Carmelo Anthony

The last asset on this list is probably the most obvious one if New York decides to blow up the roster. The problem is that one person in the equation holds all of the power. This individual is Carmelo Anthony. The former scoring champion has a no-trade clause in his contract. In his 14th season, he is not going to waive it just to go to any old team.

Anthony is averaging 22.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 33.4 minutes per game this season. His 42.5 field goal percentage is the lowest in his career. The good news is that his 35.0 three-point percentage is the highest it has been in the last three seasons. The nine-time all-star is still one of the most dangerous scorers in the game.

The New York Knicks are 18-22. They have lost eight of their last ten games. Anthony will have a difficult decision if their slide continues. If it does, then it would be in the best interest for all parties to move on. The Knicks can do a proper rebuild. Anthony can go after the elusive ring. The Boston Celtics or Los Angeles Clippers acquire what may be the missing piece.

Best Case: The Brooklyn Nets first-round draft pick from Boston and Jae Crowder

Worst Case: Los Angeles Clippers first-round draft pick