Dec 21, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots a free throw during the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Madison Square Garden. Memphis Grizzlies won 95-87. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

NBA rumors: Former teammate says Carmelo Anthony leaving New York Knicks

Between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks, basketball in the Big Apple couldn’t be at a lower point.

Well – at least not right now, though a new low could be found this Summer if Carmelo Anthony opts to leave the Knicks in free agency.

It’s something a former teammate of Anthony expects the Orangeman to do, according to the New York Post:

Carmelo Anthony’s former teammate needed just a few seconds to ponder the question and deliver a definitive answer.

“I think he’s leaving. I’ve played with Melo for a long time and he knows he can’t win here. At this stage, all he wants to do is win. That’s why he’ll leave.”

The former teammate requested anonymity given the nature of the situation, so speculation as to who it might be seems relatively difficult.

Multiple people close to Anthony have echoed the sentiment of the former teammate and given Carmelo’s recent comments to the media, his future with the Knicks certainly looks cloudy at best.

Of course, putting a winning product on the floor during the final few months of the season may be enough to change his mind.

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  • Leroy Boyd

    Everybody got something to say about Melo and his decision but the truth be known only Melo knows what he is going to do. I think Phil has made two mistakes already asking Melo to take a pay cut and bringing in a 1st year coach who is only going to be on a string and Phil calling the shots in NY and Kerr on his own on the road. Furthermore who actually think the Knicks with their current roster and when the summer of 15 that they can get a group together that can contend? If Phil were coaching it would be a big difference but Kerr over Thibs who wins that match