ESPN.com’s Ian Begley reported “landing in Houston remained his [Anthony’s] top priority over all other potential destinations, including the Cleveland Cavaliers.”
The Rockets have reportedly been atop Anthony’s wish list throughout this offseason.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on July 17 that Anthony was “counting on the franchise to carry out its previously agreed upon mandate to trade him” to the Rockets.
However, according to Begley’s report, Anthony’s desire to play for the Rockets makes it difficult for the Cavs to pull off a deal because the “best offer the Knicks can make in a trade for [Kyrie] Irving is a package centered around Anthony.”
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported Tuesday that Anthony has made it his “primary objective” to end up with the Rockets, and Anthony’s camp remains “optimistic” about a deal with Houston coming together.
The Rockets have already made one of the biggest splashes this offseason, acquiring Chris Paul in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, and they already have NBA MVP runner-up James Harden on the roster.
Anthony has one more guaranteed year left on his contract and a player option for the 2018-19 season
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