 30-year-old decided to sign a five-year deal worth $124m with the Knicks, and he cited his desire to bring success back to the city as the primary reason for staying at MSG.
However, it hasn’t worked out as planned for Anthony and the Knicks so far this year as they struggle to adjust to the triangle offense and suffer with a lack of depth and talent on their roster.
Nevertheless, that isn’t going to lead to Anthony second-guessing what it would be like if he had moved to Chicago this past summer.
“If I start doing that and saying what if to myself and second-guessing and questioning myself, it won’t be right,” Anthony said after practice Wednesday.
“For me, mentally it won’t be right, so I will not allow myself to sway toward asking myself what if with this situation or that situation.
“What’s done is done,” Anthony added. “I kinda don’t look at it. I kinda don’t think about it anymore. That’s in the past for me.
“Just a situation that I had to deal with, that I went through this offseason. As far as now and thinking about that situation, it don’t even come close [with] me thinking about that.”
Anthony has since conceded that Chicago were “a perfect fit”, but what’s in the past is in the past and he will now have to move forward hoping that the Knicks can turn things around.