The Dallas Mavericks are throwing their hat into the ring of the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes this summer and they could well match any offer for the All-Star forward in a bid to challenge for a championship again.
Anthony is yet to agree a new deal with the New York Knicks and it is understood that the player is interested in finding a more stable home after a down-year in the Big Apple.
The Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and even LA Lakers have been rumoured as being interested in the 30 year-old star. However, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Dallas Mavericks could provide the biggest financial clout of any potential Anthony suitors.
"Dallas has the cash to go after Anthony straight up. Dirk Nowitzki has already told the team he'll work with them to get the cap space to sign another significant player. So Dallas could get to the $20-22.5 million number the Knicks are expected to offer. They could present a team built around Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon and Nowitzki with a proven coach in Rick Carlisle."
That team does seem like it would be more appealing to Anthony than the struggling roster which currently includes JR Smith and Amar'e Stoudemire.
However, Carmelo may not be swayed by the big bucks but rather feel like settling in a market with a definite contender for years to come. If that is the case, then really the Chicago Bulls would be the only logical landing spot unless Phil Jackson can work his negotiating magic in New York.