NBA rumors: Could Carmelo, OKC Have Mutual Interest?
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.
Have a scoop - OKC and Carmelo are officially circling each other. OKC's Troy Weaver recruited Melo to Cuse + has known him since DMV days.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) July 24, 2017
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)