The deal would be for four years and $97 million.
Lakers made it clear to Melo today they'd offer the maximum, 4-yr, $97mil contract they can, if he chose them.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 4, 2014
Anthony met with the Lakers -- including Jeanie Buss, Jim Buss, Mitch Kupchak and James Worthy -- for 2.5 hours on Thursday, and later had plans to speak with Kobe Bryant.
The Knicks were supposedly meeting with 'Melo in Los Angeles in between his visit with the Lakers and Bryant.