After entertaining a number of teams’ pitches, Carmelo Anthony reportedly will return to the Knicks.
Anthony, who has spent the past three-plus seasons in the Big Apple, had sit-down meetings with the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and the Knicks during the past two weeks. But Anthony opted to return to the Knicks, who have undergone changes in the front office (Phil Jackson) and on the bench (Derek Fisher).
Jackson already has made his mark on the team, acquiring point guards Jose Calderon and Shane Larkin, swingman Wayne Ellington and center Samuel Dalembert in a three-team trade last month. After losing out on hiring Steve Kerr as head coach, Jackson brought in first-time coach Fisher to implement some of Jackson’s coaching philosophies.
Yahoo Sources: Carmelo Anthony finalizing 5-year, $120M-plus deal with the New York Knicks. http://t.co/Abwsmz2phz