While the postseason is still underway, the Oklahoma City Thunder are watching from the sidelines as NBA trade rumors and speculation now swirls about their roster. While NBA MVP Russell Westbrook appears to be a sure thing as far as remaining in OKC, his two new star teammates from this past season are anything but sure. The latest rumors suggest that the team will look for a way to trade Carmelo Anthony, and if their other star Paul George leaves, it could put OKC into reboot mode again.

Melo staying or leaving?

Based on his interview this past weekend, it would appear that Carmelo Anthony could be ready to demand a trade if he doesn't get his way in Oklahoma City.

The 10-time NBA All-Star has said he won't sacrifice a bench role, adding that it is "out of the question" as far as his role goes with the Thunder. However, his contract will net him $27.9 million next season if he sticks with OKC. That seems to point toward it being Melo's top option as money usually talks when it comes to many of today's sports stars.

Anthony has an early-termination option in his contract which he could decline, allowing him to remain on the roster for the 2018-19 campaign. It was reported by Sporting News' Sean Deveney that if that's the case, the Thunder would "very much like to find a way to rid" themselves of Carmelo Anthony by exploring trade options.

Those could be limited, though, based on his career situation.

Tough to trade

It may be hard for the Oklahoma City Thunder to find a trade partner interested in Anthony too. The 33-year-old star player is coming off his worst season statistically, having averaged 16.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists along with a 40.4 percent shooting rate from the field. That said, he also found himself in a somewhat reduced role because of the fact that he had two players who were considered the stars of their teams. Russell Westbrook was already considered the main guy in OKC, with Paul George having led Indiana to success during his time with them.

Those two players seemed to handle the bulk of the load, but Anthony's lower stats and age could make him tough to sell other teams on. However, it's looking more and more like the Oklahoma City Thunder will need to make some moves this offseason. There's also the Paul George rumors [VIDEO] which suggest he is pretty much done playing in OKC and will head to another team such as the Lakers, as an unrestricted free agent.

If the Thunder trade Carmelo Anthony and lose Paul George to free agency, it will effectively end the one-season attempt at creating a better team around star player Russell Westbrook [VIDEO]. That could mean back to the drawing board for OKC, and may even signal that Westbrook will start talking trades if his roster isn't improved.