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NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony May Waive No-Trade Clause If Knicks Want To Move On

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The Carmelo Anthony saga continues. Speculation is running rampant in the Big Apple about Anthony’s future with the New York Knicks, and although he recently told team president Phil Jackson that he didn’t want to waive his no-trade clause, the veteran may be coming around on the idea of playing elsewhere.

Anthony, who has seen much success in New York since being traded there by the Denver Nuggets, doesn’t seem to have a bright future with the Knicks. New York appears to be moving forward with Kristaps Porzingis as the new face of the franchise and Anthony may be a player the team is finally ready to part ways with.

Carmelo recently said he would consider waiving the no-trade clause if the team is set on moving on, via Al Iannazzone of Newsday:

“I think it will be more on the front office,” Anthony told Newsday this week. “I have the power, but still I would talk to them. We would be in communication if they feel like they want to go in a different direction, they want to start rebuilding for the future. If they tell me they want to scrap this whole thing, yeah, I have to consider it.”

At this point, there’s no telling which team may be willing and able to take on Anthony’s contract while inheriting a ball-dominant veteran. Anthony, in the right system, can still be an elite forward in the NBA, but it remains to be seen where he may fit.

The Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics have been mentioned as potential destinations as both teams have championship aspirations and appear one piece or two away from competing with the league’s elite.

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