Knicks rumors: Carmelo Anthony trade to Rockets ‘fairly dormant’
As the 2017-18 NBA season approaches, teams are filling out the remainder of their training camp rosters. However, for the New York Knicks, the new front office led by President Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry has a decision to make regarding Carmelo Anthony.
After failing to make the playoffs the past four seasons, the Knicks and Anthony are headed for a breakup. With the 10-time All-Star only willing to waive his no-trade clause for the Houston Rockets, the Knicks are hoping he will expand his list. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, trade discussions between the two teams have been ‘fairly dormant’ heading into training camp via Streamable:
While the Rockets can offer Ryan Anderson, it is difficult for the Knicks to accept his remaining three-year, $60 million deal. As a result, the hope is a third team like the Portland Trail Blazers can help facilitate a trade where Moe Harkless would reportedly be reunited with Perry after their time together with the Orlando Magic.
For the Knicks, it would make sense to embrace a full rebuild around Kristaps Porzingis. However, it will be interesting to see if they are able to get back some friendly contracts and prospects for Anthony before the new season.