The Knicks have told people around the league recently that Houston simply doesn’t have anything that appeals to them.
The Milwaukee Bucks emerged as a potential third team at one point, per league sources, but there was no traction toward a deal.
One name that came up in those (very) preliminary talks? Bucks forward Jabari Parker, per league sources.
Maybe, after two ACL injuries, Parker’s value has fallen enough that he could be included in an Anthony trade. But Parker is just entering the fourth year of his rookie-scale contract, and he’s in line to become a restricted free agent next summer. Milwaukee can be patient with him.
Anthony will likely begin the season with the Knicks, and it seems he’s preparing himself accordingly.