Earlier in the offseason, Anthony named the Cleveland Cavaliers as one of the few teams he is most interested in joining. Not even Cleveland, which is in turmoil, is good enough for Anthony as the Cavaliers are dealing with Kyrie Irving's trade demand.
Instead, Anthony only wants to be traded to the Rockets, a Western Conference contender that boasts Anthony's buddy Chris Paul and MVP runner-up James Harden. The team's front office drama is still yet to be completely eradicated.
Not a bad idea as Melo could be looking at himself as the only star in Cleveland once Kyrie is traded and if LeBron James bolts for the Lakers after the 2017-2018 season.
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has a no-trade clause included in his contract, and he has refused to waive it for any team except the Houston Rockets this summer, even as trade rumors swirled around him.
Though, said deal seems to be dead in the water with Anthony not interested in joining Cleveland and NY not willing to part with Kristaps Porzingis. This stalemate may last well into next month, as the Knicks don't have a reason to rush into making an unfavorable trade.More news: 'Kevin Can Wait': Why CBS Is Killing Off Erinn Hayes' Character
The writing really does seem to be on the wall here.
NY would have to rely on a third or fourth team to get a deal done for Irving in order to get Cleveland a good-enough haul.
In fact, a source told The Post the signing of veteran point guard Ramon Sessions partly was due to him connecting better with Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis than did Derrick Rose, who left for Cleveland via free agency.