Melo says he's not leaving Knicks
The NBA’s star-studded free-agent class next summer might be losing one of its leading men.
"That is one of the reasons why I wanted to come here to New York, just so I could take on those pressures and those challenges,'' Anthony said. "A lot of people do not like to deal with the pressure. A lot of people do not know how to deal with the challenges they face. To me, it is everyday life.''
Anthony, 29, could get a maximum five-year deal worth about $129 million from the Knicks. If he were to decide to leave the Knicks, the most another team could offer the 10-year veteran is nearly $96 million for four years.
Anthony led the league in scoring last season, averaging 28.7 points. He led the Knicks to a 54-28 regular-season record, but New York lost to the Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals.