Carmelo Anthony is still intent on joining his pal Chris Paul and MVP runner-up James Harden in Houston, as the 10-time All-Star reportedly only wishes to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Rockets.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, who are dealing with their own turmoil after star guard Kyrie Irving requested a trade, have become less appealing of a location to Anthony.
Phil Jackson is out as president, but the franchise’s strategy hasn’t changed much. A stalemate has ensued as sources indicate Anthony only wishes to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Rockets. Not even Cleveland, which is in turmoil, is good enough for Anthony as the Cavaliers are dealing with Kyrie Irving’s trade demand.
The New York Knicks have not yet received an offer for Anthony that works with the youth movement they are trying to build.
Prior to the draft, Anthony went to the Knicks and requested a buyout. New York denied that request, and Phil Jackson said he would try to accommodate a trade instead.
Jackson, of course, is no longer with the franchise.
Anthony was reportedly dismayed over the fact the Knicks paused all trade talks involving him back in June. His camp continues to remain hopeful that a trade with the Rockets will work out.