Knicks pausing trade talks with Cavaliers, Rockets on Carmelo Anthony

NBA’s Knicks and Rockets Reportedly Working Out a Carmelo Anthony Trade EURPublisher01

NBA’s Knicks and Rockets Reportedly Working Out a Carmelo Anthony Trade EURPublisher01

The 31-year-old Rondo averaged 7.8 points and 6.7 assists per game last year for the Chicago Bulls. Anthony does not fit that age bracket as he is already 33.

After adding Paul, Houston is still considered to be the third-best team in the conference.

Anthony has a no-trade clause but was "eager" to waive it, the report notes. As the National Basketball Association free agency continues to succumb the teams, the issue on Anthony is far to the finish.

Carmelo Anthony attends the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2017 in Paris, France. The report stated that the sides are "motivated" but no deal is imminent. What are the other two teams that would be involved?

Carmelo Anthony could be moving to Texas soon if negotiations pan out. They had reportedly been targeting Paul George, but he was traded from the Pacers to the Thunder last month. The issue of course is with the salaries, given that the Cavaliers and Rockets are both over the salary cap. The two teams have been engaged for weeks in talks, but the Knicks have been reticent to take back Ryan Anderson and his three-year, $61 million contract. Here's the problem: what he does is valuable, but his contract is not. Most likely, the team realizes the value of Anthony in terms of trying to attract another big star to the team in any upcoming free agency period. However, finding a willing buyer is sometimes as easy as attaching a future first round pick to his contract.

But according to ESPN, Anthony is "fully focused on getting a deal done" with Houston.

That still leaves several questions regarding the possible blockbuster four-team trade. With that in mind, here are five potential trades involving Anthony and the Knicks.

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