After mulling over several team offers, the Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports Carmelo Anthony will re-sign with the New York Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony is prepared to spend the prime years of his career in New York, the Daily News has learned.
A person close to Anthony told The News on Wednesday that barring a last minute change of heart Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks after “agonizing over this” for the past week.
Upon entering free agency, Anthony lined up several meetings to see what his options were. The Chicago Bulls offered Anthony to opportunity of championship contention, but lacked the finances to outright offer him a max contract. The Houston Rockets offered Anthony the same, but with max contracts funds available. The Los Angeles Lakers offered Anthony glamour and the opportunity to take the reigns of the franchise after Kobe Bryant. Even the Dallas Mavericks were a possible suitor for the All-NBA forward.
There was even an opportunity for Anthony to link up for 2013 draft mate LeBron James, but it seems the two friends had different agendas as they parsed through their free agency options.
With the race coming down to two teams, New York and Los Angeles, it looks like Anthony has stuck with the place that offers him money, comfort, and possible contention depending on how the team reloads in the summer of the 2015.
Now what matters most is that for the next five seasons, Carmelo Anthony will continue to call New York home.
According to the report, Carmelo Anthony is expected to make his decision on Thursday.