2016 NBA Trade Gettables: Carmelo Anthony

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Contract Remaining

  • 2015-16 – $22.875 million1
  • 2016-17 – $24.56 million
  • 2017-18 – $26.24 million
  • 2018-19 – $27.93 million2)
  • 2019-20 – UFA

2015-16 Stats as of 12/24/15

Season Age G MP FG% 3P% 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2015-16 31 28 34.2 .421 .346 .447 .465 5.0 6.0 .844 1.3 6.0 7.3 3.6 1.0 0.5 2.7 2.5 21.8
Career 858 36.4 .454 .345 .475 .482 6.1 7.5 .812 1.9 4.7 6.6 3.1 1.1 0.5 2.9 2.9 25.1
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/24/2015

Possible Destinations

  • Houston Rockets
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Miami Heat
  • Boston Celtics

Breakdown

First of all, Carmelo Anthony has a no-trade clause in his contract and a 15% salary kicker if he gets traded. That hurts his chances of being moved, but for a scorer with the ability of Anthony, it’s still a distinct possibility.

All of that is without going into whether the New York Knicks want to move on from Anthony. They’re a surprisingly good team this year depending on who you talk to.3 The Knicks are sitting just outside of the playoffs at 14-16 in a tough Eastern Conference and selling a player of Anthony’s caliber doesn’t come off as the right move.

But, if they can get young, upside assets or possibly decent first round draft picks in return for Melo, it might be the right long term decision. Even with Carmelo, they might not make the playoffs and opening up the cap space and getting young assets to tie to Kristaps Porzingis and open up the pace of the offense could actually help them in the short-term.

It’s a high risk move but they could demand a premium for a scorer like Anthony if they strike early because of the lack of teams that are selling because of how close playoff teams are at the moment. Teams like Miami, Houston, and Chicago could use a player that can be capable at the four and spread the floor. Melo might finally be able to become Olympics catch and shoot Carmelo on the right team.

Trade Gettables Series

Taj Gibson | Terrence Jones | Brandon Jennings | Ryan Anderson | Markieff Morris | Al Jefferson | Hassan Whiteside | Carmelo Anthony | Dwight Howard | DeMarcus Cousins


  1. per Spotrac 

  2. Player Option (ETO 

  3. Other League tended to think they’d be a playoff contender, though certainly not a sure thing 

About the author: Colby Rogers

Colby is the Editor-in-Chief, Founder and Lead Contributor to Other League. Also a law student focusing on Labor & Employment law and intersections with law and sports. You can find him on Twitter via @Colby_OL.