He would be afforded that same opportunity in Oklahoma City with reigning MVP Russell Westbrook and three-time All-NBA honoree Paul George.
Troy Weaver, Oklahoma City's assistant general manager, played a huge role in recruiting Anthony to Syracuse.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said on "The Jump" earlier this week that Anthony is willing to waive the $8 million trade kicker in his contract if the New York Knicks and Rockets can agree to a deal.
Trade rumors have been swirling around Anthony for months. But it is understandable why Anthony would be interested in joining the Thunder. The Thunder don't have much to offer in exchange for Anthony. Enes Kanter is an expensive big man the Knicks likely wouldn't want as a key piece of a trade package. The veteran forward had the advantage of his no-trade clause and thus remained with the New York Knicks as he wished.More news: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 likely to make 23 August appearance
A new team is reportedly going to give it a try.
With the past changes in the team, Oklahoma City has all the potential to get a hold of Carmelo Anthony. The only problem is Oklahoma doesn't own their 2018 or 2020 first-rounder, meaning they wouldn't be able to send NY a No.1 pick until 2022.
Along with center Steven Adams, the Thunder would have a formidable core that could achieve a significant measure of success in the deep Western Conference.
Anthony, 33, has been involved in trade talks as he looks to be traded to a contender. If Westbrook decides to bypass signing a supermax extension before the start of the season, he, George and Anthony will all be free agents in the summer of 2018.