Report: Carmelo Anthony meets with Lakers, but Knicks offer him max contract

Team officials with the New York Knicks have met with free agent Carmelo Anthony to let him know they want him to stay in New York, reportedly offering him the maximum contract allowable.

Anthony was in Los Angeles to meet with the Lakers, who are among the teams hoping to convince the All-Star forward to leave New York. Anthony already visited Chicago, Houston and Dallas this week.