A majority of the big NBA storylines have played out this offseason, but the future of Carmelo Anthony continues to be up in the air as the Knicks seem content to move on without him, but also aren't willing to simply buy him out and let him walk.
Anthony does have a no-trade clause, which limits New York's options, but Anthony reportedly would be willing to waive it for the right situation.
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One of those situations very well could be Cleveland or Houston, a couple teams that are looking for one more piece to try and make a title run this situation.
A deal could be complicated, however. Neither of those teams would likely be willing to move assets that will be too valuable this season, so the Knicks might need to be content with some combination of role players, expiring contracts and/or future draft picks.
The economics of the deal could be tricky as well, with the team acquiring Anthony needing to take on his approximate $25 million per year deal that runs through 2018-19.
But with the Knicks willing to move him, and teams around the league desperate for any help they can get to take on the Warriors, there's at least a decent chance that Anthony could be on the move.
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The Rockets reportedly are still very much in conversation with New York to land him, and team him up with Chris Paul and James Harden. The Knicks' recent addition of Tim Hardaway Jr., only adds to the speculation that Anthony could be on the move.
Sportsbook BookMaker.eu revealed odds last week for where Anthony will be at the beginning of the 2017-18 season:
New York Knicks -200 (Wager $200 to gain $100)
Houston Rockets +250 (Wager $100 to gain $250)
Cleveland Cavaliers +450
But updated odds from BookMaker were revealed on Tuesday, showing an increased likelihood that Anthony could be on his way to Houston:
New York Knicks -125
Houston Rockets +175
Cleveland Cavaliers +900
The Knicks remain the favorite, but that's a fairly substantial move for the Rockets, while the Cavs aren't in the picture quite as much.