The New York Knicks may trade former Syracuse forward Carmelo Anthony to Cleveland Cavaliers for power forward Kevin Love.
The trade makes sense for both parties. The Cavaliers are playing much better without Kevin Love as was evident in the Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Cavs blew the Warriors without the injured Love. Pairing Melo with LeBron James could strengthen the Cavs’ roster next season.
For Phil Jackson and company, their experiment with the 32-year-old Carmelo Anthony has failed and they are looking for a change, according to a report published in SB Nation. For Melo, a move to the championship contender Cleveland Cavaliers will be a better option, than taking the challenge of leading an experimental Knicks’ side to the playoffs at this age.
Melo Wants to buy a soccer team
Apart from summer moves in the NBA, Melo is exploring various opportunities for investment.
Carmelo Anthony has fulfilled his long term desire of owning a football club last year. And the NBA star chose Puerto Rico FC for investment. Anthony is a native of New York, but his father is from Puerto Rico.
And recently, Melo has embraced the roots of his dad’s country strongly. His foundation is trying to develop sports of the region.
“I’ve always liked soccer, you know me, I always like doing things non-traditional, I like doing things outside of the box,” said Carmelo Anthony, explaining his out of the box.
Sidney Rivera is a Staten Island born footballer of PRFC, an expansion team in the North American Soccer League.
“Having him as an owner is really amazing, I look up to him, I look up to guys of that stature, it’s just really cool,” Rivera said.
Anthony’s foundation has refurbished basketball courts in many areas of the country.
“We are a group, we are one, this is a collective effort, in the midst of the crisis that’s going on back there on the island, we still find a way to be joyful, to be passionate, and show our pride in many ways,” Anthony said.
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