"Now, the Clippers are a team. Right now, they're not good enough with the Heat or the Pacers. Blake is not good enough,"
a source close to the Clippers said of that scenario. Bleacher Report -
It's likely the only trade that Anthony would demand, and it might be the only trade that would make Clippers owner Donald Sterling reassess his position that, according to a second source close to the Clippers, he "would never sign off on a trade of Blake." Bleacher Report
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The source close to the Clippers said Sterling might see Anthony as a major financial kicker to get the Fox renewal done and improve his franchise's value, which is average for an NBA team, approaching $500 million, according to Forbes—but it's growing. Sterling would have Anthony until at least 2015, when his current contract expires. As a businessman, Sterling is trying to go toe-to-toe with the Lakers, who have an exclusive deal with Time Warner Cable SportsNet, and a finalization with FSPT would spark a financial jump.
"If Melo demands it, and James Dolan has a chance to get Blake Griffin or another superstar that makes sense, he may pull the trigger,"
a source close to the Knicks said. Bleacher Report
But even with CAA's tight and discombobulated foothold on the organization, another source close to the team said it should pull the trade off "in a heartbeat," because the Knicks "aren't going anywhere until 2015"—and at least with Griffin, they have a young star they can build around through 2017, which is when his contract expires. The source said the Knicks should go into rebuilding mode without Anthony, who could simply leave the Knicks in the dust. Why not prepare now? Bleacher Report
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Knicks might get some draft picks with griffin....better then having nothing