Knicks don’t like any package from Rockets in trade talks for Carmelo Anthony
Just days after their cornerstone player told the team he wanted to be traded and saw no way he would be incorporated back onto the team after what transpired this offseason — the Knicks are on the clock and forced to make it happen with only a few months before the start of training camp.
The Rockets have traded half of their team away in the trade for Chris Paul and were forced to buy the services of different players just to fill out their roster.
Now hoping to make another blockbuster acquisition, Clutch City is left with no young assets or draft picks to compensate the Knicks, and even worse — they’re hoping to unload Ryan Anderson‘s whopping three-year, $61 million contract in the exchange — making matters much less appealing for the New York front office.
The Trail Blazers have reportedly jumped in the mix after their backcourt has personally pitched Melo into playing in Portland, though there seems to be a disconnect between their optimism and Anthony’s intentions to land in Houston.
The Cavaliers just simply don’t have the cap room, or the assets, or the flexibility to produce an enticing package for the Knicks, leaving this to be more of a musing than a potential reality.
New York will be surely forced to involve at least one or two more teams into a trade situation if they hope to come out with the package they expect in return for Melo, a plan that can delay this very task until the start of training camp or beyond.