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(The Sports Xchange) - Free agent forward Carmelo Anthony is keeping Phil Jackson waiting by the phone.

The New York Knicks president remained optimistic Thursday that Anthony will choose to remain with his team. Anthony is believed to have received a maximum contract offer of five years and $129 million from the Knicks.

The Atlanta Hawks signed free agent guard-forward Thabo Sefolosha on Thursday.

Sefolosha and the Hawks reached agreement last week on a three-year, $12 million contract.

The Cleveland Cavaliers officially signed point guard Kyrie Irving to a contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

The extension is reported to be a max contract allowed under the collective bargaining agreement at five years and $95 million. The new deal begins next year and will run through the 2019-20 season. Irving had one year remaining on his contract.


New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots against Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson (15) at Air Canada Centre. Apr 11, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports