Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder are another step closer to their imminent divorce.
According to ESPN, Oklahoma City has given Anthony permission to meet with teams, which includes the Houston Rockets and the Miami Heat.
The meetings with Miami and Houston have apparently already happened at the site of the NBA Summer League over the past few days.
The Rockets dynamic would be interesting. Houston was very interested in trading for Melo before this past season, before the Knicks eventually sent him to Oklahoma City. Anthony's former coach, Mike D'Antoni was reportedly at this recent meeting, presumably to help ease any questions or tension after their up-and-down relationship while D'Antoni was coaching in New York with Melo.
Obviously, if D'Antoni and Houston think he can help them beat the Warriors, they're willing to forget what went wrong the first time around.
If Anthony were to end up in Miami, it would add a scoring punch to a team that finished sixth in the Eastern Conference last year.
According to the report, the Thunder are working on trades where Anthony would be moved as an expiring contract and be waived, becoming a free agent once his $27.9 million salary clears waivers.
Oklahoma City apparently already has Anthony's permission to waive his no-trade clause.
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