In a move that was widely expected,
The frontrunners for the high-scoring forward who averaged 27.4 points per game last season are believed to be the
ESPN.com reported earlier this month that the
The Knicks still have considerable leverage in their bid to retain the unrestricted free agent. They can offer him a maximum five-year contract worth $129 million compared with other suitors who can dangle $96 million over four years.
But the Knicks may be at a considerable disadvantage in that they do not give Anthony the best shot at winning, particularly coming off a 37-45 season and with most of their salary-cap space already committed to the returning trio of
Chicago’s hopes to land Anthony and pair him with