So maybe Carmelo Anthony is ready to team up with one of his Banana Boat buds.
That was the word early Monday from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reported that sources told him Anthony is now willing to waive his no-trade clause for a move to the Cavaliers (where he’d finally get to play with King James) or the Rockets (where he’d get to play with Chris Paul but also for Mike D’Antoni).
Woj reported the Knicks probably wouldn’t get much in return for Anthony, who’s, um, steering this boat. New York doesn’t want to take back power forward Ryan Anderson in a trade, Wojnarowski added. There was nothing on who or what the GM-less Cavs may be offering.
Anthony’s main appeal is as a perimeter scorer, one who would probably be less demanding of the ball as a complementary piece of a title contender.
Just last week, Anthony’s estranged wife, La La, said Anthony didn’t want to leave the Knicks because he wanted to be close to his son. What has changed, other than Phil Jackson being forced out of the Garden? Like most of this Melo drama, that’s not clear.