According to USA, Carmelo Anthony will terminate the final year of his contract with the New York Knicks and become a free agent on July 1, a person familiar with the All-Star forward's decision told USA TODAY Sports.
The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the situation. Anthony, who was scheduled to make $23.3 million next season, will have suitors lined up for his services — potentially the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat along with, of course, the Knicks.
Teams can began talking to free agents on July 1 and agree to terms but a deal cannot be officially signed until July 10.
The Knicks can offer Anthony the longest contract and most money — five years, $130 million from New York compared to four years and about $96 million from others.
Sidebar: Come to LA!