Vote: Who’s traded first? Kyrie or Carmelo?

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks and Kyrie Irving of the Cavaliers are both looking for a new place to play.

Kyrie Irving and Carmelo Anthony. They have kept the NBA offseason going on and on and on … and before you know it, training camp will be here.

Question is, will Irving still be a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers?

Or how about Anthony? Will he still be playing for the New York Knicks? Or will the Houston Rockets be his new team? Or hey, maybe it will be the New Orleans Pelicans. Who really knows?

The answer is probably not something Irving or Anthony know. Actually, Anthony may have some idea, as he has a no-trade clause in his contract. He reportedly only wants to play with Chris Paul, James Harden and the Rockets — though Anthony is said to still be open to LeBron James and the Cavaliers (provided Irving stays).

Our question to you is, who gets traded first? Kyrie? Or Carmelo?

Give us your best guess by placing your vote, and leave your thoughts in the comments section below. We read every last one and try to respond as time permits. As always, we look forward to seeing what you have to say.

Who will be traded first?

Kyrie Irving
Carmelo Anthony
Both will be traded on the same day
Neither. Both stay with current team.


5 Comments on "Vote: Who’s traded first? Kyrie or Carmelo?"

  1. At this point I don’t see how Melo ends up in Houston. I don’t think they have the assets that other teams will want to facilitate a trade. Anderson’s contract is the one that’s hard to move and is the one that appears to be holding up the trade. Secondly, while he may still be open to a move to Cleveland, I don’t see it getting done and being able to retain Kyrie at the same time. I think its possible the Cavs can work a deal that has them landing Melo and Bledsoe, losing Kyrie but retaining Kevin Love. Though it would likely mean no extra draft pick or a Josh Jackson type player coming.

    Cavs get Melo, Bledsoe
    Knicks get Kyrie, Frye, Bender
    Suns get Schumpert, Ntilikina, Pick/s

    The Cavs stay relevant and in win now mode for another two seasons minimum, the Knicks get younger with Kyrie being the leader, and the Suns continue building what they have started. Imagine the Cavs with Rose and Bledsoe in the back court, LeBron and Melo switching between the forward spots and KL as the centre, It would be ridiculous offensively and a nightmare for other teams, even GSW to match up against.

  2. The ideal, and very realistic scenario for the Cavs roster this season:

    C Thompson, Bogut?, Tavares
    PF Love, Bosh?
    SF James, Green, Korver
    SG Josh Jackson?, Tony Allen?, JR Smith
    PG Bledsoe?, Rose, Calderon

    Okay, so let’s say the Suns eventually come to the realization that they are not going to get Irving without giving up either Booker OR Jackson in return. They know that Booker is more valuable to them now than the unproven Jackson. They finally agree that 2 years to try and win with Booker and Irving as their backcourt duo is a much better chance than without Irving. Insert rookie Josh Jackson and veteran Eric Bledsoe into a Cavs uniform. The Cavs then make another small move – a salary dump type of deal to rid themselves of a few contracts such as Frye, Shumpert, Felder… this will make room for the cavs to sign free agent defensive beast Tony Allen, a fully recovered and motivated Andrew Bogut, and assuming Chris Bosh is blood clot-free and cleared to return via the Cleveland Clinic,… BAM, we have a deep, well-balanced roster that actually has a shot at taking down that super-team out west. These are all moves that could very realistically happen, and should happen. I think Phoenix eventually wakes up and realizes that they have a shot at winning now with Booker and Irving, so losing Jackson is well worth the risk.

  3. Wayne Smith | August 8, 2017 at 8:30 am |

    That’s funny. The Suns have a shot at winning now with Irving.

  4. Wayne Smith | August 8, 2017 at 9:05 am |

    Melo for Kyrie isn’t happening. +

  5. Wayne Smith | August 8, 2017 at 10:32 am |

    Neither team is at a position of strength. The league knows both players need to be moved. Though Cavs are in a little better position than the knicks, I don’t think either will fetch a kings ransom. Legally, both teams can just bring Melo & KI to their respective camps. But both WILL be a giant distraction to moving forward. For the Cavs attempt to return to the finals, and the knicks youth movement. Neither player’s so-called value is gonna change, that’s already baked in the cake. Their individual situations will determine what the teams will be able to get for each player. I don’t think either team benefits from bringing Melo or Kyrie to camp because it won’t raise their value and it will probably get ugly.

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