The Knicks have risen from the dead and are back in the Carmelo Anthony hunt, thanks partly to filmmaker Spike Lee.
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.
Lee does not work for the organization, so the talks are not considered tampering.
For weeks, Knicks president Donnie Walsh claimed to be on the outside looking in regarding the Anthony trade sweepstakes, but yesterday acknowledged the club at least is having serious dialogue with the Nuggets. Everyone is available in discussions except for Amar’e Stoudemire, sources say.
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