New York Knicks Remain Devoted to Carmelo-Rockets Trade (Report) 1
Jan 2, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) looks on before taking on the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Despite recent rumors, the New York Knicks are still working on trading Carmelo Anthony.

As reported by Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Knicks will resume trade talks for Carmelo Anthony.

After hiring Scott Perry as general manager, New York paused all trade talks surrounding the ten time All Star.

Anthony, the face of the franchise, remained hopeful New York would keep their promise to trade him.

Isola adds that the reports floating around about New York not wanting to trade Anthony may have been false. It’s likely that President of Operations Steve Mills didn’t want to make a blockbuster move before hiring Perry as GM.

It’s going to be a rough break-up, assuredly. He’ll want to have someone else on board to assist.

Jan 7, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) dribbles the ball in the first half of the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 123-109.Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

One bump in the road, however, has been the Portland Trailblazers, who originally were brought in to help facilitate the potential multi-team trade. But as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Trailblazers are now only interested in trading for Anthony rather than assisting a Western Conference rival in obtaining the All-Star forward.

Though New York would love to engage in one-on-one trade talks with the Trailblazers, Anthony has only waived his no trade clause for Cleveland and Houston.

With New York not willing to take on the monster contract of Ryan Anderson, a third team will have to be involved in order for talks with the Rockets to advance.

It’s growing more complicated by the day, but the Knicks giving up hopes of keeping their franchise player is a step in the right direction.

With both teams committed to landing a deal, it’s hard to think Anthony will still be in a Knicks uniform come October.

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