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The Boston Celtics expressed interest in Carmelo Anthony at the trade deadline

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Not today, you green bastards!

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 trade deadline may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean we'll ever stop hearing about it.

The latest deadline discovery comes from Ian Begley, who says that star forward Carmelo Anthony was of interest to the Boston Celtics:

Prior to the trade deadline, the Boston Celtics expressed interest in obtaining Anthony via a trade with the Knicks, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation.

It is unclear if there were any formal discussions between New York and Boston and if those discussions ever reached an advanced stage. But Boston was informed that Anthony had no desire to leave the Knicks via trade to play for the Celtics, sources say.

On one hand, the Knicks could have gotten a haul from Boston, greatly mitigating the disaster that has been the second half of this season; on the other hand, not wanting to play for the Celtics makes Melo a goddamn hero in my book!

Given how miserable the 31-year-old forward has seemed of late, there's a fair chance he could ask the Knicks could revisit trade proposals over the summer. This Celtics rumor confirms that teams are still interested in acquiring his services. Boston might not be a match, but there are other fish in the sea.

Or Melo could play out his contract and hope to catch onto a winner toward the end of his career. Neither would surprise me.