Report: Knicks have contacted Celtics, Clippers, Cavs about Carmelo Anthony trade
The Knicks are reportedly determined to trade Carmelo Anthony, and have inquired with the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers in addition to the Cleveland Cavaliers about their interest in being trade partners with New York, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports that the Knicks have informed the Clippers they would accept a return that did not include one of LA’s “big three.”
Reports from ESPN on Wednesday indicated the Knicks had asked the Cavs about trading Anthony for Kevin Love, but Cleveland was uninterested in the deal.
Anthony would need to waive his no-trade clause in order to leave New York, a prospect that has seemed more likely recently with Anthony's relationship with the Knicks' front office becoming rocky.
After a confidante of team president Phil Jackson published a piece online arguing it was time for the Knicks to move on from Anthony, Anthony became agitated, and met last week with Jackson to discuss his concerns. The meeting was reportedly productive, but Wojnarowski's sources told him on Thursday that Jackson is determined to find a way to trade Anthony before the Feb. 23 trade deadline.
Wojnarowski reports the Clippers are also a team Anthony would consider joining.