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Report: Carmelo Anthony considered moves to Wizards, 76ers

Carmelo Anthony

For the past several months, there has been said about Carmelo Anthony‘s long-term future with the New York Knicks.

It is a unique situation for many reasons as first he holds a no-trade clause, which essentially means he has the final say on any trade involving him. This alone has made any potential deal that much more complicated to work out due to his potential involvement.

On top of that, it has been well-publicized over the last few weeks his strained relationship with his wife Lala Anthony due to his infidelity that could have a huge impact on his personal time with his son, who resides in New York. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, this has pushed the All-Star forward to look into the possibility of playing with a couple of nearby teams.

Anthony, according to the same source, was toying with the idea of orchestrating a move to either Philadelphia or Washington, which would keep him close to New York. However, Anthony’s mindset now is to stay in New York and play for the Knicks . . . even though Jackson doesn’t want him.

It is quite a complicated situation that has many wrinkles to it, and the 33-year-old is holding out hope of reach a resolution soon. Although he possesses a strong desire to remain with the Knicks next season and possibly beyond it, that boat may have already set sail with management.

This could be why there are also reports that he is looking to engage in buyout talks with the organization to possibly join his close friend LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In regards to the Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards, there may not be much interest on their behalf to add an aging superstar who still has two years left on his five-year, $124 million deal that includes player option worth $27.9 million for the 2018-19 season. This could essentially make him a one-year rental if he were to elect to hit the free agent market next summer.

All in all, there are many different aspects to this situation, but it appears a solution should be reached at some point this offseason.