Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Carmelo Anthony is expecting the New York Knicks to make a trade with the Houston Rockets. As the new general manager, Scott Perry, and team president Steve Mills scheduled a meeting with the 10-time All-Star, the notion is that Anthony will find a new home with the Rockets.

Rockets are a lock if trade happens

Sources tell Wojnarowski that Anthony is prioritizing his preference to the Rockets over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Anthony once said that he would waive his no trade clause for the Cavaliers or Rockets.

However, Anthony would like to play with close friend Chris Paul and James Harden.

Anthony is said to be concerned with wanting to play with the Cavaliers because he is unsure if LeBron James will stay in Cleveland. Anthony has two years left on his deal whereas James can be a free agent after this season. James has been rumored to possibly bolting to Los Angeles if the Cavaliers don't surround him with championship pieces. The offseason has lasted over two weeks and the team still doesn't have a general manager.

The Knicks want to meet with Anthony with the new front office. However, it's unlikely that the team will convince Anthony to stay. The team is looking at making a full rebuild. The team wants to be younger and more athletic, and Anthony does not fit that mold despite his talent.

Portland concerned, but still in

The Trail Blazers have been linked as a third team to help the Rockets complete a trade with Anthony. The Knicks are reluctant in wanting to take on Ryan Anderson's contract. However, the Trail Blazers are linked to possibly taking Anderson while moving Maurice Harkless and Meyers Leonard to the Knicks.

The Phoenix Suns have also been rumored to potentially in the deal as the Knicks like Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight. The team needs a point guard as Derrick Rose is likely to leave for the Milwaukee Bucks or Los Angeles Clippers.

Wojnarowski reports that the Trail Blazers will only participate if Anthony waives his no trade clause.

They are concerned that if the Rockets add Anthony, they will add another obstacle to the team in achieving success in the Western Conference. The Golden State Warriors are already a force, and the Rockets could possibly match them.

The Trail Blazers could gain a piece to help them contend in the West with Anderson. The 29-year-old is career 38.1 percent shooter from three point range. All in all, the Rockets don't get Anthony without moving Anderson. Anthony is counting on making a stop in Houston though.