Knicks indeed trying to trade Carmelo Anthony to Rockets, per report

Lynette Rowe
July 12, 2017

Carmelo Anthony's future with the New York Knicks is just as unclear as it was over the winter, but some clarity could be on the way. While both sides are motivated to get a deal done, there hasn't been an imminent agreement on terms to this moment.

Going back to that ESPN report, it was hinted that a trade involving Anthony and the Rockets may turn out to be quite complicated, and as such, there may be a need to bring in a third team to pull off the deal.

It's no secret that the relationship between the Knicks and Anthony has soured significantly over the a year ago, in part because of former team president Phil Jackson and his attempts to coax him into waiving his no-trade clause. Anthony's contract has two years and around $55 million remaining, and the rebuilding Knicks probably want draft picks and young players in exchange for the 32-year-old. The trade buzz intensified when Paul was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to Houston last month before the free agency period started.

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Anthony's former Denver Nuggets teammate, Nene, prompted more speculation about his move to Houston with an Instagram post on Monday.

Anderson is owed $61.3 million over the next three seasons, a salary the Knicks are reportedly reluctant to take on. With Anthony now 33 years of age, however, the Knicks are preparing to move on.

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