REPORT: Knicks, Rockets Exploring Four-Team Trade Involving Carmelo Anthony
The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks are working on different trade scenarios involving a couple of other teams that would potentially send Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Sources: Knicks, Rockets working on Carmelo Anthony trade scenarios that include four-team deals. Sides motivated but no agreement imminent.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 12, 2017
The Knicks have been feverishly trying to find a suitable place to send Carmelo Anthony as both sides are ready to end their working relationship, even with Phil Jackson having been fired from the team. The Rockets appear motivated to get a deal done to take the 10-time All-Star off New York’s hands.
The feeling around Anthony’s camp is that a deal could happen soon and Anthony would be willing to waive his no-trade clause to join the Rockets team that now features Chris Paul and James Harden, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.
“On the Anthony front, the Knicks and Anthony feel good about the possibility of completing a deal that sends him out of New York, according to sources. The Knicks and Rockets have talked about an Anthony trade recently, with Wojnarowski reporting that “the Rockets have been persistent in their pursuit of Anthony, who is willing to waive his no-trade clause to join Paul and James Harden in Houston and the Knicks do not imagine a scenario where Hardaway is sharing the floor with Anthony to start the season.”