Apr 11, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots against Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson (15) at Air Canada Centre. The Knicks beat the Raptors 108-100. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony to visit several teams

Although he could choose to remain with the New York Knicks, star forward Carmelo Anthony is going to see what’s out there once he becomes a free agent on July 1.

According to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, Anthony will meet with several teams.

“He wants to be in a situation where he can start winning, and he is going to look at teams based on that,” the source said. “Coaching is only a part of the equation. What they do now is not going to be as important as can they win?”

Free agency opens on July 1, and, the source said, Anthony would like, “the Dwight Howard treatment.” That means he wants to go through the same sort of process that Howard went through last summer, when Howard set up shop in Los Angeles and set up meetings with five teams—Houston, the Lakers, Dallas, Golden State and Atlanta—each of whom came in and made formal presentations.

The Knicks fired head coach Mike Woodson, who Anthony has supported, so his replacement will obviously weigh heavily in Anthony’s decision.

This season, Anthony averaged 27.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season.

The Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers are all expected to pursue Anthony.

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