There still seems to be one more trade looming in the shadows and that would involve New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.
ESPN reported late Sunday that Anthony would be willing to waive his no-trade clause for a move to the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Houston Rockets, ending the impasse between him and the Knicks front office.
Anthony is going to make $26 million during the 2017-18 season. Houston and Cleveland would have to either send a haul back to New York for him or involve a third team to differ some of the salary.
Houston would be the most attractive destination because of Chris Paul, James Harden and the reported addition of P.J. Tucker. Add Anthony, and you have yourself a contender to challenge the Golden State Warriors. To make matters more interesting, Harden has reportedly been in contact with Anthony.
It will be up to Anthony to really make it work. If he can do that, then it would be easier for the Knicks to trade him away. Both sides will have to work on this.