Report: Carmelo Anthony dismayed over trade developments

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Remember when Carmelo Anthony was confident he’d be traded to the Rockets?

It’s almost as if he forgot he played for one of the NBA’s most dysfunctional franchises.

The Knicks have paused trade talks with Houston, reportedly because they hope Anthony – who possesses a no-trade clause – will accept a trade to a team he wants to join less than the Rockets. Maybe finalizing terms to hire Scott Perry will get the ball rolling, but for now, Anthony is left in limbo.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News:

Anthony is concerned about his public image and doesn’t want a messy divorce from the Knicks. He is said to be dismayed over the events of the past 24 hours.

Anthony has already put up with so much from the Knicks. Ousting Phil Jackson obviously didn’t end Anthony’s troubles.

But, remember, Anthony chose to sign with the Knicks in 2014 knowing full well what he was he was getting into. He can block a trade, maybe even demand one (and take the subsequent fine). But he can’t force one. He chose the money and all that comes with it.