The problem with the Knicks’ recruitment of D-Wade—who ended up signing with the Chicago Bulls—was timing, according to Melo.
Carmelo reveals NYK had "a chance" to sign Dwyane Wade but timing wasn't right. "If it was 2 days earlier we probably would have had D-Wade"
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) July 20, 2016
Nonetheless, Anthony is very happy with the Knicks’ offseason moves.
Per the NY Daily News:
“There was a chance,” Anthony said on Wednesday. “There was definitely a chance. We would have had to pull a rabbit out of the hat in the 25th hour. But there was a chance. I think if it was maybe two days earlier we probably would have had D-Wade.”
It marked the second straight year that Wade briefly considered joining his good friend Anthony in New York. […] In fact, Anthony, Wade, LeBron James and Chris Paul or “The Brotherhood” as they call themselves have all hinted in the past that they’d like to be on the same team.
LeBron, Wade and Paul can all become free agents on July 1st, thus paving the way for them to become teammates in Cleveland, Los Angeles or even New York. […] “A Super team?” Anthony said following Wednesday’s U.S. practice. “I don’t know. You never know what can happen these days. Everything is different these days. I just want to get through this season first. I want to start this season and enjoy the new Knicks that are on the team. This is a new era for us. I think it’s going to be exciting for us.”