According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Carmelo Anthony is edging closer to departing New York, with Cleveland and Houston the nominated destinations.
A move to either squad would see him united with at least one of his Banana Boat buddies, with Chris Paul now a member of the Houston Rockets and of course LeBron James in Cleveland.
Woj notes that the Knicks aren’t interested in taking a significant contract in return, in particular the $61 million owed to Houston’s Ryan Anderson over the next three seasons.
Anthony still holds all the leverage in this situation, forcing the Knicks to find a deal that works for everybody.
At 33 years-old, Melo can still put the ball in the hoop better than most people alive, averaging 22.4 points per game last season. Turning him into an off-ball spot up threat on either squad would add real firepower to both teams looking for playoff success.