Should the Cavaliers trade Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony? | The Tylt
The New York Knicks reportedly offered Carmelo Anthony to the Cavaliers in a trade for Kevin Love. The Cavs declined. Fans argue it would be crazy to trade Love—he's been at the top of his game. But others argue that Melo might be the weapon the Cavs need for a potential face off with the Golden State Warriors at the NBA Finals (for the third consecutive year). What do you think? 🏀
Should the Cavaliers trade Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony?
Although the Cavs have already announced the team isn't trading Love for Melo, some still believe it's a logical move.
Melo is a seasoned player and could be an asset against a strong team like the Warriors. But Love won the 2016 championship with the Cavs, and he has been at his best this season. He's an all-star! Should the Cavs reconsider and trade Love for Melo—good or bad move? 🤔
Melo is a nine-time all-star, and a seasoned player who could shake up the Cavs in a good way. It's been a bumpy ride for the Cavs this season. Plus, Love's reign might be over. The all-star foward's back flared up, which could mean future trouble for the Cavs.
ESPN writer Kevin Pelton acknowledged Love's accomplishments this season, but also recognized that Melo could be become a valued member of the Cavs. He writes:
Nonetheless, considering how Anthony might be used in Cleveland -- particularly in a possible third consecutive meeting with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals -- suggests Melo might make sense for the Cavaliers. So should they revisit the Love for Anthony deal?
Melo didn't even make the all-star cut this year. But Love did. That gives critics the ammo to argue Melo's best days might be behind him.
New York Post writer Marc Berman writes:
Anthony was passed over when the seven Eastern Conference reserves for next month’s game in New Orleans were announced Thursday night — left off a list that included four guards and three front-court players. That certainly won’t help Anthony’s trade value after the head coaches did not deem him an All-Star. It appears Knicks president Phil Jackson no longer does either.
Some Cavs fans are blasting detractors who said Love should be traded at the beginning of the 2016-2017 NBA season.
If you think the Cavs should trade Kevin Love you know absolutely nothing about basketball— Conor McGrath (@cmcgrath11) January 22, 2017
But other fans argue a trade would be something new and something better for the Cavs.
This game is a perfect reason why Cavs should make the Carmelo trade for Kevin Love.— Omon (@Omo_BE) January 29, 2017