Rumors are surfacing around the league that Carmelo Anthony, whom the Knicks basically traded their whole roster for at the 2010 trade deadline is frustrated with how this season is playing out. There was optimism in the Knicks’ locker room and organization of being playoff contenders this season after acquiring one time MVP Derrick Rose and All Star center Joakim Noah from the Chicago Bulls, but the Knicks and their newly acquired players have been an utter disappointment.
RealGM reported yesterday that ‘Melo will be willing to lift his no-trade clause for three teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and possibly the Los Angeles Lakers.
Carmelo Anthony has a no-trade clause in his contract, which limits the New York Knicks’ options.
Anthony re-signed with the Knicks on a five-year, $124 million deal in 2014 with a full no-trade clause. While Anthony has a no-trade clause and has said he’d like to remain with the New York Knicks, he could approve a trade to either the Cleveland Cavaliers or Los Angeles Clippers.
“It’s understood that he’d only accept being dealt to the Cavaliers or the Clippers,” wrote Charley Rosen, who is perhaps the media member with the closest relationship with Phil Jackson.
Anthony has an early termination option after the 17-18 season.
Anthony has a PER of 19.4 this season, down from his career highs of 24.8 in 12-13 and 24.2 in 13-14.