Originally written on Universal Takeover Sports Network  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Carmelo Anthony says he wants “to retire in New York” and he is hoping to recruit some other big name players to join him. In an interview prior to the Knicks v.s. Bulls game last night, Anthony said he wants to remain with the New York Knicks franchise permanently. “They pulled all the strings to get me here, and I wanted to be here, you know,” Anthony said in the television interview. “And I want to retire in New York, let’s be quite frank. I think a lot of people jumped the gun when I said I wanted to be a free agent. And yeah, I want people to come to play in New York. I want them to want to play in New York. I want New York to be that place where guys want to come play in New York.” Anthony had previously stated that he wanted to become a free agent and opt out of his contract next summer. When asked about his comments following their last second loss to Bulls in which he had 22 points, six rebounds, six assists and six steals, Anthony politely declined to comment. “I don’t want to talk [about that],” Anthony said. “I said what I said, I believe that. That’s my goal, that’s what I want to do. I don’t want to talk about that. David [Aldridge] asked me a question; I answered. No disrespect to you, I just don’t want to talk about that.” Anthony has two years remaining on his contract worth $23.3 million. According to ESPN, if Anthony opts out of his current deal, he can sign a five-year contract with New York Knicks worth $129,135,806 or if he decides to test free agency he can sign $95,897,372 deal over four years. The post Carmelo Anthony says “I want to retire in New York”. appeared first on UTSN - The Universal Takeover Sports Network.
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