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[Woj] Carmelo Anthony open to waiving no-trade clause for Rockets or Cavaliers

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by J.R., Jul 3, 2017.

  1. J.R.

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    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...de-clause-houston-rockets-cleveland-cavaliers

    Carmelo Anthony, a 10-time NBA All-Star, is open to waiving his no-trade clause to join the Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers should those teams create a pathway to a deal with the New York Knicks, league sources told ESPN.

    Houston has been proactive in pursuing possible trade scenarios for Anthony lately, although its discussions around the league have yet to gain traction on a deal, league sources told ESPN.

    The arrival of All-Star guard Chris Paul to join MVP runner-up James Harden has catapulted the Rockets into contention for Anthony, and established his interest in joining the Rockets, sources said.

    Cleveland has remained a preferred destination for Anthony, because of the presence of LeBron James.

    Anthony had been a consistent target of former Knicks president Phil Jackson, who had been pushing for Anthony to waive his no-trade clause and leave the Knicks. After Jackson's firing last week, the Knicks have maintained a stance of wanting significant assets back for Anthony in a trade, and have resisted the idea of a contract buyout, league sources said. Sources said the Knicks are trying to avoid long-term salary commitments to older players.

    In discussions with Houston, sources indicated the Knicks have been reluctant to consider taking on Houston forward Ryan Anderson, who is owed $61.3 million over the next three years.

    Anthony has two years and $54 million guaranteed left on his contract, and a trade kicker that could pay him an additional $8.1 million upon a deal. Nevertheless, Anthony does have the option of lowering, or waiving, the trade kicker to facilitate a deal. Given that Anthony largely controls the process, it will be very difficult for New York to demand significant assets in any trade.

    ESPN reported Saturday night that the Knicks have had a preliminary phone interview with former Cavs general manager David Griffin and plan to interview him in person within the next few weeks.​
     
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    Come sit on this banana
     
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    here we go...
     
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    Let the games begin!
     
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    Problem is nobody wants Anderson and his contract.
     
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    I just split my banana! ...boat.
     
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    Anyone But Ryan Anderson.
     
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    So it's 1 of 3 things.

    NY
    Hou
    LeBron

    Not bad odds for us. I'll take it.
     
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    Based God please reward us.
     
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    "so you're saying there's a chance ..."
     
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    If NYC has to deal with either us or Cleveland then we might have a good chance because Cleveland probably isn't willing to deal a lot for him as we are since they probably are holding out for him to be bought out. We shall see.
     
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    Would give up Gordon for him. But I am very afraid that the Cavs would offer Love.
     
  16. DrNuegebauer

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    Knicks will take Anderson eventually.

    Morey will just keep ringing up.
     
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    Boom!


    "It's happening!"
     
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    Either us or the Cavs have anything to trade
     
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    don't know if this is legit, but Harden, CP3, Trev, and Bobby Brown need to get it done
     
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    What's gonna take to trade for him?
     
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