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Carmelo Anthony | Forward | #7

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (3) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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The Knicks and Rockets have re-engaged on trade talks involving Carmelo Anthony, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of
Woj adds that the Rockets are still looking for a third team to get a deal done, and that Anthony has been "steadfast" that he only plans to waive his no-trade clause for a deal to Houston. The Rockets are trying to get someone to take Ryan Anderson, but it won't be easy with $60 million left on his deal. Woj also added that the Rockets will remain patient while the Blazers have an interest in acquiring the 10-time All-Star. Aug 10 - 5:38 PM

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According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks have asked Carmelo Anthony to expand his "wish list" of teams to join.

Another day, another Melo rumor. It's no secret that his preference is to join Houston, but the Knicks aren't willing to make a "bad trade" -- the Rockets would likely have to include Ryan Anderson's bloated contract and the Knicks aren't interested. Berman adds that the Pelicans, Cavaliers, Thunder and Blazers are all waiting in the wings in the hope that Melo expands his list. The All-Star forward recently had "great conversations" with Knicks GM Scott Perry, but it sounds like both sides are still determined to orchestrate a move away from New York.
Source: NY Post
Aug 10 - 10:09 AM

Carmelo Anthony said on Thursday that he has had "great conversations" with Knicks GM Scott Perry.

Earlier this week it was reported that Anthony had not met with Knicks management this summer. However, on Thursday night, Melo explained that he has communicated with the team. "I’ve had great conversations with new GM Scott Perry," said Anthony. "He understands my mindset, where I’m at. My career right now, what I’m looking for. Things were put on the table. It was great dialogue, great conversations from both sides. Respectful from both sides." A trade will still be difficult, as the Rockets remains Melo's preferred destination.
Aug 4 - 9:35 AM

Carmelo Anthony said that he's "at peace" about his current situation with the Knicks, but admitted that it's been "an emotional roller coaster."

"I had to come to peace with myself and come to peace with kind of the situation I’m in and kind of try to find happiness again," Melo said. He has a no-trade clause and there aren't obvious contenders with the assets necessary to acquire him, especially since the Rockets are reportedly his only target. Melo added that he's spoken with newly-hired GM Scott Perry, but it's unclear if that relationship increases the odds that he'll play for the Knicks through the 2017-18 season.
Aug 2 - 11:05 PM

Carmelo Anthony said he has not met with Knicks management this summer.

Anthony declined to comment on the specifics of his current situation with the Knicks, only saying that the past 12 months have been an "emotional rollercoaster." Recent reports have indicated that Melo is uninterested in waiving his no-trade clause to go to Cleveland or Portland, which essentially leaves OKC and Houston as the only realistic landing spots, with Houston being the odds-on favorite.
Source: ESPN
Aug 2 - 12:02 PM

Carmelo Anthony "only wishes to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Rockets" and is unwilling to accept a trade to Cleveland, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

Once Kyrie Irving requested a trade out of Cleveland, rumors involving Melo and the Cavs began to pick up steam. However, it appears that Anthony still has his heart set on Houston. The issue is the Knicks are not interested in taking back Ryan Anderson as the centerpiece of the package the Rockets are offering. This stalemate may last well into next month, as the Knicks don't have a reason to rush into making an unfavorable trade.
Aug 1 - 9:38 AM

Carmelo Anthony's preferred destination in any trade remains the Houston Rockets, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

Anthony has been linked to Portland, Cleveland and OKC, but at the moment, Houston seems like the most realistic landing spot considering it's ultimately Melo's decision given that he holds a no-trade clause in his contract. The Knicks would reportedly like to go after Kyrie Irving, but not if that means sacrificing Kristaps Porzingis, and a package centered around Anthony probably wouldn't be enough to get a deal done considering what Cleveland is looking for.
Source: ESPN
Jul 26 - 11:23 AM

Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder "are officially circling each other" according to Bill Simmons of The Ringer.

