Carmelo Anthony is in Puerto Rico to do some charity work with his foundation. While the New York Knicks forward is down there, however, he's also being asked what his plans are if the NBA lockout forces missed games this fall.
Anthony's answers brought up a new possibility for locked out players, though, as he mentioned the small Central American country as a possible destination after previously bringing up the mainstays in China and Europe.
Nothing surprising in an NBA player considering playing in Europe or China, of course, but the juicy quote came while he was talking to Primera Hora.
"But with the lockout, and if things continue, I would not rule out playing in Puerto Rico. I'm keeping that option open and we'll see what deals there are."
This isn't exactly a realistic option because the BSN (Puerto Rico's NBA) only runs from March through July. If the NBA does end up cancelling its season, however, there's a good chance that players take a look at taking their talents to Puerto Rico.
The Peurto Rican league attracts some of the best non-NBA Americans each March as they pay good salaries and offer a nice transition destination between either the D-League or recently cut NBA players prior to the Summer League grind.
It'd be surprising if Anthony plays in Puerto Rico as Shavlik Randolph won the league's Import of the Year award this season, but it apparently hasn't been ruled out by the Knicks All-Star. Let's hope the NBA officially rules it out by deciding to play the upcoming season.