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Carmelo Anthony Would Reportedly Only Accept A Buyout To Play For One Team

Phil Jackson may be gone, but the Carmelo Anthony saga is ongoing in New York.

Melo has expressed a desire to continue playing in the Big Apple, but the Knicks seem set on trying to trade him.

They also would prefer not to buy out the rest of his contract. That move would cost them $54 million.

If the Knicks eventually do agree to buy out their 33-year-old star, there is one team he seems to have set his sights on: the Cleveland Cavaliers.

According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Melo has made it "very, very clear" he would accept a buyout to go to Cleveland.

Of course, this makes a lot of sense. Melo is tight with LeBron James, and a move to Cleveland puts him in decent position to have a shot at earning an elusive NBA championship.

Anthony averaged 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game last season.