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Jackson: Optimistic Melo will sign

Updated: July 11, 2014, 9:53 AM ET
By Ian Begley | ESPN.com

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said Thursday that he hasn't heard from free agent Carmelo Anthony in recent days but remained confident that the All-Star forward would re-sign with the Knicks.

Jackson's optimism stems in part from the rapport he's established with Anthony through the Knicks' meetings with the free agent forward.

"I felt really good about my conversation with Melo," Jackson said. "We really struck a chord. The two of us, I think, feel really passionately about ...

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