Following the news about Kyrie Irving leaving, many were quick to speculate that Carmelo Anthony would move to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In fact, there were reports about the New York Knicks superstar’s willingness to tweak his salary just to make the trade possible. But unfortunately, this seems to be impossible.

According to Bleacher Report, the Cavaliers are not really interested in acquiring Carmelo Anthony. This is a huge surprise, considering Irving’s request to be traded. Actually, there is a plausible reason why the organization is not willing to make it possible.

It is Anthony’s decision anyway

It is really believable that Anthony will move to the Cavaliers. After all, he is among LeBron James’ closest friends. The two have even shared in the past their desire to play together. More importantly, their duo has shown great potential, one that is highly compared to James and Wades’. But unfortunately, fans from Cleveland might not be seeing this dynamic duo after all.

Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that Carmelo Anthony does not want to be traded amid the Irving controversy.

His decision reportedly remains steadfast and might end his legacy with the New York Knicks. However, it is possible that Anthony will go for a trade with the Houston Rockets. The organization reportedly has the better offer among others, or perhaps a better package for the Knicks front office.

When it all began

The rumors about Carmelo Anthony moving away from the Knicks started on July 3. ESPN reported that the NBA superstar is more than willing to waive his no-trade clause for either the Rockets or the Cavaliers.

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Three weeks after, Irving’s request for a trade came to surface. He is basically tired of playing under James’ shadow and wants to pursue a team in which is the focal point. If he is to remain in Cleveland, obviously, it will defeat the purpose. Many believe that this could have somehow affected Anthony’s decision to pursue the Cavaliers. Whether or not it is true, the All-Star player has yet to officially confirm the reports.

Currently, the Rockets have retooled their entire roster with the acquisition of Chris Paul.

The former Los Angeles Clippers point guard was acquired during the offseason. The Cavaliers, on the other hand, are actually not obligated to trade Irving. Nonetheless, they signed Anthony’s former teammate Derrick Rose to a one-year, veteran minimum deal. This happened just a few days after Irving’s desire to be traded surfaced. This offseason is perhaps one of the most dramatic and interesting in the history of NBA.

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