The long-rumored trade sending New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony to the Houston Rockets is reportedly on the two-yard line.
According to Frank Isola and Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News, a deal sending Anthony to the Houston Rockets is “on the two-yard line.”
It hasn’t been easy to get this deal finished. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier Wednesday that the Knicks and Rockets were working on four-team trades.
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Per Bondy and Isola, the Knicks plan is to avoid adding veterans with long-term contracts. That would take Ryan Anderson out of the picture. He’s signed for three more years at roughly $20 million per season.
Anthony wants to play with his buddy Chris Paul and forming a big three with James Harden would make them formidable in the Western Conference. It’s the reunion with former head coach Mike D’Antoni that’s left a lot of people scratching their heads.
However, the Rockets wouldn’t be aggressive about the deal unless both D’Antoni and Melo were open to it. It seems like a good fit for Houston. What about the Knicks?