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Anthony, speaking before practice with the U.S. Olympic team, was then reminded it’s up to the Knicks, not Lin, to decide whether he stays or goes.

“It’s not up to me,” Anthony said with a laugh. “It’s up to the organization to say they want to match that ridiculous contract that’s out there.”

The Knicks wouldn’t comment on their plans and never even confirmed whether they had received the offer sheet from Houston to start the three-day clock for matching the offer.

Felton played well in half a season for the Knicks before he was dealt to Denver in February 2011 as part of the package for Anthony. He struggled this season in Portland, briefing losing his starting job, but was considered an option for the Knicks if they couldn’t land Steve Nash or Kidd to play with Lin.

Now it may be Kidd and Felton.

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Jennifer Peltz in New York contributed to this report.