Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors 2017: Oklahoma City, Anthony 'circling each other'

Hope Soto
July 25, 2017

Anthony has a longstanding relationship with Thunder vice president and assistant general manager Troy Weaver.

NY is limited in their options because of Anthony's no-trade clause.

The Cavaliers are suddenly intriguing due to the Kyrie Irving trade request, but NY doesn't seem to have assets (outside of Kristaps Porzingis, who should be untouchable) that they could pair with Anthony to create an interesting package. The Thunder could offer big man Enes Kanter to the Knicks, but his salary could be a deterrent to a possible deal.

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If a recent report proves true, then it appears as though Anthony is willing to introduce a third potential contender to the mix. Guard C.J. McCollum has been open about his desire for Anthony to join the Blazers, but whether Anthony would waive his no-trade clause in a trade there is unclear.

Anthony is due $26.2 million next season and can become an unrestricted free agent in 2018 should he opt out of the final year of his deal.

Tarek Fattal is reporting that Anthony is "likely" to be traded to the Rockets as early as this week. What the Rockets need to do in this trade is move Ryan Anderson, and his three-years, $60 million - except the Knicks don't want that contract on their books (even though Anderson is a good player when healthy). Whether it works or not, one thing is clear: Carmelo Anthony is willing to do anything to leave the Knicks. So, Anthony is in a similar situation to Westbrook and the newly-acquired Paul George. However, everyone would still be looking up at the Golden State Warriors.

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