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Everybody has an opinion about Carmelo Anthony. OK, maybe not so much about Anthony the basketball player as where Anthony should go next.
Right now, Anthony is still a member of the New York Knicks. According to multiple reports, he would like that relationship to end, and fast. And hey, the Knicks aren’t far behind.
It’s hard to envision the sides spending another minute together, much less another full season (or even a training camp, for that matter).
Interestingly, there isn’t really any bad blood between Anthony and the Knicks. It’s more like a bad marriage, where both parties feel like maybe they’ve hung on a little too long. And when they finally decide to end it, there is usually no turning back.
But this basketball divorce is complicated.
Anthony, 33, is due to make about $26 million this upcoming season, with a player option for about $27 million next year. That’s not an easy contract to move.
Throw in the fact he has a no-trade clause in his deal and, well, it only complicates things more. As much as the Knicks want to move Anthony and start anew, he’s only gonna go where he approves. So far, Anthony has told the Knicks it has to be either Houston or Cleveland, with Houston seemingly the leader.
Then again, the Rockets have known they’re the so-called leader for some time, and still haven’t been able to pull off a deal. And the Cavs seem like they’re just sort of sitting back and waiting for the Rockets to continue to fail.
Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers are lurking in the shadows, watching and knowing they can offer the Knicks the most in return. And with the likes of talents such as Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum recruiting, a strong belief that maybe Carmelo will add them to the wish list.
So far, though, that has not been the case.
But hey, you can’t blame the Blazers (or anyone else for trying), and you cannot say for sure they (or anyone else) is entirely out of it until it is actually resolved.
Either way, what do YOU think? Where would you prefer to see Carmelo — Houston, Cleveland, Portland, New York, or some other random spot?
And where do you think Anthony will actually end up? And who might be traded to get him there?
This is you chance to let us know everything and anything you want about Carmelo-gate. So please do by letting us know in the comments section below.
We don’t always have time to respond, but we always read and usually enjoy every last thought. And when it comes to this particular topic, we cannot wait to see what you have to say.