Carmelo Anthony astonished that done deal with Rockets didn't go through

Carmelo Anthony astonished that done deal with Rockets didn't go through

Carmelo Anthony astonished that done deal with Rockets didn't go through

The 2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers may have looked a lot like the current Oklahoma City Thunder.

According to National Basketball Association sources, the Knicks say no deal was done with Houston, but his agents and the Rockets pressed the Knicks hard to accept their offer, which included Ryan Anderson.

"A deal was done with Houston early, then for some reason, whatever happened behind the scenes, it didn't go through", Anthony told SiriusXM Radio on Thursday.

On NBA draft night, the Cavaliers were close to completing a set of trades that would have sent Anthony and George to Cleveland, Kevin Love to Denver Nuggets and a package of young players and expiring contracts to the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks.

We don't have the specifics of the trade, so it's hard to say.

In return for Anthony, the Knicks will get centre Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a second round 2018 draft pick.

Overall, Anthony seems to be very happy that he ended up in Oklahoma City and is ready to chase his first ring.

"Me and my team sat down on Friday night and was like, 'Man, we best prepare for going back to media day on Monday and training camp that week, '" Anthony said. ". From an individual standpoint I feel born again, feel rebirth, a different type of energy within myself, around the guys, around the organization, around the city". That will be followed by a rematch on February 13 in Oklahoma City, with any further matchups only possible if the two teams reach the NBA Finals in June. After being continuously criticized by the Knicks front office, and lack of success in New York, Anthony decided it was time to move on from the Big Apple, requesting he be traded.

They proved that they are worth the moniker when they dethroned the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year's NBA Finals. "It would have been too much noise, too many questions to answer, and I don't think either party wanted to deal with that".

Then Anthony dropped another bomb: "It was amusing because me and PG was supposed to be in Cleveland on draft night".

There have been numerous reports that the Cavs almost traded for George, but Anthony was never reported to be involved in those particular trades.

During the interview, Anthony also shared that he and Paul George were communicating in the summer and talked about teaming up.

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