The New York Knicks have discussed internally proposing a trade offer centered around Carmelo Anthony for Blake Griffin, according to sources.
The Clippers have also had internal discussions about a deal, but the clubs have yet to engage with each other.
Neither team is certain whether it would make a trade.
The Clippers are more apprehensive about the nature of dealing away Griffin.
The Knicks remain committed to re-signing Anthony to a long-term deal this offseason, but he hasn't given the team assurances of his plans.
Anthony and Chris Paul have long been interested in playing with each other, a sentiment that sources say has not changed.