Mar 31, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) dribbles the ball during the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony Free Agency Live Rumors and News Tracker

One of the biggest free agents on the market is Carmelo Anthony, second to only LeBron James. Anthony met with the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers before meeting with his team the New York Knicks. As Anthony ponders his decision and tries to sort out his future, there is news coming out of every crack of the internet and we have an easy way for you to keep track.

[UPDATE 7/7/14 12:43 pm] The Mavericks think they’re out of the running for Anthony, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN:

Dallas, believing it will likely lose out on both LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, will attempt to sign Chandler Parsons away from the Houston Rockets. The Mavericks also have Luol Deng and Trevor Ariza in their sights, sources said.

[UPDATE 7/7/14 10:07 am] TNT’s David Aldridge reports that every team Anthony met with is still in play.

[UPDATE 7/6/14 11:04 pm] The Rockets are shifting their focus towards Chris Bosh even though Anthony hasn’t told them no yet.

[UPDATE 7/6/14 6:34 pm] Anthony felt that he received mixed signals when he met with the Knicks on Thursday, according to Chis Herring of The Wall Street Journal.

According to a person familiar with the situation, Anthony felt as if he got mixed signals from the New York Knicks during his meeting with the team on Thursday. While Anthony and his camp were told that he could have a maximum contract if he wanted it, a source said, team president Phil Jackson continued to preach the virtues of taking less than the maximum—a message that left Anthony questioning whether the max offer was sincere.

If Anthony felt slighted, it might explain the Lakers’ emergence as a possible destination. They are the only other suitor armed with enough cap space to be able to make Anthony a maximum contract offer. (The Lakers can offer four years and $96 million, while the Knicks, due to CBA rules, can give Anthony five years and $129 million.) Chicago, Houston and Dallas all have less cap space.

[UPDATE 7/6/14 6:34 pm] Anthony’s decision could be coming Monday. Every team he met with is still in play as well.

[UPDATE 7/6/14 6:18 pm] Reports emerged that Carmelo Anthony had narrowed the field of potential teams down to just the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks.

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