NBA Trade Talk: Blake Griffin and Carmelo Anthony to swap Clippers, Knicks?

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Could the New York Knicks and LA Clippers agree to a trade?

Blake Griffin's future with the LA Clippers is to come under close scrutiny this summer, with it heavily speculated he could have been dealt away before the February trade deadline.

He frustrated management by injuring his hand by punching a team equipment manager earlier this year, with CBS reporting that he was subsequently suspended by the team without pay.

Griffin has patched things up for now, but has been ruled out of the rest of the Clippers' play-off run with a quad injury, and soon all options will be on the table.

The most eye catching option would be a mega one for one trade with the New York Knicks for All Star Carmelo Anthony.

Fox Sports reports: "Griffin for Anthony isn't a secret. It's long made sense for both sides—even if Griffin walks after one year—and it’d be awesome to see it happen.

"Anthony has a no-trade clause in his contract, but the opportunity to team up with his good friend Paul could be enough to waive it."

Carmelo has been linked away from the Knicks season after season, but remained loyal in New York. Yet the team show little sign of improvement.

They finished 13th in the Eastern Conference with a poor 32-50 record, and at 31-years-old, Carmelo may not be able to resist the chance to join play-off team the LA Clippers, if management strike an interest in Griffin, who is four years younger.