Thunder assistant GM Troy Weaver was an assistant coach at Syracuse when he recruited Melo back in the day, but it's hard to imagine OKC putting together a package that would entice the Knicks. The Thunder would have to unload either Steven Adams or Enes Kanter to make a deal work, but a third team would probably have to be involved because New York would want picks or younger prospects on rookie-scale contracts. This is firmly in the rumor stage and the Rockets and Cavaliers are still considered the favorites to pull off a trade for Melo.
Jul 24 - 1:07 PM

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News is reporting that Carmelo Anthony remains "focused on getting a deal done with Houston."

Once the news broke that Kyrie Irving had requested a trade from Cleveland, and that the Knicks were one of his preferred destinations, trade rumors involving Anthony immediately began to heat up. However, Melo has a no-trade clause, which means he has the final authority on any potential deal. It appears Anthony may not be willing to consider Cleveland as long as a trade with the Rockets remains a possibility.
Jul 22 - 12:50 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Carmelo Anthony is willing to waive his trade kicker to facilitate a deal.

Melo would only be willing to waive both his no-trade clause and the kicker to join a team of his choice. It is believed the Cavs and Rockets are the two teams on his wish list. The trade kicker is worth approximately $8.4 million, which makes it a little easier for the Knicks and the Rockets to complete a deal. However, the issue is Houston would need to send Ryan Anderson's contract to New York to make the salaries match, but the Knicks have no interest in taking on Anderson.
Jul 21 - 9:42 AM

Damian Lillard said he's reached out to Carmelo Anthony and said it's a "real possibility" that Anthony could join the Blazers.

The Blazers reportedly have made it clear they won't be involved in a Melo trade unless they're the ones getting the All-Star forward. Lillard isn't usually the recruiting type, but C.J. McCollum has touched on this subject and even posted a photoshopped picture of Anthony in a Blazers uniform. Anthony does have a no-trade clause and several reports say he wants to go to Houston, so the Rockets should be considered as the frontrunners.
Jul 19 - 5:24 PM

Carmelo Anthony has made it clear to New York management that he no longer wants to be a Knick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

"Carmelo Anthony has made it clear to [the Knicks]: I want to go to Houston, I am not interested in talking to you about being reincorporated back into this New York roster," said Woj. "Houston is now prepared for the fact that these negotiations with the Knicks could run through August, September, into possibly the start of training camp." Cleveland has been rumored to have an interest in Anthony, but they can't really offer New York anything they're interested in, and Melo won't waive his no-trade clause to go to Portland, so it seems all but a certainty that Anthony is headed for a reunion with Mike D'Antoni in Houston.
Jul 18 - 4:03 PM

Carmelo Anthony is not currently willing to waive his no-trade clause to clear the way for a trade to Portland, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Knicks and Rockets had been trying to find additional teams to help facilitate a deal that allowed Anthony to land in Houston. However, it has been reported that the Blazers want to acquire Melo themselves. With new GM Scott Perry now in New York, the Knicks put a pause on all trade talks and plan to sit down with Anthony shortly and figure out exactly what his preference is going forward.
Jul 18 - 11:34 AM

Knicks' president Steve Mills did not mention Carmelo Anthony when listing players he's looking to build around.

Mills would only say that the Knicks future "may be with Carmelo or it may be without Carmelo," and that he would not pursue a buyout, so essentially Melo's only way out of New York will be via trade. Thus far he's been linked to Houston, Cleveland and Portland, and as of right now, the Rockets look like the frontrunners to land his services.
Jul 17 - 2:45 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said the Blazers could pursue Carmelo Anthony.

Woj adds that the Blazers feel like the addition of Anthony would "furnish it with talent and depth comparable to those of the top Western Conference contenders." Anthony has only been willing to waive his no-trade clause if he can join the Rockets or Cavaliers, so it's not clear if he'd be interested in joining Portland. It sounds like the Rockets are the favorites to sign Melo and Woj said they are still "determined" to get a deal done, but nothing is imminent for now.
Source: ESPN
Jul 16 - 10:01 AM

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