NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony will likely become a free agent

Feb 9, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony warms up prior to the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 9, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony warms up prior to the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Less than a year after winning a playoff series, Carmelo Anthony’s New York Knicks are the most disappointing in the league and look like they could miss the postseason.

With Anthony able to become a free agent next year, this is a very dangerous time to struggle, especially with the Knicks’ cap situation.

On Friday afternoon, Anthony appeared on ESPN’s Sports Center to discuss his future.

Anthony all but told ESPN he would be opting out.

Now, to be fair, he should opt out, keep his options open and sign a longer contract if he chooses to stay in New York. He also believes he can recruit other players.

Anthony went on to say money is no issue.

 

The money aspect could be a sign that Anthony could sign elsewhere for slightly less in order to win, like LeBron James did with the Miami Heat or he could simply be willing to stay with the Knicks for less money.

Anthony is having another big season, averaging 27.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.

Topics: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

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