Carmelo Anthony will make $5 million less than the maximum, clocking in at five years, $124 million, but the bigger number is the $1.4 million he has opened up in cap space for 2015 when the Knicks are expected to chase free-agent center Marc Gasol.

With Anthony’s contract filed with the NBA office, the details have emerged including Anthony having a no-trade clause. The Post has learned he also has a maximum 15 percent trade kicker. If he were to waive his no-trade any club interested in dealing for him might see that trade kicker as a large deterrent.

The trade kicker gives Anthony less of a chance of forcing a trade. However, Anthony has the what-is-now-standard opt-out after four years.

Anthony will start out at the maximum salary of $22.4 million. According to a source, instead of taking the maximum 7.5 percent raise of $1.8 million in the second year of the deal, he will take a smaller percentage increase, gaining $400,000.

The Post had reported Anthony would not take his 7.5 percent increase in Year Two. Knicks president Phil Jackson had laid five contract proposals, including the $129 million max deal Anthony passed on.
The Knicks hope to add a max-like player such as Gasol and a solid mid-level sidekick. Jackson said on MSG Network’s summer-league broadcast: “We would like to get two good players that could possible come in and bring some youth and some strength to us.”

Jose Calderon could be a key factor in recruiting Marc Gasol. He will be teammates, with the Gasol brothers — one of whom he tried to lure to New York this July (Pau) and one of whom he will attempt to lure to New York next July.