HoopsHype Carmelo Anthony + Trade rumors

July 1, 2014 Updates
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June 26, 2014 Updates

Center Tyson Chandler is "thrilled" to be back on the Dallas Mavericks, and he intends to assist the team's attempt to recruit his former New York Knicks teammate Carmelo Anthony in free agency. "Absolutely, I'm going to do whatever I can to help the team and the organization," Chandler said on a conference call with Dallas reporters a day after he was the centerpiece of a six-player trade. "At the end of the day, free agency is kind of an individual thing. And I know that I was once there and it comes down your family and what's best for you career-wise. ESPN.com

June 25, 2014 Updates

In a radio appearance, Chris Broussard reported that the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks could agree upon a sign-and-trade of Carmelo Anthony for James Harden. The Rockets could then sign LeBron James with anticipated cap space created by trading away Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in order to form a Big 3 with Anthony and Dwight Howard. RealGM

Specifically, two teams known to be in the mix for Anthony’s services this summer, Chicago and Houston, are also considering the possibility of separately pursuing Love. Anthony is expected to make a decision on his free agent destination relatively quickly. That means that, by the end of the first week of July, either the Bulls or Rockets could be left empty-handed — or both, should Anthony return to New York. Sporting News

June 24, 2014 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers have strong interest in pursuing LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony if they can clear the requisite salary cap space to make a maximum-level offer to the superstars, who have both elected to become free agents starting July 1. One player they have no interest in moving, however, is forward Blake Griffin. While the Clippers would need to move significant players and money to make a run at either James or Anthony, sources told ESPN that Clippers president and coach Doc Rivers has told Griffin on numerous occasions that he considers him "untouchable" in any trade. ESPN.com

Sources say the Rockets, meanwhile, have begun working on trade exits for center Omer Asik and point guard Jeremy Lin to clear enough space under the salary cap to make a representative offer to Anthony. The Rockets have been confident for some time, sources say, that they can not only move both players if necessary in deals that create the requisite flexibility but also rival the Bulls' sales pitch. ESPN.com

June 23, 2014 Updates
June 22, 2014 Updates

Saturday’s news that the Bulls have engaged the Magic in trade talks for veteran swingman Arron Afflalo did little to change their goal of aggressively trying to overhaul the roster. League sources said targeting Afflalo, who averaged a career-high 18.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting last season, serves two purposes. It signals to primary target Carmelo Anthony the win-now mentality the Bulls must have with Joakim Noah turning 30 next February and Derrick Rose coming off back-to-back knee surgeries. Chicago Tribune

However, league sources continue to indicate that despite Boozer’s expiring $16.8 million deal dovetailing with the Knicks’ plan for massive salary-cap space in 2015, the Knicks have no interest in acquiring Boozer as of now. Chicago Tribune

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