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Carmelo Anthony to Get $97M Lakers Deal

Kobe Bryant is MIA, but the Lakers are planning to offer Carmelo Anthony a four-year, $97-million contract after meeting on Thursday. Anthony, a star for the New York Knicks, was courted with the maximum amount teams can offer in a star-studded presentation. He has also met with the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, and Knicks this week. The Lakers view Anthony as a way to get them back into a championship contender.