Rockets, Knicks Re-Start Carmelo Anthony Trade Talks

Rockets, Knicks Re-Start Carmelo Anthony Trade Talks

"Anthony remains steadfast that he only plans to waive his no-trade clause for the Rockets and refuses to expand his list to include more possible destinations, league sources said".

The question, however, is quite simple: Will Lillard and McCollum be able to convince Anthony to accept a trade to Portland before Houston completes its pursuit of the 10-time All-Star? "They've been on him".

Anthony would have to waive his no-trade clause to approve any trade away from NY and is now only interested in joining the Rockets to team up with James Harden and close friend Chris Paul, according to Wojnarowski.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Knicks and Rockets are once again discussing a deal that would send the 32-year-old forward to Houston.

McCollum told Joe Freeman of the Oregonian about his efforts to recruit Anthony to the Blazers on July 19. "Obviously, I feel like he wants to play with friends, with Banana Boat friends". Those are very good teams, very good options. With a no-trade clause in his contract, Anthony wields that almost autonomous power.

Portland would also be likely to maintain a somewhat significant measure of its depth, thus making the core around Anthony, Lillard, and McCollum quite commendable.

As unusual as it might be, though, the deal is not almost as far along as it was when Phil Jackson was the team president for the Knicks.

A major element of that turmoil has been Kyrie Irving's own trade demand, news of which was followed by reports that he wanted to be dealt to the Knicks.

There are a few more hurdles to navigate before Anthony's Knicks tenure ends, but the Blazers remain interested and involved in that process.

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