Thunder linked to Carmelo Anthony in possible trade

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A move to Oklahoma City, however, would allow Anthony to form a "Big Three" with reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and the recently acquired Paul George.

Bill Simmons of The Ringer tweeted on Monday that Anthony's relationship with former Syracuse basketball assistant coach Troy Weaver could be a factor in his next NBA stop.

This would certainly be a huge deal for the Thunder, as it could potentially put them in contention in the brutally tough Western Conference.

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is still on the trading block and with rumors linking him to the Cleveland Cavaliers and possibly the Houston Rockets, a new suitor has emerged. Several reports indicate that Anthony has his sights set on joining Chris Paul and James Harden in a Houston Rockets uniform.

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Before talks go any further, the Knicks would need to make sure that Anthony is willing to waive his no trade clause. Other than the ability to match up salaries and potentially get Anthony's blessing, the Thunder are far from an ideal trade partner for NY.

In order for a trade to work, the Knicks would probably have to take back Enes Kanter. But the Knicks have made it clear that they aren't going to accept a deal in which they simply give Anthony away.

The NBA trade rumors are working overtime this week, with the Oklahoma City Thunder emerging seemingly out of nowhere as a major contender for Carmelo Anthony's services. If Westbrook decides to bypass signing a supermax extension before the start of the season, he, George and Anthony will all be free agents in the summer of 2018.

We have a new team trying to get involved in the Carmelo Anthony chase.

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