Carmelo Anthony would reportedly waive $8 million trade kicker for Rockets

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According to columnist and podcaster Bill Simmons of The Ringer, the Thunder and Anthony are officially "circling" each other.

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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. Troy Weaver, the Thunder's current vice president and general manager, and Anthony go way back.

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Anthony, 33, has been involved in trade talks as he looks to be traded to a contender.

Oklahoma City doesn't necessarily have that much to offer the Knicks, which would make a deal unlikely unless a third and fourth team was introduced. They have to clear salary cap space if they want to have room for Anthony, and the Knicks are not interested in taking on a bunch of money.

Tarek Fattal is reporting that Anthony is "likely" to be traded to the Rockets as early as this week. If they were, the Knicks would have already shipped Anthony off to Houston in a three or four-team trade.

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If Anthony lands in Oklahoma City, it could form another NBA "super team" with 'Melo playing alongside 2017 NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and Paul George, who was acquired by the Thunder via a trade last month.

If the Thunder do somehow find a way to acquire Anthony, it would even further establish themselves as a threat to become the best team in the Western Conference behind the Golden State Warriors.

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