Should the Cavaliers trade Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony? | The Tylt
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.