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Carmelo Anthony has engaged the Knicks about a buyout, per ESPN

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This just keeps getting more and more interesting

NBA: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Things just keep getting weirder and weirder in the Carmelo Anthony saga.

Yes, it was just this morning that Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported that Carmelo would likely decide to not waive his no-trade clause and stay put in New York to be with his family. Melo’s separated wife La La even said as much:

But now, via ESPN’s Marc Stein, Melo might be trying to get the Knicks to agree to a buyout:

As Stein said, this would presumably clear the way for Melo to join LeBron James and his merry band of Warrior-chasers. With a buyout, Melo would secure all or most of his $54-plus million in owed money from the Knicks, which would make it a lot easier to accept a lesser deal with the Cavs.

This will be an interesting situation for sure, although it most likely won’t reach its conclusion until most of the big free agent dominos fall next month.

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