HoopsHype Carmelo Anthony rumors

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He should have a number of suitors on the open market. The Knicks can sign him to a five-year contract worth $129,135,806. If he signs with another team, the maximum he can get is $95,897,372 over four years. The Bulls, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are among a group of teams expected to pursue him this summer. ESPN.com

He is officially listed as questionable for Tuesday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a right shoulder injury. Anthony missed the team's shootaround, and the Knicks said he will undergo further evaluation. "He was evaluated this morning by the doctors, and I'll know more before the game," Woodson said. ESPN.com

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Anthony, who will opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer, was then asked how this season will factor into his decision. “As far as that goes, all this stuff will come into consideration,” Anthony said. “But I won’t never make it seem like because of this season I’m going to become a free agent. It has nothing to do with [how] this season went. Even if we had the greatest of a season, I probably would still be in that situation.” ESPN.com

Anthony said once again that the Knicks’ hiring of Phil Jackson as team president made a splash with him. “That was a big play,” Anthony said. “That was definitely a big play for our organization, for the Knicks, for me.” ESPN.com

Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points in 29 minutes in what might be his final appearance of the season – and perhaps as a Knick — as he heads toward free agency this summer. Anthony, who said he probably will get his troublesome right shoulder tested “in the next couple of days,” will miss the playoffs for the first time in his NBA career. “It’s not even real for me right now,” Anthony said. “We still have two games left, but it hasn’t set in yet, not at all. It’s hard to accept that. It’s hard to be happy in these times. It’s just a hard situation right now.” New York Daily News

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“What is it like to play for Thibs?” Anthony said. Anthony’s interest in Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau can be taken one of several ways. Anthony, who lives and breathes basketball, is merely interested in learning something about one of the NBA’s top coaches. In fact, Anthony will be working with Thibodeau, who was named to USA Basketball’s coaching staff last June. Of course, Anthony’s impromptu background check on Thibodeau could also be his idea of due diligence since the Bulls loom as an attractive option this summer for the free-agent-to-be. New York Daily News

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Jackson said he has had discussions with Anthony over the past two weeks and noticed Anthony feeling the bulk of the burden of the team's topsy-turvy season. "We've had a couple occasions to talk," Jackson said at the team's practice facility. "We haven't really delved into the future as much as what's gone on, getting to know each other type of thing. Trying to see how he's feeling about playing. "He's had to carry a big load. It's been a tough year for him. But it's been a tough year for everyone. It's not just isolated with him. But I think he feels the weight of it a lot more on himself." ESPN.com

The Knicks are sending another show of love to Carmelo Anthony — always a good move when a can opt out for free agency at season’s end. On Friday, the Knicks are honoring Anthony’s franchise record-setting 62-point game at the Garden’s Historical Exhibit. Garden execs will add a “visual retrospective” of Anthony torching Charlotte for his 62 points on Jan. 24 to the “Garden 366 presented by SAP” exhibit on the arena’s concourse. No doubt, they’ll reserve a spot and hope to add the pen he uses to sign a new contract. New York Post

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