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NBA Player Rumored To Be In Potential Carmelo Anthony Trade Reacts To Reports

Carmelo Anthony on the Thunder.

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 13: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder watches on against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center on January 13, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Earlier today, a report emerged that a Carmelo Anthony trade to the Brooklyn Nets could be in the works. The Nets would likely buy out the former New York Knicks star, and Jeremy Lin would be one of the pieces swapped in return.

Lin, who missed most of last season due to injury, is set to make $12 million this upcoming season. The Nets would probably have to move another player to make the salaries work.

Brooklyn would likely be looking for draft picks in return. The Nets have been quick to take on bad contracts in order to add more assets in the draft, as the team has been unable to compete in the wake of the horrible deal with the Boston Celtics years ago.

Lin was one of the many Nets watching his young teammates at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas today. He was asked about the report.

According to Jeremy Lin, he has not been told anything about being included in a potential Carmelo Anthony trade.

From New York Post writer Brian Lewis:

Mitch Lawrence, an NBA host for SiriusXM and contributor to Sporting News and Forbes had the initial report earlier today, via Twitter.

If the Nets could get some extra draft help, and the Thunder could add a useful veteran like Lin to bolster the point guard position, this could make some sense. However, according to what Lin has heard at least, it doesn't sound like an impending move.

Oklahoma City is pretty desperate to get off of Anthony's deal. The Houston Rockets have been rumored as a likely landing spot for him, whenever he is bought out. There, he can play with long-time friend Chris Paul.

The Miami Heat are also a possibility. Head coach Erik Spoelstra is reportedly a "strong advocate" of bringing in the 10-time all-star forward.