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Report: Clippers, Knicks Seeking 3rd Team in Potential Melo Trade
Everything is happening.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics have already stated that they are not interested in any kind of trade involving Carmelo Anthony. The Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly intrigued with this trade and according to reports, the Clips and Knicks are looking for a third team to help them pull it off.
“The New York Knicks and LA Clippers are searching for third-team facilitators to keep alive the prospect of completing a Carmelo Anthony trade, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Knicks continue to discuss the prospect of sending Anthony to Los Angeles without taking any of the Clippers’ top three stars but have struggled to find a trade construction that works for both teams involving the other players on L.A.’s roster.
The most substantive talks between the teams took place last week, according to sources with knowledge of the discussions, but have continued into this week as the Clippers have maintained a consistent interest in Anthony, who has two years and roughly $53 million remaining on his contract.”
The Clippers have reportedly already discussed a deal with the Knicks for Melo that wouldn’t involve giving up any of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, or J.J. Redick.