Melo says he wants to retire a Knick

Melo says he wants to retire a Knick
November 1, 2013, 1:30 pm

Earlier this week J. Michael noted that the Wizards will have roughly $16 million available to offer a max contract next summer.

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has an early termination option in his deal that would allow him to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but he would be leaving $23 million on the table. 

Anthony hasn’t been shy about saying that he intends to exercise that right.

So if you’re imagining the Baltimore native playing on the wing alongside John Wall and Bradley Beal not so fast.

It’s only November and players are bound to flip flop about their plans eight months from now. Anthony already seems to be backtracking.

"They pulled all the strings to get me here, and I wanted to be here,” Anthony said. “I want to retire in New York. Let’s just 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 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 and play in New York.”