Update: Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN reports.
PORTLAND, Ore. – As rumors continue to swirl about where All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony may play this upcoming season, a new report says Anthony is "heavily considering" adding the Blazers to the list of teams he'd be willing to waive his no-trade clause for.
The New York Post says that although the Blazers aren't one of three teams Anthony currently would waive his no-trade clause for, they could still be added.
Anthony’s preferred choice all offseason has been to join All-Star guards Chris Paul and James Harden in Houston. But the New York Knicks and Rockets have been unable to agree to a deal all summer.
Earlier Friday night, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that in addition to the Rockets, Anthony let Knicks management know he'd OK a deal to Cleveland or Oklahoma City.
“Anthony and his representatives honored New York's request and furnished at least two more teams within the past 10 days, league sources told ESPN,” Wojnarowski reported.
With Cleveland, Anthony could play with longtime friend LeBron James, newly-acquired point guard Isaiah Thomas and Lake Oswego alum Kevin Love.
“The Knicks made a preliminary call to the Cavaliers on Monday, but the two sides haven't exchanged trade ideas, league sources told ESPN,” Wojnarowski wrote.
In Oklahoma City, Anthony could team up with another pair of all-stars, Russell Westbrook and Paul George.
Similarly to the New York Post, Wojnarowski said Portland can't be ruled out yet.
"Portland still could emerge as a possible destination for Anthony if New York is unable to find deals with teams on his current list," Wojnarowski reported.
The Blazers, including star guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, have reportedly been active in trying to convince Anthony, a 10-time All-Star, to accept a trade to Portland. Anthony has two years and $54 million left on his deal, but could opt out after next season.
Rumors of Anthony ending up in Rip City were reignited on Thursday when Jason McIntyre of Fox Sports tweeted, “Carmelo Anthony's people are trying a Hail Mary attempt to get him to Houston (Knicks won't do it) ... before he accepts a deal to Portland.”
However, the Knicks on Friday said they expect Anthony to be with the team when training camp begins.
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