Bucks’ Jabari Parker Discussed In Rockets, Knicks Blockbuster Trade

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As September settles in, Carmelo Anthony remains with the New York Knicks despite a summer full of hot stove rumors and trade discussions.

Now that the winds of the trade rumor mills have calmed a bit, reports are surfacing that divulge details about some potential trade scenarios that would have seen Anthony switching jerseys for this upcoming season.

ESPN’s Ian Begley reports that the Milwaukee Bucks and the New York Knicks had, at the very least, talked about Jabari Parker as part of a three-team trade involving the Houston Rockets.

“ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported last month that Houston was looking for a third team to make a trade work,” Begley said in his report.

“The Milwaukee Bucks emerged as a potential third team at one point, per league sources, but there was no traction toward a deal. Milwaukee has been trying to shed salary so, in all likelihood, the idea of taking back the remaining money on Ryan Anderson‘s contract (three years, $60 million) in a trade wasn’t enticing.”

“One name that came up in those (very) preliminary talks? Bucks forward Jabari Parker, per league sources. It’s unclear which side — the Knicks or Bucks — brought up Parker’s name. What is clear is that Parker would have been part of an outgoing package that included a larger Bucks contract, such as John Henson‘s or Greg Monroe‘s.

If that deal had come to fruition, the Knicks would have received the type of return they’d long hoped for in an Anthony trade: a young player on a below-market contract in Parker.”

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