Best 6 Free Agency Destinations For Carmelo Anthony

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Carmelo Anthony

Apr 6, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) walks back to the bench during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 102-91. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Something that’s been unofficial since last October is finally official: Carmelo Anthony will opt out of his contract with the New York Knicks and test free agency this summer. Despite Phil Jackson and the rest of the Big Apple hoping Melo would opt in and be patient with his new front office, it appears Anthony may have other plans.

But what exactly are those plans? Or more specifically, where are those plans going to take him this summer? With a number of suitors reportedly interested in adding Melo’s elite scoring ability, this misunderstood superstar will have plenty of options in his quest to win a championship and silence all the “overrated” talk.

After averaging 27.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game this season, there’s no question a number of teams will be making pitches to try and sign him as the second biggest free agent of 2014. Here’s a look at the best six potential destinations for Carmelo Anthony, along with why they’d work and why they wouldn’t.

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  • Len Nunes

    Melo knows life is easier in the Eastern Conference than in the Western Conference. 1/2 your slides are already wrong.

    • Gerald Bourguet

      You’re right, I should have only included Eastern Conference teams, even if they have no cap space or interest in signing him. How foolish of me!

      • Len Nunes

        but yet, no changes LOL
        sorry if I came across harsh

        • Gerald Bourguet

          The Internet can be a hostile place. No harm done!

  • James Tillman

    Would like to see him in Chicago as long as they don’t have to give up Taj Gibson in the process.

  • cmatthybr

    Miami is easily his best option, a big four would be unstoppable, but it’ll never happen because these rich assholes aren’t willing to take a paycut.