Carmelo Anthony Decoded: The Economics of the Trade

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BIG STARS SPREAD THE WEALTH:“[The trade] impacts coaching a lot,” says Smith. “When the Knicks are good and St. John’s are good, it brings a different energy to the city; a kid from Detroit might come to Manhattan College or Fordham University. You can recruit on a larger scale, a kid could look at it like, ‘Basketball is important in New York and I’d like to go there.’ Maybe that team plays better and makes the NCAA tournament now and that school is seen in a better light, school salaries are raised, etc.”

BIG STARS SPREAD THE WEALTH:“[The trade] impacts coaching a lot,” says Smith. “When the Knicks…