Carmelo Anthony believed he was on the verge of being traded by the New York Knicks to the Cleveland Cavaliers on draft night. In the trade scenario discussed, the Cavaliers would have also acquired Paul George.
The Indiana Pacers nearly traded George to the Cavaliers in a three-way involving the Denver Nuggets, but the deal fell through. The Pacers ultimately traded George to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
"Me and PG have a very close friendship," said Anthony. "Actually, it was funny because me and PG was supposed to be in Cleveland on draft night. We were communicating about that. The deal was actually done and it got called off on draft night, so me and PG stayed connected throughout the course of the season."