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Report: NBA GM Says Carmelo Anthony Wants To Join Certain Championship Contender

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It seems New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony has been in trade talks for years now, especially since Phil Jackson took over as president of the Knicks and proceeded to run them into the ground.

Those trade talks have only increased since the offseason began, with Melo being linked to many teams, both East and West.

First, it was the Cavaliers, with many suggesting Anthony was going to get bought out by the Knicks and would sign with Cleveland to join LeBron.

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Then, only a couple of days ago, reports stated that Carmelo would be headed to Houston to join up with Harden and the recently acquired Chris Paul to form a big three for the Rockets.

Now we're back to square one, with an anonymous NBA GM not affiliated with Houston, New York or Cleveland saying that Anthony wants to head to Cleveland if he had his way.

“I think (Cleveland is) where he wants to be most, because it’s a guaranteed trip to the Finals,” the GM said. “Houston and New York aren’t.”

The General Manager also said over text that the Cavaliers should be trying harder to grab Melo before he changes his mind. Despite this, if Carmelo really does want to go to Cleveland, he could refuse to waive his no-trade clause in his contract if New York wants to field offers from other teams.

With that being said, we believe Carmelo Anthony will be headed to Houston, Texas before the start of next season, be that via trade or not.