Knicks, Cavaliers talking Carmelo Anthony deal?

The New York Knicks seem determined to move their veteran forward before the NBA’s February 23 trade deadline and reportedly have reached out to several teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers.The latest piece of news from the basketball world: The Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers are back in touch regarding a deal that would send Anthony to Cleveland to pair with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving-but Cleveland still isn’t budging on New York’s asking price of Kevin Love.According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne the Cavs are interested in Melo, but not if it requires giving up Kevin Love.Yeah, well good luck. He would certainly be a “play-maker” as LeBron requested, but the Cavs wouldn’t gain a ton should they move Love in exchange for Anthony.That’s usually when the Cavs hang up. Love is a considerably better rebounder and passer, and perhaps even defender.They also visit the Knicks on Saturday.As Shelburne and Stein point out, Anthony’s contract could complicate trade talks with any club.He also has a no-trade clause that he’d need to waive, though he says he hasn’t given NY a list of teams that he’d accept a trade to if it comes about. “It’s something I would have to think about”. I’ve said this before: If they feel like they want to go in a different direction, rebuild and start fresh, then that’s something I will consider.”I don’t know”, Anthony said. “But I think more about my decision and what they’re going to have to go through if anything would happen”.However, it appears that Anthony has yet to have a discussion with the Knicks’ front office – including Phil Jackson – regarding his no-trade clause.