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

Saturday July 12th, 2014

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.

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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.

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