Report: Rockets, Knicks re-engage in trade talks for Melo
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Trade talks between the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks over Carmelo Anthony have a pulse once again.

The two teams have reignited discussions concerning a potential trade involving the All-Star forward, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Those talks include trying to bring in a third team to help construct the deal, Wojnarowski reports.

The Rockets continue to be the only team Anthony will waive the no-trade clause in his contract for, thus making the Knicks' job of moving him that much more difficult.

As was the case before, a straight-up trade between Houston and New York for the 33-year-old doesn't seem to be in the cards, as the Knicks don't want to take on sharpshooting big man Ryan Anderson and the $60 million he's owed over the next three seasons.

The possibility remains that Anthony stays in The Big Apple heading into the 2017-18 campaign, even though he has reportedly informed management that he doesn't want to return. Nonetheless, the Knicks are open to the idea of their leading scorer participating in training camp, and holding out on moving him until the season gets underway.

Houston wants to get a deal done as soon as possible, preferring to give Anthony ample time to familiarize himself with the team's star-studded backcourt of Chris Paul and James Harden.

The Cleveland Cavaliers were once on the table as a trade partner, but Anthony's desire to join them waned once Kyrie Irving asked to be moved.

Anthony has been with New York since 2011 following a trade from the Denver Nuggets. He averaged 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 74 appearances last season for the 31-51 Knicks.

Report: Rockets, Knicks re-engage in trade talks for Melo
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