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Carmelo Anthony, Isiah Thomas A New York Knicks Package Deal?

Garden chairman James Dolan is taking a more active role in the Knicks' pursuit of Carmelo Anthony and has had direct negotiations with Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke, the Daily News has learned.

Dolan's involvement also suggests that former Knicks president Isiah Thomas is likely advising him. The News reported last August that Thomas had told Dolan that he'd received assurances from Anthony that he only wanted to play for the Knicks.

Just one month earlier, Thomas was dispatched to Ohio in a last-ditch effort to recruit then-free agent LeBron James. And when Amar'e Stoudemire was introduced to the New York media after signing a $100 million contract, Walsh publicly thanked Thomas for his role in Stoudemire's recruitment.

Zeke and 'Melo

Zeke and 'Melo
Zeke and 'Melo
Package deal for fans, like Cos and Jell-O
Like hot wife's problem brother
You can't have one without the other
Zeke and 'Melo
Zeke and 'Melo
Just as tight as Yo Yo-Ma and Cello
Though he screwed up badly
Dolan still loves Isiah madly
Try, try, try to separate them
Dolan's in charge now
Calls, calls, calls about Carmelo
While Thomas looms large now
Zeke and 'Melo
Zeke and 'Melo
They'll be Knicks until the Dolans sell-o
Donnie's work they'll smother
You can't have one
You can't have none
You can't have one without the other!