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Jackson says Knicks are still awaiting word from Carmelo Anthony

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FILe - In this Dec. 16, 2013 file photo, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards' Trevor Booker (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York. Signing day has arrived in the NBA, if the biggest free agents care to grab their pens. But it’s unclear if Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade _ who all might be waiting on LeBron James to go first _ are ready.(AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)The Associated Press

Knicks President Phil Jackson says he hasn't heard from Carmelo Anthony, though expects word from the All-Star forward soon.

Jackson says he hoped to get news Thursday, but adds that he "expected one yesterday and the day before yesterday."

Speaking to reporters at the Knicks' summer league practice in Las Vegas, Jackson says he has texted Anthony a couple of times since they met last week, but hasn't gotten a response.

The Knicks offered Anthony a maximum level contract, worth nearly $130 million over five years, at that meeting in Los Angeles. Anthony had previously met with Chicago, Houston, Dallas and the Lakers.