This summer saw a lot of rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony. He was said to be leaving the Knicks, with the Cavs as a potential destination for the superstar. After making some big moves to retool the team, the rumors died down and Melo stayed put, for now.
But things change quickly, and the Knicks don’t look great early on in the season. If that trend continues, Melo might pack it up and make an actual move.
The two teams faced off in the season opener, where Melo had to watch the Cavs get their rings up close and personal. After the game, reporters asked LeBron if they had discussed moving Melo to Cleveland. Via cleveland.com:
“We have a lot of conversations.”
“Maybe. Maybe not.”
Another vague answer out of LeBron. Here’s what we do know: LeBron and Melo are good friends. LeBron is also good friends with D-Wade and Chris Paul. All of those players are approaching the final years of their careers. And all of those players have expressed a desire to play side by side before they leave the league. Last year, LeBron was as direct as he’s ever been about the possibility of forming a new superteam.
“It would be pretty cool. I’ve definitely had thoughts about it. I really hope that, before our career is over, we can all play together. At least one, maybe one or two seasons — me, Melo, D-Wade, CP — we can get a year in. I would actually take a pay cut to do that.”
Will it happen? Only time will tell.