Mark Cuban knew Carmelo Anthony wasn’t signing with Mavericks


When Carmelo Anthony went on his free agent tour this past summer, Dallas, along with Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles, was one of the select places he chose to consider.

The Rockets and Bulls made a spectacle of Anthony’s meeting with them in an attempt to impress, but the Mavericks took a more understated approach, meeting with Anthony at an undisclosed location to make their relatively brief sales pitch.

In the end, Anthony ended up staying in New York, but Mavericks owner Mark Cuban didn’t need to hear the official decision to know that his team would be ruled out.

From Dwain Price of The Star-Telegram:

“I wouldn’t say no question (Anthony wasn’t signing with the Mavs),’’ Cuban said. “But I wasn’t overly confident — he didn’t say yes.

“Any time someone doesn’t say ‘yes’ to you. . .I’m from that ABC school of selling, always be closing. I…

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