According to Ian Begley of ESPN, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony’s top destination in a trade is still the Houston Rockets.
According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, Anthony’s “top destination in any trade remains the Houston Rockets.” The previous reports of a Melo-for-Kevin Love swap that spread like wildfire during the season seem like a lifetime ago.
A lot’s changed since then. Love isn’t on the trade block anymore. Irving put himself there.
Now, Anthony, is 100 percent focused on Houston. The ten-time All-Star seems like a better fit for the Cavs with a certain path to the NBA Finals, but the uncertain futures of Irving and LeBron James make them less appealing.
In 74 games in the 2016-17 season, Anthony averaged 34.3 minutes, 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks on a slash line of .433/.359/.833.