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LeBron James said the Cleveland Cavaliers need a “playmaker” and he and Carmelo Anthony are close friends, but a report released yesterday said the Cavs passed on the Knicks offer to trade Anthony for Kevin Love.  James is not only the star player, but many consider him the GM of the team, orchestrating and approving all trades, so what did he have to say about passing on Melo?

“We got 14 guys in here,” James said after the Cavs’ 116-112 overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings. “We need to be ready every night, who we got in here. We got to play. We can’t play fantasy basketball. We got who we got, and we got to go out and play.”

Cleveland general manager David Griffin offered his take, saying the Cavaliers would keep their plans close to the vest.

“There’s going to be a lot of things written between now and the end of the deadline, and we’re going to be pretty consistent with not telling you any of those things,” Griffin said. “I’ll always try to keep you from driving off the cliff if you’re banging a drum that’s absolutely untrue all the time, but I’m not going to speak to any of those things.”

The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 23.  LeBron and Griffin recently had a meeting about his team depth rant so I’m assuming the GM is trying to cook up something to appease the king.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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