Trade Rumors Around Carmelo Anthony Continue to Linger as Rockets Make a Push for Him

Carmelo Anthony has been extremely loyal to the city of New York through his time as a Knick. Even when Phil Jackson was beyond disrespectful to him by throwing him under the bus and talking to the press behind his back, Melo still remains dedicated to this franchise.

There is no doubt, however, that if he wants to win, he need to get out of the city that never sleeps. They simply do not have enough talent surrounding him to make any noise.

With this in mind, many rumors have now surfaced about a possible four-team trade that would send Anthony to the Houston Rockets. This would be beneficial for both sides as the Knicks could unload Anthony while getting assets in return while the Rockets could add yet another marquee player to their lineup aside James Harden and recently acquired Chris Paul.

Here are more details on the trade as reported by ESPN:

No deal was imminent Wednesday, but the Knicks and Rockets are confident that they have a willing third-team trade partner incorporated into the framework, the sources said.

The fourth team was needed to move a particular player contract that neither the Knicks nor Rockets could or would accept in the deal, league sources said.

The only downside to this potential deal is that the New York Knicks would have to buy out the last year of Melo’s contract and then trade him. It would not be a simply trade and sign due to the contingencies in Anthony’s contract. At the same time, however, doing so would allow New York to receive players and future assets instead of just letting him walk once his contract expires at the end of the 2017-2018 season.

As of now, these trade rumors are only rumors and nothing even close to a solid deal has been reported yet.

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