Report: Preliminary discussions centered around Kevin Love deal
The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly discussed a trade centered around Kevin Love, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. Preliminary talks included New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony but have since stalled, Isola reports.
In order for Anthony to be dealt, he would have to waive his no-trade clause but the player says he has no plans of seeking a trade.
Nothing is “happening” in the Celtics attempt to get Love in a three-team deal, according to Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald.
According to the Daily News, the Knicks would receive draft picks and players including Timofey Mozgov, who previously played for New York for part of the 2010–11 season. Mozgov and Anthony were involved in the same three-team deal that brought Anthony to New York.
Anthony is averaging 21.4 points, 4.2 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game. Love is averaging 15.7 points and 10.3 rebounds this season
The Cavaliers sit atop the Eastern Conference at 38–14. The Celtics are third with a 32–23 record and the Knicks are toward the bottom of the conference with a 23–32 record.
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.