Carmelo Anthony has opted out of his contract with the New York Knicks to become an unrestricted free agent. The 30-year-old small forward was set to make $23.3 million for the final year of his contract, but could be taking his talents elsewhere for a smaller contract.
Melo now envisions himself winning a championship, as the New York Knicks are in a rebuilding process. With new management, coaching and the lack of NBA Draft picks they have until the 2017 season – he sees viable winning options with either the Chicago Bulls or Houston Rockets. This is now ahead of Monday’s midnight deadline, where he had until tomorrow to inform Knicks management plans whether to opt-in or pursue free agency.