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Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Syracuse
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Carmelo Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks "barring a last minute change of heart," according to the NY Daily News.
The report adds Anthony had been "agonizing over this" for the past week. "He will have something for everybody on Thursday," an anonymous friend of Anthony said. "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." The Knicks are likely going to have a tough time winning a title this season because of the contracts of Amare Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani, but things will get better next year. Hopefully this news becomes official and more free agents can agree on deals. Additionally, Yahoo! reported just minutes following this news that Anthony's circle believes it's always possible to ask for a trade later. Jul 9 - 3:57 PM

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There is a growing sentiment around the NBA that Carmelo Anthony is hoping that Chris Bosh will sign with the Rockets so that he can join LeBron James in Miami, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Stein reported that five teams he talked to expressed the same thought as Carmelo's free agency decision drags on. This situation has turned into a bit of a high-stakes game of chicken to see which free agent will blink first and sign with Houston as the Rockets have reportedly offered max contracts to both Bosh and Anthony. The Bulls, Lakers, and Knicks are also in the running for Anthony's services while LeBron could throw a huge wrench into the entire situation by signing with his hometown Cavaliers. This situation is getting cloudier by the day, but we should have some clarity soon after one of the proverbial dominoes fall.
Jul 8 - 10:53 AM

Carmelo Anthony is reportedly conflicted about contract offers from the Knicks, Lakers and Bulls.

The Bulls would be the best team for Carmelo to join if he's a seeking a win-now situation, however he'd need to take a significant pay cut. The Lakers can offer Carmelo a max deal of four years and $96 million, while putting him in the spotlight of a major market, but they're far away from being a championship contender. Meanwhile, the Knicks can offer Carmelo the most money and when Amare Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani come off the books next season New York will have plenty of money to bring in a big-name free agent.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 7 - 4:37 PM

The Knicks "remain confident" in their chances of re-signing unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony.

The Lakers have moved into "serious contention" and Melo reportedly was at a pickup game at UCLA with Kobe Bryant, but that report is unconfirmed. Anthony has not informed teams who is ruled out of the running, so the Rockets, Lakers, Bulls, Mavericks and Knicks still have a chance. He is expected to make a decision in the next few days.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 7 - 9:48 AM

Unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony's decision isn't expected to linger late into the week, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Things are starting to get interesting with Carmelo. The Lakers have moved into "serious contention" for his services while he could wind up in Miami with Chris Bosh taking a max team with the Rockets. Of course, the Knicks are willing to offer him a max deal and he reportedly doesn't want to move his family. It seems almost certain his decision will come before LeBron James'.
Jul 7 - 9:21 AM

The Lakers have moved into "serious contention" on signing Carmelo Anthony, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Oh boy. Bill Simmons of ESPN had a similar report earlier today and the Lakers may actually be considered as the favorite to sign the 2012-13 scoring champ. The Lakers only have four players under contract right now and can offer Melo a max four-year, $97 million deal. He is expected to make his decision this weekend.
Jul 5 - 7:42 PM

The Lakers made a "major impact" on Carmelo Anthony during their meeting this weekend, according to Bill Simmons of ESPN.

It probably has something to do with Kobe Bryant, who is one of Melo's good friends in the league. In fact, Melo is the only NBA player that is not a teammate or former teammate who is followed on Twitter by Kobe, so that's super important. He is expected to make his decision in the next few days.
Jul 5 - 6:14 PM

Carmelo Anthony left his final free-agency meeting with the Knicks "largely aligned with president Phil Jackson's vision," according to Yahoo! Sports.

The Knicks have a verbal offer of a max deal of five years and $129 million, so if he's really on board with the team's vision, this sounds like he's not going anywhere. He also has a seven-year-old son and that may also help keep him in NY despite the pitches of the Bulls, Rockets, Lakers and Mavericks. The Knicks may have one more tough season on the horizon with Amare Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani on the books, but things should get better in 2015-16.
Jul 4 - 2:59 PM

Joakim Noah has reportedly told several people he believes that Carmelo Anthony will be re-signing with the Knicks.

With the Knicks having the ability to offer Anthony significantly more money than any other team, partnered with Anthony's love for New York, and his families desire to remain in New York, all signs are pointing towards Anthony returning to Madison Square Garden. Anthony has also reportedly made a pitch to Pau Gasol to sign with the Knicks, which strengthens the argument.
Jul 4 - 12:04 PM

The Knicks offered Carmelo Anthony a max deal on Thursday night during their meeting and he is expected to take the weekend to make his decision.

It's only a verbal offer and it's not formal. There have been all sorts of reports on when Melo will make up his mind with some saying he'll make up his mind this weekend. At first it was expected to he would make a decision in the second week of July, but that seems would be surprising at this point. He's also going to get a max offer from the Lakers while the Mavericks, Rockets and Bulls will also come up with offers of their own.
Jul 3 - 9:43 PM

The Lakers will offer Carmelo Anthony a max deal of four years for $97 million.

It wasn't a matter of money for the Lakers with only three players under contract. They met with Anthony for 2.5 hours today with Jeanie Buss, Jim Buss, Mitch Kupchak, James Worthy and other executives. Kobe Bryant is expected to meet with Melo tonight, but it doesn't sound like he'll make a decision this evening.
Jul 3 - 8:42 PM

The Knicks are hopeful Carmelo Anthony agrees to terms with as soon as Thursday night.

The report adds that Melo's decision is doubtful to happen tonight. They are in Los Angeles today to try and get the deal done. Things seem to be looking up for the Knicks compared to how they were at this time last week, but he's far from a lock to re-sign.
Jul 3 - 4:25 PM

The Knicks are expected to meet with Carmelo Anthony on Thursday in Los Angeles after his meeting with the Lakers.

The Rockets and Mavericks have already had their chances and now he'll get a look at the big-market teams. The Lakers and Knicks do not have the rosters the Rockets and Mavericks do, but the Lakers do have some more financial flexibility. It's also been reported that the Bulls going after Pau Gasol is a sign that the Knicks have a good shot at bringing Melo back. Additionally, the Wall Street Journal reports Melo could make his decision this holiday weekend.
Jul 3 - 2:06 PM

The Mavericks were all business in their meeting with unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony.

In what was likely a shot at the Bulls and Rockets, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban divulged the broad-stroke details of the team's meeting with Anthony. "What I can tell you is that we made this purely a business meeting," Cuban said. "No tours. No banners. All basketball and business." The Mavericks reportedly met with Melo at Cuban's house and pitched a winning coach, owner, and organization with the ability to attract more free agents. The Anthony sweepstakes have seemingly come down to the Bulls, Mavericks, and Rockets, but the Lakers, Clippers, and Knicks may factor into this equation before all is said and done.
Jul 3 - 10:12 AM

The Rockets' meeting with unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony lasted about six hours including lunch.

The meeting included a tour of the arena and Anthony talked with Dwight Howard and James Harden for about 10 minutes. The Rockets do have a decent chance of prying Melo away from the Knicks, but they'll get competition from the Mavericks and Bulls next.
Jul 2 - 5:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Toure Murry
3Shane Larkin
SG1J.R. Smith
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Wayne Ellington
4Shannon Brown
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Iman Shumpert
3Metta World Peace
4Thanasis Antetokounmpo
PF1Andrea Bargnani
2Amare Stoudemire
3Cleanthony Early
4Kenyon Martin
5Louis Labeyrie
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Cole Aldrich
3Jeremy Tyler