NBA Rumors: San Antonio Spurs Consider Carmelo Anthony Trade; Tony Parker, Pau Gasol Welcome Knicks Star

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The San Antonio Spurs are getting dangerously close to unseating the Golden State Warriors as the top seed in the West. However, the Kawhi Leonard squad appears to still lack the star power to eliminate the super team of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Will a Carmelo Anthony trade to the Pau Gasol group finally put them on top?
The New York Knicks ponder hiring Golden State Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton to help Carmelo Anthony lift the team to the NBA playoffs. ESPN FIRST TAKE/YouTube

The San Antonio Spurs are getting dangerously close to unseating the Golden State Warriors as the top seed in the West. However, the Kawhi Leonard squad appears to still lack the star power to eliminate the super team of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Will a Carmelo Anthony trade to the Pau Gasol group finally put them on top?

The New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony have been at odds with the team's future. While Phil Jackson praises Kristaps Porzingis, the exec appears to blame the veteran All-Star for the problems faced by the Derrick Rose team. These issues have sparked NBA trade talks involving the Team USA Olympian with teams like the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers tagged in a potential deal. However, it looks like the San Antonio Spurs could be the team that finally takes Carmelo Anthony out of the New York Knicks.

"Sometimes you need to get in a new environment and feel a different type of energy and vibe," shared Carmelo Anthony when asked about the situation with the Kristaps Porzingis team.

Rumors are rife that Phil Jackson is only waiting for a good offer before parting ways with Carmelo Anthony. Since the All-Star has a say in this move, it means he also gets to choose the team where he would be sent packing. This situation prompted fans to speculate that the San Antonio Spurs might be the next destination for the former Denver Nuggets star. At this point though, no official comment has been given by the parties tagged in the NBA trade rumor.

For Carmelo Anthony, he is currently focused on his plan to reach 20 seasons in the NBA. His desire to do so further sparked rumors that the San Antonio Spurs could be his next stop. These speculations are rooted from the stable and steady management of the Kawhi Leonard squad with key players basically playing for the team throughout their entire careers.

"I would love to get 20 in, I could do 20. I could do 20. I've done a great job taking care of my body. I'll continue doing that. No severe injuries. I can see myself going for 20," said Carmelo Anthony.

What do you think? Will the San Antonio Spurs be the perfect landing spot for a Carmelo Anthony trade? Will the addition of the New York Knicks star finally help Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green to unseat the Golden State Warriors in the West?

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