Carmelo Anthony tells Yahoo news he has been offered a 3-year, $65 million contract extension by the Denver Nuggets.
Anthony, who averaged 28.2 points per game in the 2009-2010 season, says he will consider the deal, and will make his decision based on the team's competitiveness. "If I feel I can win there, I will stay," Anthony told Yahoo's Marc J. Spears.
The Nuggets lost in the first round of the 2010 playoffs to an injury-depleted Utah team.
The offer has been rumored for several days. Many still believe Anthony, 26, will opt out of his current deal to test the 2011 free agency market, although accepting a deal this summer would allow him to be paid under the league's current labor agreement, which will be re-negotiated in 2011.