Chris Bosh is averaging 15.2 points per game in the playoffs. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh says that the team has not discussed signing New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
It has been reported that the Heat's top players discussed ways in which they could make cap room for Anthony should he become a free agent this summer, but Bosh says those conversations never took place and that it is "very, very unlikely" that the team would be able to add Anthony.
The Knicks forward has a player option worth $23.5 million for next season, but previously said he plans to test free agency this summer. The seven-time All-Star reportedly told Knicks president Phil Jackson that he may reconsider the option and remain with the team for another year before entering the open market.
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While Bosh was not hopeful about the team's chances to acquire Anthony, his teammate Udonis Haslem was more optimistic.
“It doesn’t seem unrealistic,” he said today. “There was a time nobody would have thought you could put this team together, with those guys taking pay cuts, and even myself taking a pay cut. You can never say never.”MAHONEY: Carmelo Anthony to Heat possible, but not plausible