Cavs A 'Leading Contender' For Carmelo Anthony If Knicks Buy Him Out

In a statement in April, team president Phil Jackson made it clear he is not opposed to cutting ties with his top scorer. However, now it's Phil Jackson and the Knicks who are reluctant to agree to a deal that would get Anthony out of NY.

"I don't know what the future holds", she said. I am hood, and I want to stay close to the hood.

Anthony has two years and $54 million remaining on his contract, which escalates by $8 million if he is traded.

We're not sure how much closer to Golden State an Anthony addition would put the Cavs, but they'd be funner to watch. After the Knicks missed the playoffs for a fourth consecutive season, Anthony expressed his frustration in the exit interview.

One reason Carmelo Anthony wants to stay in NY with the Knicks is that he's been pitching a reality show about his work as a political activist. And after toying with the idea of closer teams in Washington and Philly, Anthony decided he'd rather stick it out in NY.

Sources told the News that Jackson has been dead set against buying out Anthony - who owns a no-trade clause - or waiving him via the stretch provision.

ESPN reported on Monday about a possible three-way deal that would see the Cavs send forward Kevin Love to the Denver Nuggets, the Nuggets sending several young players to the Pacers in return, and George forming a new "Big Three" in Cleveland with James and Irving.

The Cavaliers, Clippers, 76ers and Wizards are among the teams that have been linked to Anthony in various reports this summer.

Anthony said she still loves her 33-year-old spouse despite the split. I would rather pay Melo and let him walk at the end of the year. He's come back and said he'd just as soon stay."There'll be conversations after the draft and after the free agency as teams start reorganizing their rosters". "I think the direction with our team is that he's a player that would be better off somewhere else and using his talent somewhere where he can win or chase that championship".