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The Thunder could save close to $100 million in luxury tax by waiving Anthony, then stretching his remaining $27.9 million over three seasons (the Thunder has until August 31 to stretch his contract).

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Carmelo Anthony has waived his no-trade clause and has begun meeting (with the Thunder's permission) with teams interested in acquiring his services this summer.

Houston has already lost Trevor Ariza to the Phoenix Suns, and Luc Mbah a Moute to the Los Angeles Clippers this free agency, so they may look to pursue Melo as a replacement.

Anthony, 34, opted into the final year of his contract in June, and is set to make $27.9 million next season.

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The move also puts the Rockets' hopes of retaining restricted free agent Clint Capela deeper into limbo.

Given the recent news that Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder are planning to part ways this summer, attention has shifted to his next destination. Wade also remains a possibility for that exception if he chooses to play. He averaged 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals a game last season for the Rockets in his 10th National Basketball Association campaign.

The 10-time All-Star averaged 16.2 points on 40.4-percent shooting. The Rockets jumped from 26th in points-per-game allowed all the way up to sixth in his one season. ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported Paul and head coach Mike D'Antoni talked with Anthony's camp over the weekend.

Worryingly, his presence on the court saw the Thunder's team plus/minus rating slide to negative 14.3 during the playoffs.

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