Its been one hell of an offseason for the NBA.
Carmelo Anthony sent shockwaves through the NBA community after waiving his no-trade clause and joined Russell Westbrook and Paul George in Oklahoma City. But what was even more surprising was the comments he made in a recent interview at SiriusXM Radio.
Anthony revealed that he was going to be traded not once, but twice during the offseason. The first trade was set up in July for him to join the Houston Rockets with James Harden and Chris Paul. “A deal was done with Houston early, then for some reason, whatever happened behind-the-scenes, it didn’t go through,” he said. “It fell through, then we had to really start paying attention and thinking about other options.”
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) September 28, 2017
Then Anthony dropped another bomb: “It was funny because me and PG was supposed to be in Cleveland on draft night”. The All-Star continued.
We were communicating about that. The deal was actually done, and it got called off on draft night, so me and PG stayed connected throughout the course of the [offseason]. We never even talked about OKC, though.
Imagine if Melo got traded to the Cavaliers or the Rockets? It probably would’ve affected where Kyrie Irving and Dwayne Wade would’ve landed.