The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets remain "not close" on a potential deal involving Carmelo Anthony, and the Knicks have told people around the league that the Rockets don't have assets that appeal to them, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.
Anthony has said during the offseason he wanted to be traded and the only team he would waive his no-trade clause would be to Houston so he could join James Harden and Chris Paul, however no progress has been made since the two teams re-engaged in trade talks last month.
Several Knicks teammates, including Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr., have said they want Anthony to remain a Knick for the 2017-18 season, and Anthony has been recorded practicing with his teammates, including rookie Frank Ntilikina, over the summer.
However, Knicks president Steve Mills omitted Anthony's name when he discussed the franchise's vision toward the future last month, and the veteran forward was also left out of the team's season-ticket plan.
Anthony, who averaged 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 74 games last season, said earlier in August he had "great dialogue" with new Knicks GM Scott Perry and said this offseason has been an "emotional rollercoaster" for him.