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Carmelo Anthony opts out of final year of contract with Knicks
Carmelo Anthony opts out of final year of contract with Knicks

In a move that was widely expected, Carmelo Anthony has informed the New York Knicks that he will opt out of the final year of his contract so that he can be wooed in free agency, according to multiple reports. The frontrunners for the high-scoring forward who averaged 27.4 points per game last season are believed to be the Chicago Bulls and the Houston Rockets, though both teams would have to clear salary cap space to sign Anthony. ESPN.com reported earlier this month that the Miami Heat has also explored the possibility of assembling a Big Four that includes Anthony, but such a move would require Heat stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to opt out of their current...

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