Steven Adams' OKC Thunder linked with disgruntled Knicks star Carmelo Anthony

Steven Adams' OKC Thunder linked with disgruntled Knicks star Carmelo Anthony

The New York Knicks star recently waived his no-trade clause to accept a trade to either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Houston Rockets, and he reportedly could be the newest member of "Clutch City" very soon, according to Tarek Fattal of the Los Angeles Daily News. Now that things have changed with National Basketball Association free agency, trade rumors [VIDEO] are swirling around Anthony as the #Oklahoma City Thunder are reported to acquire him.

To trade away a developing Adams at this point for a 33-year-old All Star hunting one last shot at a title makes no sense. The Thunder have already been active this offseason, landing All-Star forward Paul George to go along with MVP Russell Westbrook, and Anthony would add another potent scoring option. The Thunder don't have much to offer in exchange for Anthony.

After rumors of being on the 2-yard line in regards to sending Melo to Houston, the Knicks pulled out of trade talks in hopes of convincing Melo to stay. James can become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Isola described the report of Thunder interest in Anthony as "legitimate" but was lukewarm on it leading anywhere.

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Weaver serves as Vice President & Assistant General Manager for the Thunder. Meanwhile, to make salaries match (a significant challenge without Victor Oladipo, who was traded in the deal for Paul George), the Knicks would likely have to take on Enes Kanter and either Alex Abrines or Kyle Singler.

But don't look for the Thunder to sacrifice Adams for what would be a major gamble in Anthony.

The Thunder last season rewarded Adams with a four-year US$100 million contract extension, confirming they see him as a crucial pillar of their future.

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