Three Trade Rumors the Dallas Mavericks Would Do Well to Avoid
Next up is the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes. Everyone already knows that New York is catching on to their mistake of throwing all that money at Melo a few years ago. The no trade clause may have even been the worst decision of all.
Melo and the Knicks will only be attracted by the best offers, reasons that teams like the Cavaliers, Clippers, and Celtics are mentioned most in acquiring the former Syracuse forward. Dallas certainly did not make the short list and probably would not be agreed to by Anthony if a trade deal was struck.
If for some reason Carmelo did want to go to Dallas, the Mavs could probably sell him on the Barnes-Anthony duo after our beloved Dirk retires. But, even with that selling point, the asking price on Carmelo is going to be far too much. Dallas does not want to give away one of their core pieces and they certainly want to avoid trading picks.
Because of that, they are not going to be able to construct a deal that will interest New York at all while still returning something worthwhile. The Mavs will be far better off without even thinking about adding Carmelo Anthony to the roster.
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