Report: Carmelo Anthony already opted out

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If you were waiting until today for Carmelo Anthony to officially terminate the final year of his contract, stop holding your breath.

He already did.

Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal:

Melo still won’t become a free agent until July 1, though teams can certainly reach him through certain channels earlier. His June 23 deadline – contractually agreed upon as an alternative to the standard June 30 – serves only to give the Knicks more notice.

But if they didn’t already know Melo’s plan, they haven’t been listening.