It's safe to say Carmelo Anthony's five and a half seasons in New York haven't gone as he had hoped.
After making the playoffs his first three years, the Knicks have missed the postseason the last two years and appear headed for an early summer this season.
In past years, when the Knicks tried to court free agents, Anthony wasn't part of those meetings. But with Anthony approaching 32 years old, the window to win a championship is closing, so he may be changing his tune on "recruiting" players to come help him.
In a media session on Monday, Anthony addressed his upcoming summer plans.
"Put me at the head of the table, and let's go to work," Anthony told reporters, according to ESPN.com. "If we want this team to be better, if we want more pieces of this team, I don't have a choice but to go out there and do my job and try to get people to come."
One player the Knicks could target: Kings point guard Rajon Rondo, who will be a free agent this summer.
On Feb. 6, after the Kings lost to the Nets in Brooklyn, Rondo was asked about what would factor into his decision on where to sign this offseason.
“[The] coach. And style of play. The biggest thing for me is the style of play," Rondo told ESPN.com after the Kings' loss. "I wouldn’t want to go to a system where I don’t really have the ball in my hands and they have you stand in the corner and shoot 3s. That’s not my style of play. … The style of play is the biggest thing, and then obviously personnel on the court and coaches.”
He was then asked if he would consider joining the Knicks.
“The triangle’s not really a good look for me, I don’t think,” Rondo told reporters.
Anthony responded to Rondo's comments on Monday.
"I think Rondo -- just me personally, I don't want to be tampering -- but I've heard he said he wouldn't thrive in a system like this. I think he'd be perfect in a system like this," Anthony said.
"Some of the keys of our offense is penetration, getting in the paint, pushing the pace, transition, creating in the paint for bigs, for yourself, everybody else. I think a point guard would love that, especially a point guard who can penetrate, create for yourself, create for others. I think it's a perfect opportunity for him," Anthony said.
After a rocky exit from Dallas last season, Rondo signed a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Kings last offseason.