Carmelo Anthony hoops with Chris Paul, James Harden, Russell Westbrook

By Alex Butler  |  Sept. 12, 2017 at 2:37 PM
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Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony is still a member of the New York Knicks, but he recently linked up with Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Chris Paul.

Celebrity trainer Chris Brickley posted a video from a pickup game Monday at Life Time Athletic at Sky in Manhattan. The contest featured an arsenal of high-flying dunks and silky sharpshooting.

Anthony is reportedly willing to waive his no-trade clause in order to move to Houston. Knicks training camp starts in two weeks. The Knicks and Rockets have reportedly negotiated about trading Anthony, but have yet to come to an agreement.

Russell Westbrook, Enes Kanter, Victor Oladipo, Serge Ibaka, Iman Shumpert, Dahntay Jones, JaVale McGree, Joakim Noah, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Lance Thomas also participated in the pickup game in New York.

This isn't the first time Anthony has taken part in a star-studded pickup game this summer. Anthony balled with Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler back in July.

He also hooped with LeBron James, Kevin Durant, J.R. Smith, Hamidou Diallo, Nick Richards, Marshall Plumlee, Kanter and Jones in August on the same court.

League sources told ESPN earlier this month that the Knicks were "not close" on any potential trade involving Anthony. That report stated that the Knicks have told other "people around the league" that Houston doesn't have anything "that appeals to them."

The Knicks begin their preseason slate with a matchup on Oct. 3 against the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden. New York begins its regular season slate on Oct. 19 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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