Could Melo stay in New York after all?
Just a few days ago it was reported that a trade that would send Carmelo Anthony to Houston was “on the two-yard line.”
Thursday night brought different news.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN, trade talks between the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets were put on hold.
From the report:
The New York Knicks are pausing trade talks centered on Carmelo Anthony and want to pursue a conversation with the 10-time NBA All-Star about possibly reincorporating him into the organization, league sources told ESPN.
After talking with the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers for nearly a month to help engineer deals for Anthony, the Knicks told both teams that they’re stepping back from trade talks for a short time, league sources said.
It’s a surprising move from the Knicks, who looked like they were finally going to move Melo. Anthony made it clear he was willing, if not eager, to waive his no-trade clause for Houston or Cleveland. However, with the reported arrival of a new GM, trade talks are now on the back burner.