Found January 26, 2014 on Sports-Glory:
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, who just dropped 62 points at Madison Square Garden, has said he will opt out of the final year of his contract after this season and become a free agent. The Knicks can offer Anthony a maximum five-year deal worth roughly $129 million.  The most another team can pay him is four years and about $96 million. Anthony knows those options, and if he does decide to leave New York, Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Knicks forward could be leaning towards playing in Chicago over Los Angeles. The losing, the decaying roster, has inspired ‘Melo to consider closely the possibilities of free agency this summer. WIthin the past several weeks, a longtime confidant of Carmelo Anthony confesses, something changed. Never did he believe there was a chance Anthony would leave the New York Knicks – never the Madison Square Garden stage, never the $129 million contract extension. Only now, the gloom of the Knicks’ season – the 

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