Carmelo Anthony is willing to do whatever it takes to get out of New York, even if it means giving up millions of dollars.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Anthony is willing to forgo $8,125,785 if the Knicks can make a deal with the Houston Rockets.
“My sources tell me he’s willing to waive the trade kicker, which is worth around $8 million, so that makes a little easier for Houston to do a trade,” Wojnarowski revealed.
Anthony’s contract with the Knicks includes a trade kicker or trade bonus, which requires increasing a player’s salary by 15% in the event of a trade. Since Anthony is willing to waive the increase, the deal could be facilitated, as the Rockets would only have to give the Knicks $21,095,008 in salary. However, things are still up in the air for the baller.
If things don’t work out for the Rockets, Wojnarowski reports that Anthony is willing to waive his clause for the Cleveland Cavaliers as well.