NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details says Carmelo Anthony is staying with the New York Knicks.
Anthony has decided to stay in New York after meeting with a number of teams during free agency, the person told The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because no announcement was made.READ MORE: Parolee Aariel Maynor Arrested In Connection With Jacqueline Avant Killing After Shooting Himself In The Foot
The Knicks offered Anthony a maximum contract worth nearly $130 million over five years. He also met with Chicago, Houston, Dallas and the Lakers, though the Knicks were able to offer about $35 million more than any of them under NBA rules.READ MORE: Several Small Burbank Shops Targeted In Early Morning Burglary Spree
Yahoo Sports and the Daily News of New York first reported Anthony’s plans.MORE NEWS: Scooter Rider Struck, Killed In South LA; Driver Detained
Anthony came to the Knicks in February 2011 after a trade with the Denver Nuggets. He led the NBA in scoring in 2012-13 and was second last year.