NBA Trade Rumors: Carmelo Anthony, Thunder ‘Circling Each Other’
Nba Trade Rumors: Carmelo Anthony, Thunder ‘circling Each Other’
Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA offseason has been anything but dull this year. There have been blockbuster trades left and right along with star players changing teams in free agency. Although there’s been tons of movement this summer, the New York Knicks have yet to resolve their situation with superstar Carmelo Anthony.

At this point, Anthony will almost certainly be playing for another team at the start of next season. The veteran forward has reportedly been willing to waive his no-trade clause to land with the Houston Rockets, but a deal has yet to come to fruition.

While the Rockets remain the favorites to acquire Anthony, another trade suitor has emerged in the form of the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Bill Simmons:

The Thunder already made one of the most surprising moves of the offseason by trading for Paul George. No one saw that deal coming with the consensus being that George would land with the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers or the Los Angeles Lakers.

Oklahoma City has already drastically improved their chances of being a real threat in the Western Conference with George now playing alongside reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook. However, the potential addition of Anthony could put them in the same conversation as the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs in terms of being in the running to contend with the Golden State Warriors.

If Anthony does end up in Oklahoma City, the Lakers could stand to lose the most by the blockbuster move. George will seriously consider signing with Los Angeles next summer, but has admitted that he won’t leave a winning situation if Oklahoma City proves to be a legitimate contender.

Anthony joining forces with Westbrook and George could prove to be what’s needed to contend with the likes of the defending NBA champions. However, superstars playing alongside one another, especially ones thrown together after years playing elsewhere, is never a guarantee for success.

You May Also Like

Mike Brown Talks Dwight Howard’s Impact on the Lakers

As arguably the one of the persons with the most pressure to…

Lakers News: Carmelo Anthony Stresses Importance Of Winning Next Game

The Los Angeles Lakers looked like they had a bit of rhythm going to potentially fix their ongoing issues…

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Wins Second Straight Player of the Week Award

After winning the Western Conference player of the week award last week,…

Kobe Bryant Reacts to Mike Brown Firing via Facebook

During his 16 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant been…