The Cleveland Cavaliers are in trouble in the 2016 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors and that means more NBA rumors of trade particularly the other members of the Cavs’ “Big 3” in Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. In one trade rumor, a Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony swap in a possible trade between the Cavaliers and New York Knicks.
Jonathan Tjarks from theringer.com writes about the possibility in his article about Kevin Love, who is seen as the odd man out in Cleveland especially if they fall to the Warriors in the best-of-seven championship series.
“Hear me out: Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony. It almost makes too much sense for it not to happen. The 27-year-old Love embeds within Kristaps Porzingis’s timetable in New York better than the 32-year-old Anthony, and it’s not clear how a rebuilding Knicks team will be able to contend in the remaining years of Carmelo’s prime,” Tjarks stated.
“Carmelo and LeBron have talked about playing together for years, while Carmelo’s ability to attack off the dribble as a 3/4 combo forward is exactly the player the Cavs need to contend with the Warriors.”
The trade suggestion is not a new one as this has been discussed in past NBA rumors as LeBron James is known to want to be playing with his friends in the league. In the past, he moved to the Miami Heat to be with his friends Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. There are also speculations that he might push for trade of Irving for Chris Paul, who is another close friend of LeBron.
As Tjarks noted, Carmelo might be a better fit with LeBron in Cleveland and one of the them could play the smallball power forward spot. The Warriors lead the 2016 NBA Finals, 2-0 and has given the Cavaliers trouble with their small but fast line-up. Getting Carmelo Anthony, as per the latest NBA rumors, could make them a better team to match-up against the NBA champions.