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Spike Lee helping Knicks’ play for Carmelo

Oct 21, 2010, 8:08 PM EST

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The Knicks have once again stepped up their efforts to trade for Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony, and they’re getting some help from an unlikely source: director/superfan Spike Lee.

Marc Berman of the New York Post has the report:

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.

Interesting stuff, although outside of offering Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri an executive producer position on his next film, I’m not sure there’s much Lee would be able to do that would actually get the Nuggets to approve a Carmelo trade. Still, if these reports are true, it could be an awkward season for Denver if they don’t manage to move Anthony before the season starts.

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