New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is reportedly willing to waive his no-trade clause for only two teams. The latest reports revealed that Anthony opens his door for a reunion with either Chris Paul in Los Angeles or LeBron James in Cleveland.
Anthony’s situation in Big Apple continues to get complicated. Though he expressed his intention to stay, the 32-year-old small forward revealed that he’s willing to negotiate if Phil Jackson doesn’t want him in New York.
“If that’s the case, then that’s what’s coming from that side, I guess it’s a conversation we should have. If they feel like my time in New York is over I guess that’s a conversation we should have,” Anthony said.
The Knicks failed to live to expectations from them this season. They are now 18-23 in the 11th spot in the Eastern Conference. Carmelo Anthony is currently the face of the franchise. But Kristaps Porzingis proves to be an interesting player to build around. In the recent offseason, Jackson did everything to give Anthony the best supporting cast.
Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Brandon Jennings, and Courtney Lee joined the Knicks with the goal of contending for the title this season. Unfortunately, they continue to underperform and even lost to the inexperienced Sixers. According to New York Daily news, Anthony expressed his displeasure after their recent loss to the Sixers.
The Knicks had the chance to win the game. Derrick Rose managed to create an open shot for Kristaps Porzingis. Unfortunately, Porzingis air-balled a three-pointer, resulting for the Sixers to hit the game-winning shot. Anthony was unable to touch the ball and called the loss “unacceptable”.
CARMELO ANTHONY TO CAVS, CLIPPERS?
Anthony’s contract has a no-trade clause. However, recent reports claimed he’s willing to soften his no-trade clause, but for only two teams. Charley Rosen of FanRag Sports revealed that Anthony is willing to be traded to either the Clippers or the Cavaliers.
“He’s four months away from his 33rd birthday, his contract is humongous and has a no-trade clause. It’s understood that he’d only accept being dealt with the Cavaliers or the Clippers,” Rosen wrote.
Anthony is a close friend of LeBron James and Chris Paul and planned on teaming up in the future. Anthony-to-Cleveland trade seems questionable this season since the Cavaliers eye to keep their core intact and only want to upgrade their second unit. Anthony would be a great fit in Los Angeles. However, the Knicks might ask for a package centered on Blake Griffin in return.
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