Report: Knicks halting Carmelo Anthony trade talks
For years, the New York Knicks have been in disarray on and off the court, and it has been ugly to watch at times. A big part of that disarray is the situation of forward Carmelo Anthony. However, it seemed like the situation will finally be resolved this summer.
Anthony has been a part of trade talks between New York and the Houston Rockets. The Rockets were believed to be the frontrunner in securing Anthony’s and trade talks were gaining heat very fast. However, there is new information out there on the Knicks’ situation.
According Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the trade talks have stopped. Apparently, the Knicks signed former Sacramento Kings vice president Scott Perry as their new general manager. As he was hired, the situation changed and the Knicks now appear to be ironing out things in an attempt to keep the former All-Star.
Anthony does have a no-trade clause in his contract. However, he was prepared to waive it for two teams — the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Rockets. The Knicks have been working on possible trades with both of these organizations and the Rockets have been closer to a deal.
Reports from this week stated that the Rockets and the Knicks were looking at a possible four-team trade that would make all the salaries work. However, with this new change in the front office in New York, the team’s stance on Carmelo Anthony could go on a 180 degree turn.