Anthony, who has an early termination option for the 2014-15 season ($23.3 million), recently told the
"I want to be a free agent," said Anthony. "I think everybody in the
That doesn't mean Anthony will leave the Knicks.
"I don't want to go anywhere," Anthony said on Tuesday to the New York Post.
What about the Lakers?
"What other team would they say?" asked Anthony about widespread media speculation. "I don't think they'd say another team. That's the only team they'd possibly say."
"I'm in New York," he said. "This is not something I want to keep going on. At the end of the day, I don't want to go anywhere. But when that time comes, I'll deal with that situation."
The Lakers are preparing for the 2013-14 season with an eye on next summer.
It's unclear how they will use their spending power. Anthony is a clear possibility. The Lakers could make a lucrative offer that might tempt the high-scoring forward to make a change -- but in October of 2013, it's too early to guess what happens in July of 2014.