Update, March 12, 11:15 p.m. ET:
NBA TV has reported that Phil Jackson will officially join the Knicks' front office.
There are obviously a number of factors to consider, and things will change even more in the next few short months. As teams jockey for a chance at Anthony, he'll have to decide what's most important to him going forward.
Will he choose to join an established star in another city in an effort to win a title? Is staying in New York and bringing talent to him the best idea? Should he join up with a young team with lots of assets and make a play for the future? Should he take a cut in salary or not?
Again, there are lots of different ways a star like Anthony can take this, but that doesn't mean he can't use a little objective help in prioritizing his needs. Let's break down the top factors Anthony should consider in free agency.