Carmelo Anthony trade rumors: Syracuse connection adds OKC to mix

Anthony, a 10-time All Star and three-time Olympic gold-medallist, has been at odds with his dysfunctional franchise for some time now, and is said to be willing to waive his "no trade" clause in order to find a more favourable situation.

If the trade takes place and Anthony goes to the Thunder, the Knicks will need something equally good in return.

We have a new team trying to get involved in the Carmelo Anthony chase.

As HBO's Bill Simmons reported, the Thunder and Anthony are "officially circling each other".

It was also mentioned that if Anthony will be traded to the Cavs, he will be offered a two-year contract and play alongside Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith.

Anthony has been linked with a trade away from the New York Knicks for a while, but rumors have generally centered around the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets as Anthony's preferred destinations.

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But an Anthony move to the Thunder, his relationship with Weaver apart, appears to have much less of a foundation.

Could Thunder form Big 3 of Anthony, Westbrook, George? Meanwhile, to make salaries match (a significant challenge without Victor Oladipo, who was traded in the deal for Paul George), the Knicks would likely have to take on Enes Kanter and either Alex Abrines or Kyle Singler.

There were reports that the Rockets still remained a top contender, but this week new rumors put the Oklahoma City among the teams in pursuit of Carmelo Anthony.

The Oklahoma City Thunder is one team that is full of surprises. Anthony, Westbrook and George can all become free agents next summer.

Whether it works or not, one thing is clear: Carmelo Anthony is willing to do anything to leave the Knicks.

But don't look for the Thunder to sacrifice Adams for what would be a major gamble in Anthony.

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