The New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers could be doing a trade that would shock the basketball nation. The Cavs still are looking to upgrade their roster in order to compete with the Warriors super team who in the summer acquired Kevin Durant.
According to Sportsrageous, Knicks president Phil Jackson blamed head coach Jeff Hornacek for the limited usage of the triangle offense. In their last 7 games this season, Hornacek normally uses a faster tempo of offense.
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is having trouble coping up the triangle style of offense. But since it is Jackson's instructions to use the triangle offense for the Knicks, Anthony has no other choice but to follow.
Aside from that, Anthony still has not won an NBA championship despite being an elite player for 13 seasons in the league. And according to HNGN, Carmelo Anthony could end up joining the NBA defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
If this trade were to actually happen, it would send the basketball world into a frenzy. If Melo were to go to Cleveland then you could virtually write down Cleveland vs. Warriors in the championship game anytime of the day. But for real this would go down in NBA history.
According to an article from Jobs & Hire, if this trade pushes through, the Cleveland Cavaliers will have a new "Big 3" which can be the core of a new "Super Team." However the NBA will probably veto the trade since NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks having two super teams is not good for the league.
Chemistry wise, the winners of this deal would clearly be the Cavaliers and most of you are probably confused as to why the Knicks would make such a lopsided trade. However if the Cavs add a future draft pick or some role players atleast then the deal might not be so uneven.
Carmelo Anthony would be an ideal fit next to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, particularly against smaller lineups like the thier rival the Warriors. The Cavs would still have plenty of size to contend with more traditional lineups, even without the six-foot-ten Love on the roster. Tristan Thompson, Channing Frye, and Chris Andersen give the Cavaliers front line depth and size when the team needs to go big on the court.
Anthony would give Cleveland another elite scorer to aid in their attempt to retain the NBA Championship next season. On record if this post-trade lineup happens it could potentially be a big season turn around for both teams and very deadly for the others as well.