In the team’s latest promotion for its season tickets, Melo is conspicuously absent from the ad.
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 25, 2017
Trade talks between New York and the Houston Rockets, Melo’s preferred destination, appear to be stalled.
Per the NY Post:
There was no sign of Anthony — the 10-time All-Star who averaged 22.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season — despite his having called the Garden his home for the past seven seasons while the other three have a combined three seasons with the team.
Anthony has been at the center of trade or buy-out rumors throughout the offseason despite his no-trade clause. He has two years left on his five-year, $124 million contract, which includes an opt-out clause after the 2017-18 season.
The Cavaliers and Rockets have been seen as potential suitors for the 33-year-old, though according to multiple reports, he has told the Knicks he is willing to waive his no-trade clause only for the Rockets.