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The Kings waived Joe Johnson on Sunday.

This was an expected move and Johnson has already committed to signing with the Rockets. His real-world value will far exceed his fantasy value in Houston, though, and he belongs on the waiver wire.
Feb 11 - 6:33 PM

The Clippers reportedly haven't received many enticing offers for DeAndre Jordan.

The Rockets, Bucks, Trail Blazers and Wizards have all expressed interest in Jordan, but none of those trade talks have gotten "anywhere near serious," according to sources Zach Lowe. The Rockets got close in the past, but with how well Clint Capela has been playing this season, there's not much incentive to bring on DJ. Portland has reportedly "backed away" from Jordan for now, and the Bucks and Wizards simply might not have the pieces to get a deal done.
Source: ESPN
Feb 7 - 9:18 AM

The 76ers have reportedly expressed interest in Tyreke Evans.

The Grizzlies want a first-round pick for Evans and the 76ers are reportedly reluctant to throw that into the deal, although Memphis may be able to entice them if they'd be willing to take on Jerryd Bayless, who is owed roughly $8.5 million next season. Evans has also been linked to Boston, New Orleans, Miami, OKC and Houston, and it seems likely that he won't finish the year in Memphis. He's in an ideal situation in Memphis, so owners may want to sell-high before he gets dealt.
Jan 31 - 12:17 PM

DeAndre Jordan wants to be traded to the Rockets, according to "sources" of Stephen A. Smith.

It's been a very long time since Stephen A. Smith reported something accurately, so we wouldn't read to much into this claim from his anonymous sources, as clicks and headlines tend to take precedence over actual reporting when it comes to Stephen A. The Clippers are currently sitting on the No. 7 seed out West, and as long as they're in the playoff hunt, they'll be much less likely to move Jordan.
Source: Uproxx
Jan 17 - 10:22 AM

Carmelo Anthony's camp is reportedly "cautiously optimistic" that the Knicks and Rockets will be able to come to terms on a deal by Monday.

New York will open up media day on Monday and Anthony is hoping that he'll no longer be sporting a Knicks' jersey when that happens, but to this point, it seems that New York and Houston have not made much progress on trade talks. The Rockets are reportedly unwilling to include Trevor Ariza in any deal for Melo, and the Knicks are uninterested in taking on Ryan Anderson's contract, so it looks like New York will need to find a third team to help facilitate this trade, a proposition that is easier said than done.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 12:56:00 PM

The Knicks and Rockets have re-engaged on trade talks involving Carmelo Anthony, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

Woj adds that the Rockets are still looking for a third team to get a deal done, and that Anthony has been "steadfast" that he only plans to waive his no-trade clause for a deal to Houston. The Rockets are trying to get someone to take Ryan Anderson, but it won't be easy with $60 million left on his deal. Woj also added that the Rockets will remain patient while the Blazers have an interest in acquiring the 10-time All-Star.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 05:38:00 PM

Carmelo Anthony said that he's "at peace" about his current situation with the Knicks, but admitted that it's been "an emotional roller coaster."

"I had to come to peace with myself and come to peace with kind of the situation I’m in and kind of try to find happiness again," Melo said. He has a no-trade clause and there aren't obvious contenders with the assets necessary to acquire him, especially since the Rockets are reportedly his only target. Melo added that he's spoken with newly-hired GM Scott Perry, but it's unclear if that relationship increases the odds that he'll play for the Knicks through the 2017-18 season.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 11:05:00 PM

Carmelo Anthony said he has not met with Knicks management this summer.

Anthony declined to comment on the specifics of his current situation with the Knicks, only saying that the past 12 months have been an "emotional rollercoaster." Recent reports have indicated that Melo is uninterested in waiving his no-trade clause to go to Cleveland or Portland, which essentially leaves OKC and Houston as the only realistic landing spots, with Houston being the odds-on favorite.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 12:02:00 PM

Carmelo Anthony's preferred destination in any trade remains the Houston Rockets, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

Anthony has been linked to Portland, Cleveland and OKC, but at the moment, Houston seems like the most realistic landing spot considering it's ultimately Melo's decision given that he holds a no-trade clause in his contract. The Knicks would reportedly like to go after Kyrie Irving, but not if that means sacrificing Kristaps Porzingis, and a package centered around Anthony probably wouldn't be enough to get a deal done considering what Cleveland is looking for.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 11:23:00 AM

Carmelo Anthony has made it clear to New York management that he no longer wants to be a Knick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

"Carmelo Anthony has made it clear to [the Knicks]: I want to go to Houston, I am not interested in talking to you about being reincorporated back into this New York roster," said Woj. "Houston is now prepared for the fact that these negotiations with the Knicks could run through August, September, into possibly the start of training camp." Cleveland has been rumored to have an interest in Anthony, but they can't really offer New York anything they're interested in, and Melo won't waive his no-trade clause to go to Portland, so it seems all but a certainty that Anthony is headed for a reunion with Mike D'Antoni in Houston.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 04:03:00 PM

Knicks' president Steve Mills did not mention Carmelo Anthony when listing players he's looking to build around.

