The Golden State Warriors are the runaway favorites to win the NBA title next season thanks to their acquisition of superstar forward Kevin Durant. With two-time MVP Stephen Curry and All-Stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, other teams must make major moves this season to be at par with the West “super team”.
One blockbuster trade is being suggested at Fox Sports, on how other teams, like the Cleveland Cavaliers, can try to match the Warriors’ firepower next season.
NBA analyst Andrew Lynch admitted that Kevin Love played a vital role in last year’s NBA Finals but he sees the Cavaliers as a better team if they can ship the power forward to the New York Knicks for Carmelo Anthony.
“Things changed this offseason, however. With Kevin Durant in Golden State, the Cavs’ current lineup probably won’t cut it, so we’d love to see Melo join forces with LeBron and Kyrie Irving to take on the Warriors,” Lynch said.
He added, “The Knicks would acquire a younger power forward and move on from Melo’s exorbitant contract. Although there might be some questions about how Love fits into New York’s front line, Kristaps Porzingis’ versatility would allow the Knicks to move Porzingis to center in the long-term or play Love/Porzingis/Joakim Noah together, with Porzingis using his quickness and length to bother opposing small forwards while Love sticks with the bigger man.”
This NBA trade rumor was also discussed last season when both the Cavaliers and Knicks were struggling. Since LeBron and Melo are close friends off the court, this speculation remains a possibility. Fans point to the time when LeBron joined good friend Dwyane Wade in Miami to form the “super friends”.
Anthony has also created a good chemistry with Cavs PG Irving when both represented Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics where they won the gold medal.