Just as it looked like things were getting interesting for a possible Carmelo Anthony trade, the Knicks put things on hold for the time being.
The New York Knicks looked like they were finally ready to get rolling on a Carmelo Anthony trade, but, just as quickly as things escalated, they got put on hold.
As the Knicks finally found themselves a new general manager in former Sacramento Kings vice president Scott Perry, things reportedly got paused in any possible Anthony trade discussions.
According to a report from ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks have apparently gone back on the idea of getting rid of Anthony, and are looking to “pursue a conversation with the 10-time NBA All-Star about possibly reincorporating him into the organization.”
Anthony had given the Knicks two options as far as landing spots were concerned for a possible trade, telling the team that he’d be interested in heading to the Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers in a deal.
According to Shelburne and Wojnarowski, the Knicks told both the Rockets and Cavaliers that the trade talks need to be stopped for a little bit as they reevaluate their situation with their All-Star.
The decision may be disappointing to Knicks fans, as it just seemed like they may finally rid themselves of Anthony after seemingly years of nonstop trade rumors surrounding the forward. Now, it looks like they’re back to square one, with a new general manager at the helm looking to make amends.
Maybe the team can convince Anthony that he can revitalize his career and the Knicks organization alongside young sensation Kristaps Porzingis, and get the team contending after spending a boatload of money on Tim Hardaway Jr. to pry him away from the Atlanta Hawks.
At the same time, the talks could come back up just as quickly as they escalated, so who knows where Anthony will land once the regular season finally rolls around.