1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Woj: Knicks, Rockets re-engage on Carmelo Anthony trade talks

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by J.R., Aug 10, 2017.

  1. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    59,188
    Likes Received:
    26,975


    The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets have re-engaged on trade talks involving 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony, with the Rockets again canvassing third-team trade partners to construct a deal, league sources told ESPN.

    Anthony remains steadfast that he only plans to waive his no-trade clause for the Rockets and refuses to expand his list to include more possible destinations, league sources said.

    Nevertheless, no pathway has emerged for a deal directly between the two teams, and finding a broader package to include forward Ryan Anderson and the three-years, $60 million left on his contract remains problematic, league sources said. The Rockets and Knicks have significant progress on a deal with Phil Jackson as president, but that changed with the hiring of new general manager Scott Perry, who has been far more particular about the package he'd want in return for Anthony.

    The Knicks remain willing to start training camp with Anthony, 33, on the roster, and a real scenario exists where the Rockets and Anthony remain patient that a deal could have to wait until the regular season is underway, league sources said. The Knicks want to trend younger, building around Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. Anthony playing a significant role could stifle their development.

    Houston wants Anthony to join a lineup with James Harden and Chris Paulprimarily to make a run in the playoffs together, and an in-season deal could still give them ample time to build a chemistry for the postseason. Anthony and Paul are close friends.

    Portland has kept an interest in Anthony, with Trail Blazers All-Stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum continuing to recruit Anthony to consider the Blazers as an alternative to Houston, league sources said.

    The Knicks have become willing again to make an Anthony deal before the start of training camp in September, especially after Anthony made it clear that the franchise's hopes of getting him to embrace a return to the team -- after months of ex-president Phil Jackson's pushing for Anthony to waive his no-trade -- are fruitless.

    The Knicks paused trade talks involving Anthony shortly after the hiring of Perry in mid-July, but were unable to convince Anthony to reconsider his desire to be traded away -- or add more teams to his wish list, league sources said.

    Anthony had an earlier interest in waiving his no-trade for Cleveland, but that desire waned with Paul's arrival in Houston and the upheaval surrounding Kyrie Irving and LeBron James' futures with the Cavaliers.
     
  2. htownballa1622

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    73
    2 yard line here we come! o/u 200 pages in this new thread?
     
  3. bawanyh

    bawanyh Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    345
    1st and goal
     
    DonKnock likes this.
  4. Reeko

    Reeko Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    8,428
    Likes Received:
    17,086
  5. DarkHorse

    DarkHorse Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 1999
    Messages:
    6,490
    Likes Received:
    738
    Here we go again
     
    ClutchCitity81 and DonKnock like this.
  6. macan

    macan Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    2,367
    Likes Received:
    3,078
    It's happening again!!!<insert.gif>
     
    DonKnock likes this.
  7. NothingRhyMes

    NothingRhyMes Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    13
    Wow just when I check on this for the first time in. A while
     
    Fullcourt and DonKnock like this.
  8. duluth111222

    duluth111222 I.D.I.O.T
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,063
    Likes Received:
    469
  9. NJRockFan

    NJRockFan Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2001
    Messages:
    741
    Likes Received:
    46
    Maybe clutch can lock the other thread and we can see how many pages this one will be
     
  10. bleedroxred79

    bleedroxred79 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    902
    Insert MJ eating popcorn
     
  11. War Machine

    War Machine Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    62
    It's going to happen eventually. It's inevitable. The Knicks don't want Melo there anymore and Melo really wants to be in Houston. Just a matter of time.
     
  12. Furious Jam

    Furious Jam Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Messages:
    2,200
    Likes Received:
    244
  13. jamisonrocket

    jamisonrocket Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Messages:
    696
    Likes Received:
    1,176
    JR bomb > Woj bomb

    [​IMG]
     
    Richie_Rich, Tfor3, Deckard and 5 others like this.
  14. JuNx

    JuNx Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2003
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    19
  15. zigzag

    zigzag Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    84
    Let's make this thread 300 pages pls
     
  16. bawanyh

    bawanyh Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    345
    If we continued in the other thread it would have hit 1000 pages.
    but o well
     
    Rox11 and RyanB like this.
  17. OTMax

    OTMax Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Messages:
    8,352
    Likes Received:
    3,651
    Morey better not cave!
     
  18. jamisonrocket

    jamisonrocket Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Messages:
    696
    Likes Received:
    1,176
    Os Trigonum, DonKnock and JuNx like this.
  19. RasaqBoi

    RasaqBoi Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    10,074
    Likes Received:
    7,480
    I got a bonerrrrrrrr - Superbad
     
  20. pippendagimp

    pippendagimp Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Messages:
    20,287
    Likes Received:
    5,869
    woj has become impotent, irrelevant, and generally devoid of any useful information since joining bspn
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now