A source familiar with the trade negotiations reportedly told the New York Daily News that a trade that would send Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets "is at the 2-yard line." The Knicks and Rockets are reportedly trying to recruit a fourth team to help facilitate the trade, as the Knicks try to avoid adding veteran players with long-term contracts.
The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks are working on trade scenarios involving four-team deals to potentially send Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
It's no secret the relationship between the Knicks and Anthony soured significantly the past year, in part because of former team president Phil Jackson's attempts to coax Anthony into waiving his no-trade clause. Now, it seems, the Rockets appear motivated to get a deal done to take the 10-time All-Star off New York's hands. Here's more details on the trade talks from ESPN.
Sources: Knicks, Rockets working on Carmelo Anthony trade scenarios that include four-team deals. Sides motivated but no agreement imminent.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 12, 2017