REPORT: Knicks Turned Down Ryan Anderson-For-Melo Trade From Houston Rockets
LMAOOOOO. That’s probably the reaction the Knicks front office had when they were called about the scenario below.
Fresh off landing Chris Paul, the Houston Rockets attempted to propose a trade scenario to the New York Knicks that would land them Carmelo Anthony and in return, they would send back Ryan Anderson.
Via ESPN’s Ian Begley:
“The Knicks and Rockets touched base recently on a trade involving Carmelo Anthony, per league sources, but they didn’t gain much traction. One name that came up in talks was Ryan Anderson, per sources. But the Knicks said at that time that they weren’t interested in Anderson, who has been shopped around by the Rockets. Anthony has a no-trade clause but the Rockets would seem to be an attractive destination for him because of the presence of good friend Chris Paul.”
Anderson, a 29-year-old power forward, averaged 13.6 points and 4.6 rebounds last season while shooting 40.3 percent from 3.
Carmelo, a 32-year old small forward, averaged 22.4 points and 5.9 rebounds last season for the Knicks.