The Oklahoma City Thunder, who already made a splash this summer by trading for Paul George, are now reportedly interested in acquiring Carmelo Anthony as well in the hopes of forming a lethal Big Three.
Anthony has a no-trade clause with the New York Knicks and he has preferred a trade to the Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers.
But according to the Ringer, Anthony and the Thunder have mutual interest in each other.
Have a scoop – OKC and Carmelo are officially circling each other. OKC's Troy Weaver recruited Melo to Cuse + has known him since DMV days.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) July 24, 2017
That said, the Thunder seemingly don’t have any assets to include in a trade for Anthony.
Enes Kanter would surely be involved in a deal because the Thunder would need to get rid of his $17.8 million salary to make room for Anthony.
Anthony and Russell Westbrook are close friends and both are Jordan Brand players.
Could Anthony, George and Westbrook form the West’s next Big Three? It seems like a long shot, but it may be worth monitoring, anyway.