Well you faithful Knicks fans who went out there saying Carmelo Anthony wouldn’t go anywhere, You guys were right!
After a week of keeping us all in suspense, Anthony is expected to announce on Thursday that he is re-signing with the Knicks. Anthony’s agent, Leon Rose, claims that “no decision” has been reached, but a friend who was with Anthony on Wednesday in Los Angeles told the Daily News that Anthony “wants to get it done in New York.”
“He will have something for everybody on Thursday,” said the friend who was with Anthony before Anthony’s scheduled workout with Kevin Durant and Kevin Love in Bel Air. “He is really torn because this is the biggest decision of his career. But he wants to get it done in New York. He told me he believes in Phil.”
Players can begin signing free agent contracts on Thursday, and the deal on the table from the Knicks is a max contract worth $129 million over five years.
The Lakers have also offered Anthony a max deal over four years, which is worth $96 million. The Chicago Bulls can offer only $75 million but could potentially get close to the max in a sign-and-trade.