Frank Isola of the NY Daily News dropped a bombshell tonight:
The Daily News has learned that the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have discussed a blockbuster trade centered around Kevin Love. There were very preliminary discussions about expanding the deal to include the Knicks and Anthony, who would have to waive his no-trade clause in order to facilitate a deal to the Cavs.
The Knicks would receive draft picks and players in return. One of those players is believed to be Timofey Mozgov, who five years ago was traded by the Knicks to Denver in the Anthony deal.
Those talks have not progressed. Plus Anthony reiterated on Friday that he has no plans to seek a trade. However, when asked if he’s thought about his future with a losing organization, Anthony gave a cryptic answer.
“Not yet. I’m pretty sure I’ll have that conversation with myself and my family and my team,” he said. “But it’s not a conversation for right now.”
Wow. Here we are talking about Dwight Howard and Al Horford, meanwhile Danny Ainge is trying to pry Kevin Love away from the Cavaliers.
Sounds like Melo is lukewarm on leaving the hapless Knicks for the Cavaliers. I guess the guy really enjoys NYC.
As for the Celtics, there’s no specific information on what they’d give up to get Love, although we can speculate NYK would end up with one of the Brooklyn picks.