Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Knicks Star Would Accept Move to Cavaliers

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistSeptember 23, 2017

Mar 29, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) warms up before a game against the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Carmelo Anthony's offseason saga has taken a new turn Friday, with the 10-time All-Star reportedly willing to accept a deal to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  

Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Anthony has added the Cavaliers to the list of teams he would waive his no-trade clause for. 

ESPN's Ian Begley reported Anthony also added the Oklahoma City Thunder to his list of acceptable trade destinations.

Marc Berman of the New York Post reported Anthony is also considering adding the Portland Trail Blazers to the list.

Anthony has run hot and cold on whether he would accept a deal to the Cavaliers. At the beginning of the offseason, Wojnarowski reported the New York Knicks star would only agree to a trade if it involved the Cavs or Houston Rockets

After Kyrie Irving demanded to be dealt from the Cavs in July, Berman reported Anthony's list of teams was down to the Rockets. 

On Friday, Wojnarowski reported the Knicks "insisted" to Anthony they couldn't make a deal happen with the Rockets. This prompted him to expand his list of acceptable trade partners to include the Cavs and at least one more, unnamed team. 

Anthony has spent the past six full seasons with the Knicks. He's signed for one more guaranteed year with a player option for the 2018-19 season. 

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The Knicks will open training camp Tuesday and start the regular season against the Thunder on Oct. 19. 


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