It looks like an update has been made on the latest trade rumor of Carmelo Anthony going to Cleveland to join LeBron James and the Cavaliers. It seems as though teams are backing away from a possible trade. They are still interested, but it seems like the deal is closer and closer to falling through according to Cleveland.com:
Cavs would trade Kevin Love this season if the right situation presented itself.
Multiple sources with knowledge of the Cavs’ thinking are also backing far away from a potential trade for Anthony. It doesn’t mean a deal for Anthony is entirely out of the question. Just mostly out.
Is it possible that New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony could be headed to Cleveland to join LeBron James with the Cavaliers before the trade deadline on Feb. 23? Could be – but the price has to be right.
While the Cavs are still interested in Anthony, they have a particular condition: They will NOT give up Kevin Love in order to obtain him.
It was ESPN who dropped the news last week that the Cavs had squashed the Anthony-for-Love swap because they didn’t want to break up the league’s reigning champions.
Sources said the Cavaliers, meanwhile, do maintain an interest in Anthony — which would pair him with Cleveland star and close friend LeBron James — but only if a deal can be struck without the league’s reigning champions surrendering Love.
Anthony himself told the press on Tuesday that he hasn’t been speaking to anyone about a potential trade to another team.
“I haven’t told anybody anything,” Anthony told reporters. “I haven’t had that conversation with anybody.”
Anthony has been firm in the past about wanting to stay in New York, which he maintains is a decision that revolves around the future of his family.
“That’s more what I care about — my family,” Melo said on Tuesday. “My son being comfortable at an age now where he’s really getting an opportunity to understand being in New York and having a home there and having friends there. My wife working there and having her opportunities there… I think about that more so than my decision for my career.”
Trade rumors flew at a rapid fire pace last week when it was reported that the Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers had been in trade talks and were looking for a third team to assist them in completing an Anthony deal.