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Bulls, Knicks top Carmelo Anthony’s trade wish list

Carmelo Anthony(notes) still wants out of Denver, Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears reports, even as the Nuggets are telling teams the star forward isn't available. Anthony would prefer to be dealt to the Chicago Bulls or New York Knicks, according to Spears.

Spears, citing an unidentified source with knowledge of Anthony's wishes, reports the star small forward is intent on changing the minds of Nuggets' management. Anthony, however, has yet to meet with Masai Ujiri, Denver's new vice president of basketball operations, about the situation.

The Bulls can offer the Nuggets a better package for Anthony than the Knicks can, Spears notes. He lists forwards Luol Deng(notes), James Johnson(notes) and Taj Gibson(notes) as potential trade bait. The Knicks will have salary cap room to sign Anthony if he becomes a free agent next summer. Denver has offered Anthony a three-year, $65 million contract extension, but Anthony is holding off on signing it, reportedly because he is unsure about the direction of the franchise.

Yahoo! has also reported that the New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets have expressed interest in acquiring Anthony, who wants a trade to happen before the start of the season.