Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) chases down a loose ball between Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) and forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. USA TODAY Sports/Adam Hunger

Carmelo Anthony could be leaving the New York Knicks soon. A recent report claims that Anthony has accepted his fate in NY and is open to a trade. The Knicks has 13 games left in the 2016-2017 NBA season.

Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that the Knicks star has hinted that he’s on his way out of the Knicks roster. This means that he is now open to waiving the no trade clause attached in his contract.

“Nah, don’t start. I haven’t thought about it. There was an opportunity during the deadline. There was always talk the last couple of seasons being connected to Clippers or Lakers. Somehow always been connected. First it was the Lakers. Now it’s the Clippers situation. I try not to think about it — especially now when I’m still playing with the New York Knicks and got to prepare to play against these guys,” Anthony said in a recent interview.

Anthony has been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers in the past. The latter team has been involved in Anthony trade talks before the NBA trade deadline in February.

Other teams reportedly interested in Anthony were the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers, but those NBA trade rumours got nowhere and no deal was done last month.

Anthony is still a good player and one of the best scorers in the league. His trade value is still high even though he is already near past his prime. A team like the Celtics, Clippers and others can use him if they want to improve their chances of winning over the likes of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.

There are speculations out of New York that Anthony and Phil Jackson will never meet eye-to-eye. Both personalities went against each other publicly in recent months. There were reports that Jackson wanted Anthony out before the trade deadline but because of Anthony’s decision not to waive his “no trade clause,” the Knicks could not finalise any deal involving the Knicks star.

The Knicks are one of the worst teams in the league this season. New York is at 27-43 and any playoffs hopes are dashed with the team still not showing signs of turning the season around. A Carmelo Anthony trade could be what the franchise need to finally change their fate in the NBA.