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Carmelo Anthony told reporters in Miami that the Knicks' off-court issues, as well as their on-the-court struggles, will factor into his free agency plans this summer.

"Off the court, on the court, just a lot of things going to have to be put all on the table," Anthony said Thursday in advance of tonight's game against the Miami Heat, according to Frank Isola.

"A lot of things are going to be thought about when that time comes."

Not much has gone right for the Knicks (21-36) this season, and that doesn't bode will Anthony set to opt out this summer.

The Knicks enter tonight's game five games back of the No. 8 seed in an Eastern Conference in which only five teams are over .500.

They have no draft pick in the loaded NBA Draft, meaning no chance to draft a young point guard like Syracuse's Tyler Ennis or Australia's Dante Exum to replace the embattled Raymond Felton.

They are locked into the salaries of Andrea Bargnani, Tyson Chandler and Amar'e Stoudemire through the summer of 2015, at which point Anthony will be 31.

With the summer looming and the Knicks on the verge of missing the playoffs, he must decide whether to stay in New York and make $129 million over five years or depart of the Lakers, Chicago or elsewhere for $96 million over four.

Adam Zagoria covers the New York Knicks and Big East hoops for and He also appears as a Big East Basketball Insider on SNY and 1050 ESPN Radio. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog.

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