Portland Trailblazers Gaining Ground In Pursuit Of Carmelo Anthony

Knicks Rockets're-engage in discussion on trade for Carmelo Anthony

Selling him on, 'Hey, look what our team could look like with you'.

Though most of the NBA's offseason activity has come and passed, the trade rumors surrounding New York Knicks forward and 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony continue to swirl as mid-August approaches.

However, the Blazers stars haven't stopped trying to convince Anthony that Portland is a desirable destination.

Woj adds that the Rockets are still looking for a third team to get a deal done, and that Anthony has been "steadfast" that he only plans to waive his no-trade clause for a deal to Houston.

The Portland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans all have varying degrees of interest in Carmelo Anthony, but to this point, the New York Knicks superstar seems keen on waiting for something to materialize with the Houston Rockets. "They've been on him", Wojnarowski said.

McCollum went as far as posting an image of Anthony in a Trail Blazers jersey to his official Instagram account.

"I think he's interested", McCollum said. Those are very good teams, very good options.

Even before the Pelicans fan page posted the photo of Anthony and Cousins, the former Sacramento Kings player already told fans that his current team will shock a lot of people because he promised that they will give top-notch play this season. "Because, obviously, he makes us a better team. So I reached out to him".

Houston and NY made significant progress on a deal when Phil Jackson was Knicks president, but that changed with the hiring of new general manager Scott Perry, who has been far more particular about the package he'd want in return for Anthony.

The Knicks and Rockets reportedly neared the goal line on a deal last month, but the trade fell apart at the last minute.

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