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Report: Spike Lee Assisting Knicks In Carmelo Hunt

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – The Knicks find themselves back in the hunt for Denver superstar Carmelo Anthony, and according to the NY Post, they have film director Spike Lee to thank.

From the Post:

“According to a source familiar with the situation, Walsh has been motivated by information from Lee, a Knicks season-ticket-holder, that Anthony’s first choice is far and away the Knicks. According to the source, Anthony has had several conversations in recent weeks with Lee, who has in turn informed Knicks brass of Anthony’s feelings.

“‘Carmelo definitely, 100 percent wants to be a Knick,’ the source said.”

The discussions are not considered tampering because Lee does not work for the Knicks.

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There have been recent reports that the Knicks got back into the bidding after Anthony let the Nuggets know he wasn’t going to change his mind and sign a three-year, $65 million extension that’s gone without his signature since June.

The report stated that the Knicks’ proposal centers around packages including Anthony Randolph, the expiring contract of Eddy Curry and a first-round draft pick they would acquire from a third team.

Before Wednesday’s preseason game at Philadelphia, Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni sidestepped the report.

“I can’t talk about it. I won’t talk about it,” D’Antoni said. “It’s an easy answer.”

New York has long been speculated to be Anthony’s preferred destination, although it has been reported that New York’s income tax could sway the superstar away from MSG.