The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks are still working on a trade surrounding Carmelo Anthony according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
As you know, Anthony has a full no-trade clause and is reportedly only waiving it for the Rockets and Cavaliers. In the Rockets case, he is willing to waive his no trade clause for his best friend, Chris Paul.
Both teams are working on trade scenarios including a four-team mega trade deal according to Wojnarowski.
Sources: Knicks, Rockets working on Carmelo Anthony trade scenarios that include four-team deals. Sides motivated but no agreement imminent.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 12, 2017
The Rockets were working on a trade to bring Melo to Houston since they traded for one year worth of Paul. The Rockets will have two of the four banana boat brothers on the same team if a deal is made this offseason.
According to Ian Begley of ESPN, people who are close to Melo believes that the Knicks will get a deal done with Houston.
There hasn’t been much discussion on who the Knicks are interested in trading for, but they have a lot of players and assets that New York will love to have on their team.
In addition, According to Amico Hoops, the Portland Trail Blazers might be one team that can be a part of the four team trade surrounding Melo in his quest to the Rockets.
Per Amico Hoops:
ESPN did not mention the other teams involved in the discussions, though one league source told Amico Hoops the Portland Trail Blazers could be one.
Also, to follow up on this report, The Cavaliers are still pursuing Melo according to Wojnarowski.
In his report, he said that Melo still prefers Houston as his destination.
Stay tuned for more updates.