Thunder F Carmelo Anthony said a Draft night trade that would have sent him to the Cavaliers this past April fell apart.
The deal would've also included Paul George, who was still with the Pacers at the time and is now Anthony's teammate on the Thunder.
"Me and PG have a very close friendship," Anthony said Thursday while appearing on SiriusXM. "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."
Anthony also said a deal was in place earlier this offseason to send him to the Rockets, with that falling apart as well. It was reported over the summer by Frank Isola of the NY Daily News that a potential deal to send Anthony to the Rockets was at "the two-yard line."
The 33-year-old Anthony was traded by the Knicks to the Thunder over the weekend in exchange for C Enes Kanter, G Doug McDermott, and a second-round draft pick.
After deals with other teams failed to materialize, Anthony agreed to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Thunder in advance of the Knicks opening training camp on Monday.