Knicks: Blazers Guards Still Recruiting Carmelo Anthony (Report)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 01: C.J. McCollum #3 of the Portland Trail Blazers and Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks embrace after the two collided in the second half at Madison Square Garden on March 1, 2016 in New York City.The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the New York Knicks 104-85. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Trail Blazers dynamic duo hasn’t given up in their pursuit of Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony only has eyes for the Houston Rockets but don’t tell that to Damian Lillard or C.J. McCollum. The Portland Trail Blazers backcourt haven’t given up hope of playing with the ten-time All-Star.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Lillard and McCollum “have done a good job” recruiting Anthony. Woj elaborates, “They’ve been on him.”

This comes just a day after a report that Houston and New York have resumed trade talks regarding Anthony. Despite this, the two major obstacles remain in completing this trade.

Houston needs someone to take on Ryan Anderson‘s crazy contract (three years, ($60 million) and New York wants Anthony to expand his list of teams. That’s where Portland comes in.

Trying to convince Anthony to accept a trade anywhere but Houston seems impossible at this point. Portland is probably entering the Melo sweepstakes too late in the game.

Convincing Anthony to uproot his life to a market that isn’t big is a tall enough task, but to do it at the 11th hour will be nearly impossible.

 

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