The Dallas Mavericks made their pitch to coveted free agent, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and they went with an “all business” approach. The Mavericks feel confident about their chances to sign Anthony, but they might not be in the running according to a report from USA TODAY.
In it, sources say that the Knicks are only worried about the Bulls stealing Anthony away.
From USA TODAY Sports:
According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the Knicks are confident about their standing in the sweepstakes and consider the Bulls the only real threat among the many suitors. A decision is expected from Anthony by Monday, though the ever-present fluidity of free agency means there is no definitive timeline. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the negotiations.
It would be another free agent that turned down the Mavericks, and they’d be gearing up to do it all over again next summer. Of course the Mavericks could still cling to the hope that LeBron James could decide to join the Mavericks, though that has widely been considered a two-horse race between the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers.