The New York Knicks had a busy Sunday, but had little control over what was going on. Three of their highest paid players, Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Amar’e Stoudemire had to make decisions about their player options. All three made the decisions many people expected them to make months ago
Bargnani will opt in to his 2014-2015 contract with the Knicks, accepting the $11.5 million player option he had for the season. Stoudemire will do the same, accepting the $23.4 million player option he was owed. It is no surprise Bargnani and Stoudemire will be opting in, as they wouldn’t receive anywhere near that type of money on the open market.