CJ McCollum Posts Image of Carmelo Anthony in Blazers Jersey Amid Trade Rumors

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistJuly 16, 2017

CJ McCollum apparently wants Carmelo Anthony on the Portland Trail Blazers.

On Sunday, the Portland shooting guard posted a Photoshopped image of Melo rocking a Trail Blazers jersey.

Earlier in the day, ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Rip City was only interested in acquiring Melo and did not want to help him move to the Houston Rockets or elsewhere by taking part in a three-way trade.

Here's Woj:

"Portland believes the addition of a player such as Anthony would furnish it with talent and depth comparable to those of the top Western Conference contenders, except for the Golden State Warriors, league sources said. Because of that, the Blazers have little, if any, inclination to facilitate an Anthony deal that would land him with a Western Conference rival such as Houston, league sources said."

Per Wojnarowski, Anthony is willing to waive his no-trade clause if the Knicks can land him in Houston or alongside LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The 10-time All-Star is expecting to be traded to Houston to play with James Harden and Chris Paul, according to Wojnarowski.