Although he is under contract through next season, Anthony can opt out of his deal after this season. If he stays with the Knicks, the team can offer him a maximum contract worth $129 million over five years. Other teams can offer him a four-year deal worth $96 million.
His wife, media personality La La Anthony, says she thinks he will "definitely" stay in the Big Apple.
"I definitely think he will stay [in New York]. I know that he wants to stay and I support him wherever he wants to go," she said in an interview with Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live, via ESPN.com. " "Listen, I used to live in Denver with him. If I can live in Denver, I can live anywhere. I just want him to be happy."
Anthony is having another outstanding season, averaging 27.2 points and a career-high nine rebounds per game for the Knicks (17-27).
"I get blamed for everything, no matter what happens it's my fault," she said. "[There are] all these talks if he's staying in New York or not [and] I'm somehow the mastermind behind if he stays or not."