Originally Posted by oldschool4ever
so it's not the same as carmelo wanting to be a knicks and force them to trade him to the knicks only? since he wouldn't sign an extension anywhere else?
Knicks had the cap room to sign him as a free agent, the Lakers do not with Dwight Howard. That is the difference here. If LA is the only team he wants to go to then it means nothing because he can't end up there unless it's via trade.