Carmelo Anthony gaurded by Justice Winslow
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With the New York Knicks becoming Kristaps Porzingis' team, many people believe Carmelo Anthony is being fazed out. The future includes Porzingis but Anthony's future with the Knicks is a mystery. The Knicks want to build a team around Porzingis and if Anthony wants to remain a part of the team, he will have to realize that he is not the most important player on the team anymore.
ESPN's Chad Ford recommended trading Anthony to the Heat and include the Sacramento Kings in a three-team trade. The Knicks will ship the struggling Robin Lopez to the Kings and will get back Justice Winslow and Willie Cauley-Stein. Other players would also be included in the trade to match the salaries. The trade sounds good in theory but there is one big problem: Carmelo Anthony has a no-trade clause in his contract.
That means that if the Knicks want to trade him, Carmelo Anthony has to agree on it. And the possibility of that may exist. The Heat look like they are contenders this year and that may attract Anthony. He has yet to win a championship while his draft mates Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have already won a few. That alone might be enough for Melo to want to head to Miami.
This trade doesn't seem likely but anything can happen. Carmelo Anthony is getting older and may miss his chance to win a championship because the Knicks are in rebuilding mode. This Knicks team doesn't have a chance of winning this year but the Heat do. Look out for more rumors about Carmelo to show up in the next few months.