Carmelo would only accept being dealt to the Clippers or the Cavaliers.
Would Melo actually move to LA?
Here’s a trade scenario that would take Anthony to the Clippers:
Knicks trade: Carmelo Anthony
Clippers trade: Blake Griffin, Paul Pierce and 2020 Second Round Draft Pick from Cleveland
Analysis: Knicks would get Griffin, moving Porzingis to Center and Paul Pierce would split minutes with Kuzminskas and Lance Thomas to replace Melo’s spot at the rotation and the Draft Picks would add some future to NY. Predicted Roster: Rose, Lee, Pierce, Griffin and Porzingis / Jennings, Holiday, Kuzminskas, O’Quinn and Noah / Reserves: Hernangomez, Baker, Vujacic, Ndour and Plumlee.
For the Clippers, Anthony would come to play at SF and PF, with Wes Johnson and Mbah a Moute watching their minutes growing. Melo would be the missing piece between CP3 leadership, Jordan’s athleticism, with his deadly jumpshot and his 1 on 1! Predicted Roster: Paul, Redick, Anthony, Mbah a Moute, Jordan / Felton, Rivers, Crawford, Johnson, Speights / Reserves: Bass, Anderson, Brice Johnson and Stone.
Would the Knicks get back on track and the Clippers get the Roster to make the NBA Finals