Carmelo Anthony is “torn” over where to spend the prime years of his career, according to a friend of the Knicks All Star forward.
Anthony, 30, is still debating his next move with the Knicks, Lakers and the Bulls as his top three choices, the source claims. Chicago is still in the running despite the fact that the Bulls, barring a sign-and-trade, cannot come close to matching the max deals the Knicks and Lakers offered Anthony last week. However, the Bulls do allow Anthony to stay in the Eastern Conference, play in the large market and join a contending team.
And that’s exactly the indications that we’ve been getting the past few days, even before the weekend. The Houston Rockets are essentially taking themselves out of the Melo race, in reportedly offering Chris Bosh a max contract.
Max offer from Houston to Bosh is 4 years, $88 million
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2014
The Dallas Mavericks were never realistically an option. Melo needs to figure out whether he’s willing to leave $30 million, or more, on the table in an attempt to join a “winning” team (in Chicago) or Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles.
It’s not an easy of a decision as it looks.