Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  By By Sam Gardner  |  Last updated 10/17/13
New York Knicks fans, you might want to sit down before you read this: Carmelo Anthony's days in the Big Apple may be numbered. That news comes courtesy of an interview with the New York Observer , in which Anthony said he has every intention of opting out of the final year of his contract and testing the waters of free agency next summer. "I want to be a free agent," Anthony told the Observer. "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." By opting out of the final year of his deal, Anthony would be forgoing the final $23.3 million of his contract, but he'd more than make it up in his next one, which could net the defending scoring champion as much as an estimated $129 million over five years if he decides to stay wit...
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