Report: Carmelo Anthony to sign five-year max deal with Knicks

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With LeBron James off the market, the next big star to make his decision was Carmelo Anthony, and he will finalize it by signing a five-year, $129 million max deal with the Knicks, Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted on Saturday, confirming a report from Frank Isola of The New York Daily News earlier in the week.

Last season was the first of the 30-year-old Anthony's 11-year career that didn't end in a playoff berth, as the Knicks finished 37-45.

Anthony averaged 27.4 points and a career-high 8.1 rebounds per game last season and shot 45 percent from the field. He has been with the Knicks since a midseason trade in February 2011.

- Chris Mascaro

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