According to a tweet sent out by the infamous Bill Simmons, Carmelo Anthony and Oklahoma City are “circling each other.”
The reasoning behind this is Troy Weaver, the Vice President and Assistant General Manager actually recruited Anthony to Syracuse.
Have a scoop – OKC and Carmelo are officially circling each other. OKC's Troy Weaver recruited Melo to Cuse + has known him since DMV days.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) July 24, 2017
The next question is who do the Thunder trade away? Contracts like Kanter come to mind as one the team needs to ship off. However, according to Kurt Helin, the Knicks don’t want Kanter or his huge contract. ]
Problem with Carmelo to OKC rumors: going to need a third team because Knicks won't want Kanter. Same challenge as Rockets/Anderson.
— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) July 24, 2017
Bringing Anthony in to OKC would be huge, as he is still a great player, but it’s definitely a tough situation. But it may not even be one at all, because according to Tarek Fattal from L.A., Anthony will be a Rocket soon enough.
Very solid source close to HOU tells me that Carmelo Anthony is likely to be a Rocket by early this coming week. Stay tuned..
— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) July 23, 2017
The Thunder would almost certainly have to give up a good amount to get Carmelo to The City, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. We will continue to follow this and any updates on Carmelo, as we are all now on this train together.