Carmelo Anthony is willing to waive his no-trade clause for either the Rockets or Cavaliers, according to ESPN.
Anthony would prefer to team up with buddy LeBron James in Cleveland, but Houston has emerged as a new possibility after acquiring Chris Paul from the Clippers last week, ESPN reports.
The Knicks and Houston have had discussions, according to ESPN, but they have not gained much traction because the Knicks are reluctant to pick up the contract of Rockets forward Ryan Anderson, who is owed $ 61.3 million over the next three years.
Anthony previously tried to engage the Knicks in buyout talks while Phil Jackson was the team president, but Jackson was not open to that.
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In an interview with MSG Network before his firing, Jackson reiterated the team would like for Anthony to waive his no-trade clause, but the 10-time All-Star’s preference was to stay in New York to be closer with his son.
Anthony is owed $ 54 million over the next two seasons and he would receive an additional $ 8 million should the Knicks trade him.
If dealt to the Rockets, Anthony would be reunited with former Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni.