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As Independence-Day weekend rolls along, Carmelo Anthony news keeps on hitting us like the heat of summer; and the question of whether New York Knicks president Phil Jackson would take Anthony back at the max seems to now be answered.
According to the New York Daily News Anthony will reportedly accept a max offer from the Knicks for a five-year $129 million deal.
On Thursday night in Los Angeles, Anthony reportedly came away very pleased with the plan that Jackson laid out for the future of the franchise, and it seems that meeting went a long way in swaying Anthony.
Isola is also reporting that the official decision could be made in the next 48 hours.
All along Anthony has claimed that the shot of playing for a championship far out-weighs money. If this is the case, and he does sign for the absolute max, then many New York fans will have many questions regarding Anthony’s real sentiment about those feelings, not that the Knicks are close to contending anyway.
Signing the five-year $129 million deal will make it more difficult for Jackson to fit pieces around the scoring super-star who’s averaged 25.3 PPG for his career, according to BasketballReference.
If Anthony follows through with the signing, then the summer of 2015 will be a very important time for the franchise as other big free-agents loom.
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