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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

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Damian Lillard believes Carmelo Anthony might have waived his no-trade clause if the Portland Trail Blazers had worked out a trade for the perennial All-Star.

Anthony gets the final say on any deal that takes him away from the New York Knicks, and Lillard said the forward “didn’t seem opposed” to a potential move to Portland, per Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.

Lillard said the two spoke during the offseason, but the point guard made sure not to go overboard.

“I didn’t want to press him,” he said. “I ain’t a big fan of doing all the extra recruiting and all that stuff.”


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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