Knicks F Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder are 'circling each other' regarding a potential trade, reports Bill Simmons of The Ringer.
Simmons notes that Thunder assistant GM Troy Weaver recruited Anthony to Syracuse.
Anthony, who is willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Cavaliers or Rockets, is reportedly uninterested in returning to the Knicks, who briefly paused trade talks after hiring new GM Scott Perry and had hoped to speak to Anthony about remaining in New York.
The Knicks were engaged in talks with the Cavaliers over the weekend about a potential trade that would send Anthony to the Cavaliers as part of a deal for Kyrie Irving.
It's unclear what the Thunder would offer in a potential deal for Anthony. They acquired Paul George from the Pacers earlier this month in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.
The 33-year-old Anthony is due roughly $50 million over the next two seasons, after which he is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.