Carmelo Anthony Trade Talks Reportedly Restarted by Knicks, Rockets

Ross Houston
August 11, 2017

In fact, it's gotten to the point where the Knicks have told Anthony outright that he must expand his wish list and consider trades to locations other than Houston, reports the New York Post.

While there is interest on both sides, striking a deal has been a hard scenario for both NY and Houston - especially if it involves including forward Ryan Anderson and the three-year, $60 million contract he has on the books.

Wojnarowski noted the Rockets and Knicks have not been able to iron out details on a trade, in part, because new Knicks general manager Scott Perry is being "far more particular" about the deal he wants for Anthony than former team president Phil Jackson was. Woj also added that the Rockets will remain patient while the Blazers have an interest in acquiring the 10-time All-Star.

The Rockets already made a big splash this offseason with the acquisition of future Hall of Fame point guard Chris Paul, and could form a "Big Three" by adding Anthony to the lineup with him and MVP candidate James Harden. Anthony and Paul are close friends.

Carmelo Anthony trade rumors have slowed down in recent weeks, but the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets remain engaged in talks to move the star forward.

According to the source, the Knicks are still hopeful Anthony eventually will expand his wish list beyond the Rockets - with the Trail Blazers, Cavaliers, Thunder and Pelicans holding interest.

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