After the Houston Rockets traded for point guard Chris Paul, the already stirring rumors regarding Carmelo Anthony took over the Internet. In an interview with the Undefeated, the new Houston Rocket himself took part.
Marc J. Spears , Senior NBA Writer for ESPN’s the Undefeated, published an interview with Chris Paul on Tuesday afternoon regarding his exit from Los Angeles, his NBA home for the last six seasons.
In the interview, Spears brought up the latest trade rumors surrounding Anthony, a trade to the Houston Rockets:
Spears: What can you say about Melo possibly being a teammate if the New York Knicks trade him to Houston or make him a free agent by buying him out?
Paul: Man, sit back and wait.
For Chris and Carmelo however, that dream is closer to reality, and that reality could be next season.
The New York Knicks have made public their readiness to part with longtime franchise player Carmelo Anthony. With a no-trade-clause featured in his contract, it’s his decision to make on where he ends up.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was first with reporting Anthony’s willingness to waive his no-trade-clause for the Rockets earlier this month.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2017
The Houston Rockets are making moves, clearing salary, and have even engaged in talks with the Portland Trailblazers in preparation of a three-team trade.
With Paul himself taking in on the rumors, it’s hard to think substantial trade talks aren’t taking place.