Published: Thu, August 03, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Ryan Anderson up Carmelo Anthony - Rockets trade

Ryan Anderson up Carmelo Anthony - Rockets trade

But the 7-foot-3 Latvian weighed in on Anthony, who is seeking a trade to the Rockets while the Knicks hope to deal him elsewhere if he waives his no-trade clause.

One of his preferred landing spots reportedly has been the Rockets, but Anthony remained tight-lipped when asked if he has been in negotiations with the team.

NY is clearly hoping to convince Anthony to expand his list of acceptable destinations, and players such as the Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum have openly tried to recruit him.

As he spoke to reporters on Wednesday, Anthony said he felt "at peace" these days as the memories and controversies of another bad season faded away. He no longer wants to play with LeBron James and Cleveland, which appears to be one of the few franchises that can rival NY in terms of dysfunction.

Anthony is hosting The Basketball Tournament, a March Madness-type event, in his hometown of Baltimore and received an honorary medal from the mayor.

READ: Are The Portland Trail Blazers A Legitimate Option For Carmelo Anthony? However, he seemed to have backtracked on that interest as the Cavs deals with the issues of trading Kyrie Irving. As Knicks became public about their plans to trade him, Anthony said he kind of lost his peace a little bit after that.

Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks' first-round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, has become a superstar during his first two seasons in NY, and has learned a lot from Anthony during their brief time together. "I had to come to peace with myself, come to peace with kind of the situation I'm in and kind of try to find happiness again".

"I've been good, " Anthony said.

While there's still plenty of time for a deal to get done before training camp starts, Irving's route to NY won't be easy. "I've been watching so many of his videos, trash talking, how mentally strong he is". You haven't heard comments from me.

As for the departure of team president Phil Jackson, whom Anthony famously feuded with, the 10-time All-Star said only, "I thought it was a business decision. Nothing else really matters".

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