The Carmelo Anthony saga in New York is still far from over. Depending on what day it is, you’re liable to hear that the Knicks and Rockets are close to finalizing a deal to send him to Houston or, alternately, that his incumbent franchise is going to try and repair relations and re-integrate him into the team going forward.
Yesterday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN added a new wrinkle to the story with news that the Portland Trail Blazers apparently tried to sneak in under the radar and steal Melo for themselves. The problem is that Anthony’s no-trade clause means he has to sign off on a deal, and, as of now, it doesn’t look like Portland is among his preferred destinations.
Here’s the transcript of Woj’s comments from Monday’s episode of The Jump, via KGW.com: