It appears that first major domino to fall in free agency won't be LeBron James, Chris Bosh or Dwyane Wade, but rather the man whom they were rumored to be bringing in as part of a "Big Four" just last month. (Man, that feels like a lifetime ago, huh?) After concluding his free-agent tour, Carmelo Anthony has reportedly come to a decision as to where he'll play his trade next season ... and according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, it's the city where he's spent the last 3 1/2 seasons.
After exercising his early termination option, entering free agency and visiting with a handful of teams, the seven-time All-Star has decided to stay in Manhattan and will announce Thursday that he plans to re-sign with the New York Knicks for "the deal on the table," a five-year contract worth a maximum $129 million, according to Isola:
A person close to Anthony told The News on Wednesday that barring a last minute change of heart Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks after "agonizing over this" for the past week.
"He will have something for everybody on Thursday," said the friend who was with Anthony before Anthony's scheduled workout with Kevin Durant and Kevin Love in Los Angeles on Wednesday. "He is really torn because this is the biggest decision of his career. But he wants to get it done in New York. He told me he believes in Phil [Jackson]."
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