Carmelo Anthony still wants out of New York — Knicks Trade Rumors

Ruben Hill
July 17, 2017

Today is dubbed Chris Paul day in Houston with the Houston Astros starting the second half as well.

"I know where I want to retire ultimately and I know where I want to win a championship", Harden said Saturday.

"Just having fun", Mychal said of Klay. "He's going to help me".

Perry has history with Anthony and strong relationships with some in Melo's inner-circle, and it makes sense for Perry to spend time this week surveying the depths of the damage and distrust left in Jackson's wake.

More so, talks could have subsided after Olshey let the Knicks front office know that Portland wants Anthony.

With New York temporarily reneging on its interest in trading Anthony, however, the future has become all the more unpredictable.

Houston coach Mike D'Antoni looked absolutely giddy, smiling broadly almost the entire time he sat next to Paul as the nine-time All-Star discussed joining the team. That's why I continue to applaud him. If he does, it's going to be a fun year in Houston. He brings a special type of competitiveness. "I'm excited to be a part of it".

Carmelo Anthony still expects the Knicks to trade him to the Rockets, but New York's new brain trust - president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry - is finding that Phil Jackson's prolonged negativity about the 10-time All-Star has lessened his value, ESPN.com reported, citing unidentified league sources. The drama leading up to the intricacies of a complicated maneuver to get Carmelo Anthony out of Gotham City has been dominating the headlines, mostly in the Houston Rockets' favor. My gut tells me that Paul accepts this role, makes tremendous impacts as a secondary initiator, and counters the Spurs-like pick and roll coverages when asked to. For a crew of 20 and $157 a pop, James could theoretically have meats, sausage, and sides catered every day for the next 1,452,229 days, or about the next 3,978 years.

Later, he was specifically asked how he thinks the pairing will work out. Doesn't mean it's going to happen.

But for Paul, it's sink or swim.

And then he finally put aside the jokes and got down to the meat of his conversations with Harden.

This being New York, word quickly leaked that Anthony was being pulled off the block. Teams that stunt wing defenders at the driving Harden get punished with threes, even if taken from the parking lot.

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