The New York Knicks have had a terribly disappointing season and their chances of turning it around with Carmelo Anthony as the cornerstone look bleak until cap room opens up in 2015.

“I think he’s leaving," said a former teammate of Anthony. "I’ve played with Melo for a long time and he knows he can’t win here. At this stage, all he wants to do is win. That’s why he’ll leave.”

Anthony will be a free agent on July 1.

Several others close to Anthony believe he will leave the Knicks, even though they can pay him $30 million more in guaranteed money.