- Chargers vs. Chiefs: Missed tackles, timely penalties cost Bolts
- Chargers vs. Chiefs: Bolts beat themselves, lose 23-20
- Percy Harvin trade showcases the bureaucracy of sports
- Percy Harvin trade: Seahawks shopped wide receiver for ‘weeks,’ per report
- Chargers news: Branden Oliver is just what the Bolts needed
- Landon Donovan’s final U.S. match ends in 1-1 draw vs. Ecuador
- Chargers secondary flying under the radar
- Sharks finally finish Kings in season opener, 4-0
- Lakers training camp 2014: Has Wesley Johnson found his niche?
- NFL Quotes Roundup, Week 5: Reggie Wayne acknowledges age, RGIII makes progress
2014 NBA Free Agency: Carmelo Anthony to re-sign with Knicks
- Updated: July 12, 2014
Anthony informed the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets that they were out of the running for his services early Saturday morning. The Los Angeles Lakers were told they were no longer a potential landing spot on Friday afternoon.
The 30-year-old is expected to sign a max contract worth $129 million over the next five seasons, which is $30 million more than any other team could offer him. Anthony last week took a country-wide trip to meet with the Knicks, Bulls, Rockets, Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks. It was reported that the Lakers, Rockets, and Mavericks had offered him a max contract at four years and $96 million.
Numerous reports stated that Anthony last weekend was “torn” between the Lakers, Bulls, and Knicks, but as the days past he narrowed down his choice to between Chicago and New York. Although the Bulls could not offer him a lucrative contract, it was perceived that the team provided him the best chance to win a championship in the immediate future with a roster that includes former league MVP Derrick Rose and last season’s Defensive Player of the Year in Joakim Noah, and a proven head coach in Tom Thibodeau.
After Los Angeles was ruled out of contention for Anthony, they moved quickly by making a slew transactions on Friday as they acquired Jeremy Lin and a future first-round pick from the Houston Rockets, and re-signed both Jordan Hill (tw0-years, $18 million) and Nick Young (four-years, $21.5 million).
The Bulls have also begun to look at other options as reports late Friday evening stated that the team is working out a contract with former Lakers big man Pau Gasol and are looking to gauge the interest of Dwayne Wade, who in the 2010 free agency period had considered joining his hometown team. Finally, the Rockets have begun negotiating a deal with Trevor Ariza to potentially replace Chandler Parsons, but team may match the three-year, $45 million offer sheet he signed with the Mavericks earlier in the week.
Photo Credit: Basketball Schedule
Bob Garcia IV
Latest posts by Bob Garcia IV (see all)
- Jeanie Buss sticks up for Kobe Bryant - October 24, 2014
- Lakers G Steve Nash to miss 2014-15 season - October 23, 2014
- 5 things we learned from Lakers’ 114-108 loss to Suns - October 22, 2014