September 11, 2013
Carmelo Anthony (right) can opt out of his contract and become a free agent after the 2013-14 season.
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"Despite what everybody is saying, I feel that we made some huge strides this summer, acquiring the guys that we went out there and got,'' Anthony said. "It wasn't big, big names that we went out there and got, but the guys that we went and got, I think, fit in perfectly the void of the Jasons that left and the Rasheeds and all those other guys we had on the team. The (Andrea) Bargnanis, to get Metta [World Peace], to get Beno [Udrih], to sign Pablo [Prigioni] back, J.R. [Smith], I'm excited about this team.''

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