Carmelo Anthony wants New York Knicks stay

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Carmelo Anthony has dropped a strong hint that he is ready to commit his future to the New York Knicks.

The 29-year-old forward could leave the Madison Square Garden-based side next summer by opting out of his $23.3million a year contract, according to the Bleacher Report.

However Anthony said on Tuesday that he wants to remain in his home state.

Anthony, speaking to Bloombery Television, said on his immediate future: "I'm not going nowhere."

Anthony was linked with a move to the Los Angeles Lakers over the summer but the London 2012 Olympic Gold medallist refuted suggestions he wanted to move to the West Coast earlier this summer.

When asked by TMZ whether he could see himself in the purple and gold of the Lakers and the possibly of linking up with LeBron James - who could also be a free agent next summer - Anthony said: "I doubt it."

Anthony has just under a month to prepare for the Knick's first preseason game, which sees his side take on the Boston Celtics at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.

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