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NBA experts: Carmelo Anthony not what the Cavaliers need

NBA experts: Carmelo Anthony not what the Cavaliers need
Published On: Wed, Jun 07
Nov 10, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) is fouled by Toronto Raptors forward Anthony Bennett (15) at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

So would Carmelo Anthony have made any difference if he were decked in wine and gold this June and the Cavaliers pulled the trigger on the Knicks All-Star before Februarys trade deadline?

Does San Francisco need another bay?

No, NBA insiders believe Anthony would not have been an important addition against the sleek, fleet machine of the Warriors, who lead the NBA Finals 2-0 after two straight blowouts in which theyve rung up 113 and 132 points.

If the Cavaliers are swept, figure Cleveland looks to do something major in the offseason " with LeBron James no doubt pulling the strings for his longtime buddy despite his increasing rep as a poor defender. In-season adds of Deron Williams and Kyle Korver have not been the answer against Golden State.

In regards to this series and matching up versus Golden State, I dont see how Carmelo would have made an impact in this series, said former Nets assistant general manager Bobby Marks, who is now the Verticals trade analyst. The defensive side of the ball would have been a major issue since Cleveland would not be able to hide him. Plus who does he guard? Draymond [Green]. Carmelo at this stage is best in the half court. Ty Lue has made it clear that this Cleveland team is best getting up and down the floor. Plus he would have trouble scoring with [Kevin] Durant or Green on him.

Indeed, one NBA assistant coach said Anthony is best at isolation and the Warriors defense is so ferocious, isolationists and players who dont move the ball feed into Steve Kerrs defensive game plan. Also, James is struggling enough with Durant. Imagine Anthony.

Plus, if the Cavaliers had somehow made the Knicks deal, they would have had to depart with Kevin Love, who hasnt been the problem. In Game 1, Love scored 15 points, along with 21 rebounds and three blocks. He followed that up with 27 points, seven rebounds and two steals on 12- of-23 shooting in Game 2. His minus-8 was second-best on the Cavaliers.

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