4 trade ideas to send Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets or Cavaliers

There are three teams that Carmelo Anthony could play for next season: the New York Knicks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Houston Rockets.

Anthony owns a no-trade clause, so he can decide that. Other than the Knicks, those are the only two teams Anthony would waive it for, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Both teams would prefer for New York to buy out Anthony so they can sign him outright, but so far, the Knicks don’t like that solution. It’s understandable — why cut him, creating dead salary for two seasons, when you could trade it all away and potentially get back some future assets.

So far, Anthony isn’t holding out or exerting a bad influence behind the scenes. By all accounts, he does really enjoy being in New York for non-basketball reasons — his estranged wife, LaLa, and son live there, and Anthony remains an active part of his son’s life. Still, the Knicks are wandering aimlessly while the Cavaliers and Rockets offer Anthony an opportunity to play for a contender while meeting up with one of his old Banana Boat friends, either LeBron James or Chris Paul.

It will probably take a trade, then. Let’s ignore, for now, whether the Rockets or Cavaliers should be trying to trade

Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/7/3/15916054/carmelo-anthony-trade-rumors-rockets-cavaliers-knicks-ideas

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