Carmelo Anthony may land in Cleveland Cavaliers in a proposed three-team blockbuster trade which also involves the New York Knicks and the Phoenix Suns. Phil Jackson wants to rebuild around Kristaps Porzingis by acquiring young talents and draft picks. Experts feel such a three-team trade will shake up the entire NBA scenario this summer.
What will the Knicks get out of it?
With the addition of Brandon Knight, Alex Len, P.J. Tucker, Archie Goodwin and the Nos. 4 and 13 picks of this year’s draft, the New York’s roster changes completely under new coach Jeff Hornacek.
The Knicks’ experiment with Melo has failed. Phil Jackson and company, in a desperate bid to return to the playoffs next season after successive failures, are considering new experiments to change the trajectory of the team. The Knicks are also interested in Grizzlies’ high profile point guard Mike Conley, according to the Fansided. Conley is set to become a free agent this summer.
The Cavs won’t mind a straight swap of Kevin Love for Anthony. Tyronn Lue’s team wants to figure out how Carmelo Anthony compliments LeBron James. The Cavs are also expected to land Robin Lopez and Eric Bledsoe in this trade, as reported by the NJ.com.
The Phoenix Suns, the third party in the trade, will get Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Mo Williams and Sasha Kaun. Phoenix appears to be huge gainers, but losing Irving could become costly for the Cavs. One needs to remember the Jersey guy notched up 41 points and guided Cleveland home in a must win situation in Game 5 of the Finals.
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