For Melo, free agency has a ring to it

As long as Anthony's best shot to win isn't at MSG, he'd be a fool not to test waters

Updated: October 18, 2013, 9:51 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Franchise players are judged by the size of their ring collection, not their bank account, and if Carmelo Anthony needed any reminder, he found it in his old place of employment, Denver, where Peyton Manning was again forced to answer for a championship résumé best described as one-and-done.

No matter how often superstars tilt the scoreboard, we never let them live down their big-game failures. Manning won the Super Bowl, just not enough of them, inspiring his former boss ...

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