REPORT: Carmelo Anthony Is Open To Waiving No-Trade Clause For Houston or Cleveland
Things are changing rather quickly around the league.
After months and months of looking for trade partners that would make both sides happy, Carmelo Anthony has reportedly informed the New York Knicks front office that he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause for either the Cleveland Cavaliers or Houston Rockets, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
“Carmelo Anthony, a 10-time NBA All-Star, is open to waiving his no-trade clause to join the Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers should those teams create a pathway to a deal with the New York Knicks, league sources told ESPN.
Houston has been proactive in pursuing possible trade scenarios for Anthony lately, though its discussions around the league have yet to gain traction on a deal, league sources said.
The arrival of All-Star guard Chris Paul to join MVP runner-up James Harden has catapulted the Rockets into contention for Anthony and established his interest in joining the Rockets, sources said.
Paul has said that he wants to play with Anthony, sources told ESPN’s Ian Begley, making that point before the February trade deadline and late last month.”