The New York Knicks met with free agent Carmelo Anthony in Los Angeles on Thursday and told the All-Star forward that they would give him the max contract.
The Knicks can offer a maximum contract worth $129 million over five seasons. Other suitors can offer Anthony a max contract worth $96 million over four years.
#Knicks have offered Carmelo Anthony a max deal worth $129 million over 5 years. Lakers have offered him $96 million over four years.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 4, 2014
Anthony did not give the Knicks an answer, and will take the long weekend to decide. Anthony has met with the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets already this week.
He spent more than two hours meeting with the Lakers Thursday.
Lakers made it clear to Melo today they’d offer the maximum, 4-yr, $97mil contract they can, if he chose them.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 4, 2014