The NBA training camp is just a few weeks away, but there are a couple of players still on the trading block. The NBA free agency has drawn to an end, and players like Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving are open for trade options. The Cleveland Cavaliers are still waiting for an Irving trade to take place. On the other hand, the New York Knicks have Carmelo Anthony on the list.

When it comes to trading Anthony, he has the potential to control where he lands. Just like Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony has indicated his desired team. The only difference is that the Knicks power forward is ready to waive his no-trade clause if he gets his desired team.

Anthony wishes to be traded to the Houston Rockets, but that might not stop the other teams from being interested in him.

DeMarcus Cousins wants Anthony to play for the Pelicans

There is no doubt that many teams would be interested in acquiring Anthony. The Knicks superstar has a good reputation as he is considered as one of the top players. According to the Lakers Nation, there is a huge possibility of Carmelo going to the new orleans Pelicans. Apparently, DeMarcus Cousins likes the idea as he would love to have Anthony on his team.

It appears that Cousins and Anthony have shared a history as they played as teammates in the recent Olympic team. Cousins and Anthony are familiar with each other, so bringing the Knicks forward to the Pelicans would make things better for the team.

If the deal takes place and Anthony is shipped to New Orleans, it would certainly be difficult for other teams to keep up with the Pelicans.

DeMarcus Cousins and Carmelo Anthony chemistry will only make the Pelicans stronger. Plus, they also have another great NBA star, Anthony Davis. These three players could turn out to be one of the best combinations in NBA.

Is Anthony ready to join the Pelicans?

The most important question to be answered lies with Anthony. Cousins and Anthony might have a chemistry by there is no proof that he would want to join the Pelicans. Considering his preferred destination, Carmelo wants to play for the Rockets. On the other hand, both teams will need to work out a strategy that benefits them.

The Pelicans do not have any assets to trade with the Knicks unless they involve a third team. It also depends on whether the Knicks would be interested in obtaining a player from New Orleans. Giving up on Carmelo Anthony will not be easy for the Knicks and they will have to ensure that they get someone good to replace their power forward.