LeBron James Attempting To Force Carmelo Anthony Trade

Hazel Gray
February 7, 2017

Anthony would upgrade the Cavs offense and give them a scary three-pronged attack with James and Kyrie Irving that opposing defenses could have nightmares trying to defend. Will the Cavs and Knicks come to terms ahead of the February 23 NBA Trade Deadline?

The Cleveland Cavaliers face-off against the Washington Wizards tonight at 00:00 GMT and the odds couldn't be any closer.

When asked by reporters about the story, LBJ had this to say. "I said it last summer after we won", Love said.But while Love's back trouble has eased, the speculation about his future persists. "Especially during a game like that". Kevin Love added 39 points for Cleveland (35-15).

While a Love-for-Anthony deal can be worked out due to the similar salaries, the Cavs would struggle to acquire LeBron James' good friend without giving up the stretch-4 power forward.

And further, a Cavaliers source told ESPN there have been no follow-up calls to the Knicks beyond the original call from NY to gauge Cleveland's interest.

The talks have spread like wildfire over the internet and have gotten so big that it warranted a response from James himself. Love said he has grown accustomed to having his name in trade speculation and laughed when the rumblings of him landing in NY were mentioned to him following practice. The Wizards led by three with just 3.4 seconds to play when James caught a pass, pivoted and banked in a 3-pointer to tie the game, stunning everyone.

LeBron James Attempting To Force Carmelo Anthony Trade

LeBron James turned in quite the performance against the Washington Wizards, posting a career-high 17 assists to go with his 32 points in the Cavaliers' 140-135 overtime win.

PELICANS 111 bt SUNS 106 - Anthony Davis capped his 34-point night with a key rebound and six made free throws in the final half-minute, Jrue Holiday scored five of his 30 points in the last minute and a half and New Orleans ended a four-game slide with a victory over Phoenix. The Cavs never had more than 24 wins or had better than a 5th place finish in the division in that time. This is welcome news for New York Knicks president Phil Jackson who happens to have an unpleasant relationship with the two National Basketball Association superstars.

"That's who Kevin Love is", Lue said. Lebron James probably knows that. As for LeBron, he's been very open to the media in recent weeks, speaking up about the Cavs' need to improve the roster and then his public back and forth with Charles Barkley. James was talking Monday morning about Tom Brady's coolness under pressure and how they both share that ability to remain calm in the clutch. I'm going to be on this team. I'm not the one who threw somebody through a window.

But according to sources in Dallas, Williams and Bogut weren't interested in a buyout, so that leaves Calderon as the player most likely to be available for a trade.

The Daily News reported last February that James and Anthony discussed forcing a trade to Cleveland, but Anthony said he wasn't ready to leave NY and thus did not ask the team to pursue a possible trade.

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