According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, there is also another possible roadblock that has risen as the Knicks are reportedly hoping that Anthony would be willing to add a few other teams to his wish list.
According to the source, Knicks acting president Steve Mills wants to meet with Anthony to see where his head is at before proceeding any further.
The primary hope, according to the source, is Anthony decides to open up his wish list beyond the Rockets and Cavaliers, as he has a no-trade clause.
The 33-year-old is currently only willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to either the Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers. The Rockets had made some significant progress toward working out a trade for Anthony that involved a third team, but things have stalled once again.
That has now pushed the Knicks’ front office to ask the 10-time All-Star if he could widen his list of possible trade destinations. It has become increasingly difficult to hammer out a deal with the Cavaliers and Rockets due to both not possessing many viable trade assets that they are willing to move.
What has only further complicated the situation is that Anthony possesses a no-trade clause, which gives him the final say on whatever team the Knicks work out a deal with. This severely limits the number of possible landing spots for New York to send him.
Unless Anthony becomes willing to oblige to the Knicks’ request, there will continue to be problems toward working out a trade.