Earlier we told you that Carmelo Anthony was interested in bringing Pau Gasol to MSG. And since it looks like absolutely nothing else is going on, now we'll inform you that the Lakers are trying to pull a reverse, and yank 'Melo 3,000 miles southwest to LA instead. The contract offer is reportedly for 4-years/$97 million which should excite Lakers fans who desperately hope that the team "sucks less" next season.
Lakers made it clear to Melo today they'd offer the maximum, 4-yr, $97mil contract they can, if he chose them.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 4, 2014
Update: Not to be outdone, the Knicks too appear willing to give the coveted free agent a max offer of their own.
RT @Chris_Broussard: Source: Melo's meeting with the Knicks is over. They reiterated to him that they will offer him a max contract— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 4, 2014
This deal is reportedly worth 5 years/$129 million.