By Phil Watson
The latest Brooklyn Nets rumors include a doozy, with reports the Nets are in talks with the Oklahoma City Thunder to acquire Carmelo Anthony for Jeremy Lin.
Mitch Lawrence of the Sporting News reported Tuesday the Thunder are looking to get something for Anthony, with Brooklyn guard Jeremy Lin the apparent target for Oklahoma City.
It was reported by ESPN last week the Thunder and Anthony had mutually agreed to part ways as a means of getting Anthony’s $27.9 million salary off what would be a record $310 million payroll and luxury tax bill. Moving Anthony would deliver OKC more than $100 million in relief.
Anthony did not exercise his early termination option by the June 23 deadline, locking in the $27.9 million due in the final year of the five-year, $124 million contract he signed to remain with the New York Knicks in July 2014.
The Thunder acquired Anthony, who waived his no-trade clause to facilitate a trade last Sept. 25 that sent him to Oklahoma City, with Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick going to the Knicks in...