Speaking to reporters at Lillard's basketball camp Wednesday, the Blazers backcourt duo said they believe Anthony is interested in making a move to the Pacific Northwest based on conversations they've had with the 10-time All-Star.
While McCollum said he thinks Anthony is "interested," according to the Oregonian's Joe Freeman, Lillard went so far as to say it's "a real possibility" that Anthony could bolt for Portland, per Rip City Radio's Jay Allen.
ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the Blazers were interested in participating in a multiteam trade centered around Anthony, but only if he landed in Portland since they don't have an "inclination to facilitate an Anthony deal that would land him with a Western Conference rival such as Houston."
Appearing on ESPN's The Jump Monday (h/t KGW's Jared Cowley), Wojnarowski provided an update and said that while players like McCollum and Lillard have been trying to recruit Anthony to the Blazers, the 33-year-old doesn't have a desire to join them yet.
"Portland's players are reaching out to Melo," Wojnarowski said. "Portland would love to get involved in this and become a team that Melo would consider. ... They would like for Carmelo to waive his no-trade and go to Portland, but right now, that's not something Melo's considering."