NBA Rumors: Could Carmelo, OKC Have Mutual Interest?

NBA rumors: Could Carmelo, OKC Have Mutual Interest?
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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is still on the trading block and with rumors linking him to the Cleveland Cavaliers and possibly the Houston Rockets, a new suitor has emerged.

According to The Ringer's Bill Simmons, the Oklahoma City Thunder could be interested in the nine-time All-Star.

Anthony would need to waive his no-trade clause to be traded anywhere and any team dealing for Anthony would have to fit his salary under their salary cap.

Anthony is due $26.2 million next season and can become an unrestricted free agent in 2018 should he opt out of the final year of his deal.

The Thunder have already made a splash this offseason acquiring forward Paul George from the Indiana Pacers for guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis.

Other NBA rumors

• Cavaliers forward LeBron James won't waive his no-trade clause this season. James can become an unrestricted free agent next summer. (Chris Haynes, ESPN.com)

• Derrick Rose is talking with the Cavs about possibly joining the team on a one-year deal. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN.com)