Ready or not, here come the playoffs for the Cleveland Cavaliers. “Well, it’s here now,” Lue said of the postseason on Wednesday. “All the talking is over, what we can do and what we’re going to do. It’s here. So, we got to put up or shut up.”
“I feel good,” Lue said. “As long as we’re healthy, I think we can win. So, health is the most important thing. We chased the No. 1 seed; we lost two games to Hawks that we should’ve won, but we didn’t. So now we’re here. It’s going to be a tough road, whether you’re first seed, second seed or third seed. The Eastern Conference had gotten better, and we understand that. And we have to play better, so we understand that. The challenge is here, and we’re up for the challenge.”
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN
Knicks, OKC Come to Agreement on Deal for Melo
The New York Knicks have agreed to trade 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told ESPN on Saturday.
The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick (via the Chicago Bulls) to New York, league sources said. Anthony, 33, will waive his no-trade clause and his $8.1 million trade kicker to accommodate the deal, league sources told ESPN.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
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Enes Kanter After Being Traded:’Beat the Warriors For Me’
Shortly after learning he was being traded from Oklahoma City to the New York Knicks, center Enes Kanter posted a video thanking the Thunder organization, its fans and the city, and imploring the team to beat the Golden State Warriors.
“Please beat the Warriors for me,” Kanter said in a heartfelt goodbye video posted to his Instagram account Saturday afternoon. “Please, I’m gonna be watching that game, so please beat the Warriors for me.” Kanter is set to be traded to New York as part of a deal that will send 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder, sources told ESPN.
Source: SN Staff on ESPN