Cavaliers turn down Knicks trade proposal of Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love, say reports
Carmelo Anthony has a no-trade clause, but the Knicks are looking for an offer that might make him waive it. AP

THE Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly turned down a trade proposal from the New York Knicks, who were hoping to acquire Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony.

Two years and over $52 million remain in Anthony’s contract, and he has a no-trade clause, but the Knicks are apparently looking to find a deal that will entice him to waive that clause.

Teaming up with James could be tantalizing, but the Cavaliers are not interested in the proposal, according to ESPN.

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LeBron James has called out Cavaliers management for a roster boost, and just a day ago launched a profanity-laced tirade on the team’s lack of depth.

But the MVP had been pointing out the need for a reliable playmaker, and the Cavaliers turned down the proposed swap of forwards.

The trade deadline is on Feb. 23.

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