Carmelo Anthony trade rumors have slowed down in recent weeks, but the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets remain engaged in talks to move the star forward.
Houston is reportedly the only team that Anthony is currently willing to waive his no-trade clause for at the moment.
The Rockets already made a big splash this offseason with the acquisition of future Hall of Fame point guard Chris Paul, and could form a ‘Big Three’ by adding Anthony to the lineup with him and MVP candidate James Harden.
ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the two sides are in discussions once again, but the same hangups remain.
The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets have re-engaged on trade talks involving 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony, with the Rockets again canvassing third-team trade partners to construct a deal, league sources told ESPN.
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 main issue remains Rockets forward Ryan Anderson’s rough three-year, $60 million contract. Unless the Knicks decide to take on that burdensome deal, something that seems very unlikely, the two teams need to find a third team willing to take it on, and provide ample compensation.
Woj believes there’s a good chance that the Knicks break camp with Anthony still on the roster, but talks between the two sides could stretch into the regular season.