ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Friday that Anthony had added the Cleveland Cavaliers to the list of teams he would approve a trade to after the New York Knicks "insisted that they were unable to make a deal with the Houston Rockets."
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Anthony's preferred destination all along has reportedly been the Rockets, and the New York Daily News' Frank Isola reported Wednesday that his camp was "cautiously optimistic that a deal will be struck before Monday."
However, Wojnarowski cited sources who said the Rockets and Knicks have "found no pathways to a deal."
As far as the Thunder are concerned, it's not the first time they've been connected to Anthony. On July 24, The Ringer's Bill Simmons reported Anthony and the Thunder were "circling each other" as rumors started to swirl about his future.
When it comes to the Knicks' negotiations with the Cavaliers, Wojnarowski reported the sides spoke Monday but "haven't exchanged trade ideas" since the defending Eastern Conference champions could be wary of adding Anthony's deal (two years, $54.1 million; $27.9 million player option for 2018-19) to their cap sheet with uncertainty abounding regarding LeBron James' future in Northeast Ohio.