Carmelo Anthony is “on his way out the door,” according to Stephen A. Smith (The Score, March 18).
Smith, appearing on an ESPN podcast:
Carmelo Anthony wants to talk to Phil Jackson and wants to hear what he has to say. What he knows and what Phil Jackson is expected to learn, is that dealing with [owner] James Dolan is a different beast.
The very invasive and intrusive environment that is that of the New York Knicks – I’m being told that Carmelo is convinced that this ain’t the way to go, and he’s on his way out the door.
Anthony can opt-out of his contract after this season and become a free agent.