Posted June 23, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Carmelo Anthony Details His Decision To Opt-Out Contract With Knicks [Video]

Carmelo Anthony sat down with Vice Sports to reveal his thinking behind the decision to opt-out of his contract with the New York Knicks and become a free agent.

On top of wanting to be a part of the conversation in whatever team he chose to play for, he did say the decision to uproot his family again would be a big factor on the decision on his next team.

“My son goes to school and loves it here. To take him out and take him somewhere else, he has to learn that system all over again. He has to get new friends. I know how hard it was for me when I moved from New York to Baltimore at a young age, having to work to make friends and fit in and try to figure out the culture in that area. As far as basketball goes, it’s hard to just say OK I’m going to go there. Everybody is affected by it.”

Teams such as the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks are interested in Anthony’s services.

Check out the full interview below.