Mills would only say that the Knicks future "may be with Carmelo or it may be without Carmelo," and that he would not pursue a buyout, so essentially Melo's only way out of New York will be via trade. Thus far he's been linked to Houston, Cleveland and Portland, and as of right now, the Rockets look like the frontrunners to land his services.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 02:45:00 PM

The Knicks and Rockets are reportedly working on a trade centered around Carmelo Anthony.

It's unclear at the moment exactly who the Rockets would be sending away to make this deal go down, but Adrian Wojnarowski reports that this potential blockbuster deal could involve two additional teams. In order to make the numbers work, Ryan Anderson would assuredly have to go, which could be a good thing for his fantasy value considering he likely wouldn't get many touches on Houston's new Superteam. The Melo-Mike D'Antoni pairing didn't go all that well the first time around, but perhaps Anthony will be more willing to embrace D'Antoni's system now that he'll no longer be the franchise player.
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 11:13:00 AM

Ryan Kelly is reportedly ineligible to sign a guaranteed deal with the Hawks this season because he wasn't waived by Houston prior to July 1.

"We anticipated [that] ... I was going to be able to [re-sign with the Hawks]," Kelly said. "I’ve got to go out and show what I can do to 28 other teams." The free agent forward was understandably frustrated, saying, "That’s the nature of the business. People tell you one thing and do other things." He could latch on somewhere as a perimeter specialist.
Mon, Jul 10, 2017 01:52:00 AM

Miami likely won't be able to retain unrestricted free agent Willie Reed.

Miami will reportedly be bringing back Udonis Haslem for a 15th season with the club, and with the team drafting Bam Adebayo, there's just not much incentive for them to award a big money deal to Reed considering they will likely need to shell out a decent amount of cash to retain guys like Dion Waiters and James Johnson. Reed has received interest from the 76ers, Pacers and Rockets, but none of those places would be ideal for him in terms of fantasy hoops.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 12:32:00 PM

Carmelo Anthony would waive his no-trade clause if a deal were in place to send him to the Cavaliers or Rockets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Rockets have reportedly been "proactive" about potential deals for Melo, but so far their talks have "yet to gain traction." New York has "resisted the idea of a contract buyout," even after Phil Jackson's departure, and they're seeking "significant assets" in any potential trade, while avoiding long-term commitments to veterans. Nothing is imminent, but this is a fascinating sub-plot to free-agency season.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 01:11:00 AM

Andre Iguodala is "deliberating" a three-year, $45 million offer from the Warriors, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Iguodala has done well to drive up his asking price -- all three years of Golden State's offer are guaranteed, and the $15 million annual salary is higher than expected. Iguodala is reportedly also fielding multi-year offers from the Spurs, Rockets and Kings. He should decide by Sunday, at which point other dominoes will begin to fall.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 10:45:00 PM

The Cavs are in talks with the Rockets on a deal to move Iman Shumpert, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

This report has also been confirmed by The Vertical, so it sounds like this deal could go down. It's not quite clear why the Rockets would want Shumpert, but chances are the fact that Shumpert's contract would fit into the non-guarantees is a factor here. In other words, it's more about the contract than the player here.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 04:39:00 PM

Andre Iguodala has canceled the remainder of his free agency meetings, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Interesting. Iguodala's meeting with the Rockets ended Saturday afternoon while he's also talked to the Spurs, Lakers and perhaps the Kings. While there's no word on the specifics of the meetings, ESPN reported that Houston has made an offer to Iggy and the meeting was "excellent." There have been some clear moves to try and gain leverage against the Warriors, so this could be the newest one.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 03:41:00 PM

Michael Carter-Williams received a phone call from the Rockets at the start of free agency.

ESPN's Marc Spears is reporting that MCW is also drawing interest from the Knicks, Thunder, Mavericks, Pelicans and Hornets. Carter-Williams is coming off a disappointing season in which he averaged career-lows in points (6.6), assists (2.5), FG percentage (.366) and assist rate (.200). However, the former Rookie of the Year is still just 25 years old and possesses a rare combination of size and skill.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 11:55:00 AM

The Rockets are scheduled to meet with Andre Iguodala on Saturday morning, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.

It was long assumed that the Warriors were a lock to re-sign Iguodala, but that is no longer a certainty. Iggy reportedly spoke with the Lakers soon after free agency began and is expected to meet with the Spurs this weekend as well. However, the Warriors will likely have an opportunity to make a final pitch to Iguodala before he makes his decision. Losing Iggy, a former Finals MVP, would be significant for the defending champs. Per ESPN's Marc Spears, the meeting was "excellent" and Houston made a contract offer.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 09:13:00 AM


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