Anthony reportedly would only accept a buyout—for less than the $54.2 million owed him—to join the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It was previously reported that Carmelo would consider a buyout to join Chris Paul and James Harden in Houston, but that appears to be no longer the case.
Via Mike & Mike:
Would Carmelo accept less than the $54 million that he’s owed for a buyout?
Stephen A. Smith: “Correct. I’m not saying that it’s a lot less, but I’ve learned that he’s made it very, very clear that the one team he’d accept the buyout for is Cleveland.” […]
“That may not necessarily be the case with Houston. In order for Houston to get something done, it would probably require a trade.”