New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is said to be the leader of the team since joining them in 2011. Aside from being the team captain, he is also said to be the heart and soul of the team. But rumors are now spreading that he is being linked to being traded to the Boston Celtics.
Melo, who was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 2003 as their 3rd overall pick, was the franchise player of the Nuggets for eight years. He led the team to seven playoff appearances but all fans were shocked when he asked the Nuggets to be traded and eventually make his ways to the Knicks. And now, reports are saying that same scenario might happen again this time.
According to Mobile & Apps, a brewing NBA trade between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks might happen anytime soon. The proposed deal is suggesting that New York Knicks will send Anthony to the Boston Celtics in exchange for point guard Avery Bradley, small forward Jaylen Brown and power forward Amir Johnson.
The report also says now that the Knicks are said to be in a rebuilding process to upgrade their roster to make up for their lapses defensively, having Bradley and Brown would augment their absence on that spot. Both players are anticipated to give a better improvement on Knicks offensive and defensive end.
As for the Celtics, they will largely benefit on this deal as the report further narrated. Having the 9-time NBA All-Star will immediately boost their offense and could create Celtics own 'Big Three' of Anthony, Isaiah Thomas, and Al Horford.
In a report by Sportsrageous on the latest NBA trade rumors, high expectation is expected both to the Knicks and Celtics as they acquired some notable players in the offseason. The Knicks got the likes of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings who are distinguished players of the league. While the Celtics acquire former Atlanta Hawks superstar Al Horford and deemed to be the foundation of their franchise in the future.
But it seems that both teams didn't meet the expectation on them and a trade deal could be the best option for both of them. The deal might be the turning point of their franchise's future
Will the New York Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Boston Celtics in exchange for three players? Stay tuned for the latest NBA trade rumors and updates.