Carmelo Anthony, Thunder Have Mutual Interest

Carmelo Really Wants To Go To The Rockets

With star players like Paul George and Russell Westbrook, a trade for Carmelo Anthony is not impossible for the Thunder.

The Oklahoma City Thunder and 12-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony reportedly have mutual interest, according to The Ringer's Bill Simmons.

The potential Anthony move to OKC was initially mooted via a tweet from respected National Basketball Association pundit Bill Simmons who now has his own sports and culture website, The Ringer.

This would certainly be a huge deal for the Thunder, as it could potentially put them in contention in the brutally tough Western Conference.

With the New York Knicks looking to trade Carmelo Anthony, the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers have appeared to be the only realistic trade partners.

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Trade rumors have been swirling around Anthony for months.

There is a link between Anthony and the Thunder - Oklahoma City's assistant general manager, Troy Weaver, recruited him to Syracuse. Other than the ability to match up salaries and potentially get Anthony's blessing, the Thunder are far from an ideal trade partner for NY. The Knicks would obviously need some actual return for Melo, and no matter how much Phil Jackson depressed Anthony's trade value, Anderson's albatross of a salary would simply be unpalatable for a team trying to build around Kristaps Porzingis.

"Acquiring an asset like Anthony would require a fair outlay from the Oklahoma City in the form of at least one of its major existing contracts, likely that of either Adams or his "'Stache brother", Enes Kanter.

A new team is reportedly going to give it a try. The only problem is Oklahoma doesn't own their 2018 or 2020 first-rounder, meaning they wouldn't be able to send NY a No.1 pick until 2022.

A trio of Westbrook, George and Anthony would be highly entertaining.

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