“Me and PG[Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George] have a very close friendship,” Anthony stated in an interview with SiriusXM radio, per Ian Begley of ESPN.com.
“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.”
The Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets discussed a deal that would have sent George from Indiana to Cleveland, Kevin Love from Cleveland to Denver and a package that included Denver’s Gary Harris and Denver’s No. 13 pick going to Indiana, according to Ramona Shelburne, Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
Anthony also that a trade that would have sent him to the Houston Rockets was also done but for “some reason…it didn’t go through.”
Both Anthony and George landed in Oklahoma City so they could team up with Thunder guard and MVP Russell Westbrook to take a shot at the Golden State Warriors reign over the NBA and the Western Conference.