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Carmelo Anthony Reportedly on Brink of Accepting Trade to Portland

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NBA: New York Knicks at Portland Trail Blazers Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Jason McIntyre of Fox Sports reports that Carmelo Anthony’s camp is urgently trying to get a deal done between the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets before Anthony accepts a trade to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Knicks star can choose to waive his No-Trade Clause if an acceptable deal is struck.

If substantive, McIntyre’s report suggests that the Trail Blazers and Knicks have a trade in place that could go through unless the Rockets and Knicks come to an agreement soon. Anthony has long preferred Houston as a destination and has an ETO (Early Termination Option) in his contract after the 2017-18 NBA season.

Parameters of the alleged trade proposal have not been disclosed. Trail Blazers stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum actively recruited Anthony throughout the summer.