Carmelo Anthony said he will “absolutely” be playing for the Knicks next season.
Anthony made the comments to Yahoo Finance.
Anthony had been the subject of rumors during the NBA trade deadline in February. The star forward has three years left on the five-year, $124 million contract he signed in 2014, which contains a no-trade clause.
The Knicks’ future is slightly uncertain as the team searches for a new coach. The team’s building block moving forward will be Kristaps Porzingis, the Latvian forward who impressed during his rookie season.
Anthony would be the beneficiary of a trade kicker in his contract if the Knicks dealt him to another team, potentially making a possible trade appealing to both sides.
Anthony has been a member of the Knicks since 2011. A former No. 3 pick, Anthony has averaged 24.9 points per game in his career.