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Report: Knicks' Carmelo Anthony meets with reps about free agency

Carmelo Anthony is out with a sprained left ankle. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images) Carmelo Anthony can make $33 million more if he signs with the Knicks. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

New York Knicks forward and impending free-agent Carmelo Anthony met with his representatives last week to discuss his future with the team, according to a report from the New York Post's Marc Berman.

Anthony has said he plans on opting out of his contract this offseason, which would cause him to become become a free-agent.

He was scheduled to make $23,333,404 next season. Anthony could sign a five-year deal worth $129,135,806 if he decides to stay with the Knicks. If he signs with another team, he can make a maximum of $95,897,372 over four years.

The Knicks still don't have a coach after letting Mike Woodson go after the end of the regular season. Their top target, Steve Kerr, signed a $25 million deal to become the head coach of the Golden State Warriors.

Anthony, 29, averaged 27.4 points and 8.1 rebounds last season for the Knicks, who failed to make the playoffs after winning 54 games the year prior.

More from the New York Post:

Carmelo Anthony staged a dinner meeting with his entourage Friday night to discuss his free-agent future, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Anthony, his Creative Artists Agency agent Leon Rose, and CAA advisor William Wesley were in the group of six at a well-known haunt on 28th Street called Pergola in a strategy session discussing their options. The source said the group sat in a private back room.

Anthony has kept an extremely low profile since the regular season ended in mid-April unlike past offseasons.

On April 29, Anthony met secretly for two hours at a Tribeca steakhouse with Knicks president Phil Jackson, who told him at the time Steve Kerr was going to be the new Knicks coach.

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