Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder A Potential Landing Spot?

Posted July 25, 2017

Anthony, who has a no-trade clause with the Knicks and can thus effectively pick his destination, has been linked most strongly with the Houston Rockets in recent weeks.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News is reporting that Carmelo Anthony remains "focused on getting a deal done with Houston". But it is understandable why Anthony would be interested in joining the Thunder.

Troy Weaver, the Thunder's assistant GM, recruited Anthony to Syracuse, and that relationship could help pave the way to Anthony accepting a trade there, according to Simmons.

Weaver was an assistant coach at Syracuse during Anthony's one season at Syracuse in 2003.

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The New York Knicks have put their All-Star forward on the trade block and had worked for weeks on a deal with the Houston Rockets only to see it fall apart at the last second.

In order for a trade to work, the Knicks would probably have to take back Enes Kanter.

Oklahoma City doesn't necessarily have that much to offer the Knicks, which would make a deal unlikely unless a third and fourth team was introduced.

The Thunder already made a huge splash this offseason, acquiring Paul George from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

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"One person close to Anthony doubts he would play in Oklahoma City but that perhaps he'd be willing to at least talk".

But don't look for the Thunder to sacrifice Adams for what would be a major gamble in Anthony. While a trio of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony is unlikely to rattle the mighty Golden State Warriors, it could potentially secure the No. 2 seed out West.

Adams averaged 11.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game last season for the Thunder, up from 8.0 points and 6.7 rebounds the year before.

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