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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.

Information broke that Chris Paul had been traded to the Rockets from the Los Angeles Clippers on June 28, days after Trend Week ended. Paul and Anthony are shut buddies.

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.