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Potential Cavaliers Deal back on the Table for Carmelo Anthony

On Friday ESPN reported that New York Knicks small forward, Carmelo Anthony has expanded his list of possible trade destinations to re-include the Cleveland Cavaliers. Much of the trade talk surrounding Anthony has involved the Houston Rockets, who are believed to be his most desired destination. With the preseason nearing, that clearly has yet to happen. Both Anthony and the Knicks are looking to get a trade done before the start of the 2017-2018 season.

In the beginning of the summer, the Cavaliers were included on a list of two teams that Carmelo would be willing to waive his no-trade clause for. Half way through the offseason Anthony removed them from the running in favor of the Rockets. Since then speculation has led to teams such as the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trailblazers emerging as possible trade destinations for the All-Star. Of course, to this day, the speculation has proven to be nothing but speculation.

Many Knicks fans can see this move as horrible timing and may even a slight at the organization that Anthony was openly frustrated with. The Cavaliers just completed the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. Irving was quoted as saying that he wanted to play in New York and the Knicks expressed equal interest in him. Alas, the trade to Boston happened and now Anthony is saying that he wants to re-include the Cavaliers to his list. There are some players on the Cavaliers that are still worth trading for, but losing out on Kyrie Irving is a bit of loss for the Knicks.

Right now the Knicks are looking to put themselves in the best position come this season. While Anthony gets to choose where he goes, the Knicks will hopefully do what makes the most sense for them in order to win. If all things work out the way the Knicks and Carmelo think, a trade for Anthony may be closer than ever.

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