Daily News – August 2, 2017

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Carmelo Anthony reportedly unwilling to waive no-trade clause to join Cavaliers
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The chatter about Carmelo Anthony joining the Cleveland Cavaliers increased earlier this summer, as reports surfaced that Anthony was only willing to waive his no-trade clause for a chance to join the Cavaliers or Houston Rockets.

But according to the New York Post, Anthony has changed his mind and is no longer interested in playing for the Cavs, especially after Kyrie Irving’s recent trade demand.

Instead, Anthony only wants to be traded to the Rockets, a Western Conference contender that boasts Anthony’s buddy Chris Paul and MVP runner-up James Harden. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cleveland Cavaliers Scribbles looking at Kyrie Irving trade possibilities — Terry Pluto
Author:Terry Pluto
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, OHIO — Scribbles in my Cleveland Cavaliers notebook as I try to find out what’s happening on the Kyrie Irving trade front:

1. Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said this about Andrew Wiggins: “We want to sign him to a long-term contract and we want to keep him here.” Taylor told that to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. In addition to owning the Wolves, Taylor also owns that newspaper. Taylor said the Wolves are working on a maximum, five-year contract for Wiggins.

2. If the Cavs are to work a deal for Irving to Minnesota, Wiggins is the most likely Cavs target. Yes, the Wolves could still sign-and-trade him. But that would create some bad blood — unless Wiggins wanted to be part of the deal. As one NBA source told me, Wiggins signing a long-term deal with Minnesota makes it unlikely the Wolves will trade him. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

The Man With The Plan
Author: Joe Gabriele
Publication: Cavs.com

Koby Altman has packed a lifetime’s worth of experience into his 34 years. And with less than two months remaining until Media Day, the Wine and Gold’s new General Manager is just getting started.

The story begins in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where Altman was raised by his mother in a single-parent household. And he can trace a specific memory in that household to the possible genesis of his love for the game of basketball.

”My mom went to UNC for graduate school, and because of Dean Smith, she fell in love with the game of basketball,” recalled Altman. “Afterward, we moved to New York, where my mom was a social worker – and the Knicks became her favorite team. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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