NBA Trade Rumors: Blake Griffin To Celtics, Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony To Clippers Highlight Blockbuster Seven-Player Deal

NBA trade rumors are nothing new to New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony and Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin. Yibada reports that the Clippers would be Anthony’s top choice if he was traded by the Knicks, and that Griffin would be a likely part of any deal with Los Angeles involving Carmelo Anthony. According to the Sporting News, the Boston Celtics are targeting Blake Griffin in the trade market, as they continue to work on a potential deal to add another impact player to their roster.

CBS Sports opines that the Celtics may have the best group of trade assets in the NBA in terms of being able to make a major deal for a star player. Small forward Jae Crowder, power forward Amir Johnson, point guard Marcus Smart, and the two first-round picks that Boston has the rights to via Brooklyn are all prominently mentioned as probable trade chips if the Celtics swing a deal prior to the NBA trade deadline in February.

Marcus Smart, Amir Johnson and Jae Crowder
Marcus Smart, Amir Johnson and Jae Crowder [Image by Michael Dwyer/AP Images]

The latest NBA trade rumors are promoting the possibility of a blockbuster swap between the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, and Los Angeles Clippers. The parameters of this rumored proposal are as follows: the Celtics would receive Blake Griffin, small forward Wes Johnson, and combo guard Sasha Vujacic. The Knicks would come away with a haul that includes Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson, Marcus Smart, and the Nets’ first-round draft pick in 2018. The Clippers would round out the festivities by acquiring Carmelo Anthony.

This appears to be a roughly even trade for the Boston Celtics, as they would enjoy an upgrade at power forward with Blake Griffin, but suffer a downgrade at small forward. Wes Johnson would probably be the starter if this trade goes…