But he says he’ll stay with New York.
When asked by Yahoo Finance if he will be on the Knicks next season, Anthony said, “Oh, yeah, you’ll see me for the Knicks. Absolutely.”
Anthony is under contracts three more seasons and has a no-trade clause. If he wants to stay in New York, he will.
He has repeatedly expressed his loyalty to the Knicks, and I believe there’s a genuine feeling behind it.
But the facts are unavoidable:
- The Knicks’ most valuable player, Porzingis, is 11 years younger than Anthony.
- Anthony would get a massive bonus – projected to be $11,302,440 this offseason – if traded the next two years.
There’s incentive on both sides to explore a deal, and those factors won’t change. Will Anthony’s outlook?
So far, he keeps holding steady in his stated desire to remain a Knick.