Rockets, Knicks re-engage in trade talks for Carmelo Anthony

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The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets have resumed trade discussions that would send 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Earlier this week DeMarcus Cousins tweeted that he would love to play with Carmelo Anthony in New Orleans.

As unusual as it might be, though, the deal is not almost as far along as it was when Phil Jackson was the team president for the Knicks.

Perry is reportedly pickier about the package he would get in return for the 33-year-old forward.

Other teams with an interest in Anthony, according to the Post, include the Cavaliers, Trail Blazers and Thunder.

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The Rockets gave up some valuable role players to acquire Paul, and pulling off a trade for Anthony might further deplete their bench.

Trade talks were paused in mid-July, but Anthony could not be convinced to add more teams to his "wish list", according to ESPN.

League sources told Wojnarowski that Anthony only wants to waive his no-trade clause to the Rockets, adding that that the forward will not add to his list for more potential destinations. So, while trading for Anthony would make the Rockets really exciting to watch and the second-best team in the Wester Conference (at least on paper), doing so probably would decimate their depth to the point where winning a championship isn't a realistic goal.

Meanwhile, the Rockets may be content to let the trade standoff linger into the season, to see if the Knicks eventually lower their asking price.

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