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With a number of reviews circulating that Carmelo Anthony might imminently be on his strategy to the Houston Rockets, phrase comes that James Harden was apparently on a recruiting mission in Paris final month.
Harden attended Paris Trend Week with Anthony in late June, and commenced making an attempt to persuade him to waive his no-commerce clause for Houston, in accordance with the New York Every day Information’ Frank Isola and Stefan Bondy. Quickly after, Anthony notified the Knicks he can be amenable to a commerce to the Rockets – together with the Cleveland Cavaliers – based on the report.
Anthony holds appreciable leverage over the Knicks, because of the no-commerce clause he negotiated with former group president Phil Jackson in 2014. Apparently, Anthony was additionally courted as a free agent by the Rockets that summer time.
Given Houston’s cap constraints, any commerce for Anthony would wish to incorporate a 3rd or fourth group.