The New York Knicks are hoping to talk Carmelo Anthony into staying with the franchise now that Phil Jackson is gone, but it may be too late. Anthony has been involved in trade rumors that would send him to the Houston Rockets before the beginning of next season. New York is looking to have Anthony speak with new management before making a deal.
Adrian Wojnarowski reports the following about Melo’s mindset.
“As New York Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry pursue a meeting with Carmelo Anthony in the coming days, league sources told ESPN that the 10-time All-Star is counting on the franchise to carry out its previously agreed upon mandate to trade him to the Houston Rockets…
Anthony, 33, has been willing to waive his no-trade clause for Houston and Cleveland, but in recent weeks, he has begun to prioritize a trade to the Rockets to join Chris Paul and James Harden.”