Maxing out for Melo
In a meeting in Los Angeles, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson told Anthony the team would offer him a maximum contract of five years and $129 million, according to several reports.
The Knicks can pay Anthony roughly $34 million more than any of his suiters because he is their free agent. He averaged 27.4 points for New York last season.
Coming to terms
The Sacramento Kings and point guard Darren Collison agreed to a three-year contract worth about $16 million. Collison opted out of the final year of his deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged 11.4 points and 3.7 assists last season, primarily as Chris Paul's backup.
Shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha, 30, agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, ESPN.com reported. Sefolosha averaged 6.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 61 starts for Oklahoma City last season.
Former Villanova point guard Kyle Lowry is staying with the Toronto Raptors after leading them to the Atlantic Division title. His four-year contract is worth $48 million.
Center Chris Kaman agreed on a two-year, $10 million deal with Portland, Yahoo Sports reported.
The agent for LeBron James has talked to officials from the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, and Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN.com reported.
Around the league
A person with knowledge of the details said that San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. . . . Former Lakers player and coach Kurt Rambis will join coach Derek Fisher's coaching staff with the Knicks, ESPN reported. . . . The Golden State Warriors hired Alvin Gentry, Ron Adams, Luke Walton, Jarron Collins, and Bruce Fraser to join new coach Steve Kerr's staff.