New York Knicks rumors have Carmelo Anthony heading to free agency. This means Anthony will opt out of his contract with the Knicks, leading to rumors about what team he might sign with in the offseason. According to a report from ESPN on Wednesday (Oct. 16), that final season in his current deal is worth $23.3 million.
Speaking about his situation, the NBA star stated that, "I want to be a free agent. I think everybody in the NBA dreams to be a free agent at least one time in their career. It's like you have an evaluation period, you know. It's like if I'm in the gym and I have all the coaches, all the owners, all the GMs come into the gym and just evaluate everything I do. So yes, I want that experience."
This is a business decision that could benefit him a lot, especially because he could then re-sign with the Knicks for a give-year deal worth just over $129 million. Signing with another team in free agency would bring back just under $96 million over four seasons. The situation is going to lead to many fresh New York Knicks rumors, especially because he is now the cornerstone of the franchise.
Carmelo Anthony could become a free agent at the same time as Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, creating a possible scenario of the three heading to a team together. As Anthony and James basically play the same position, though, it might be tough for them to find a suitable destination. It won't stop the rumor mills from talking about it, especially if the Los Angeles Lakers come calling with all that cap room the franchise is about to have.
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