During a recent pickup basketball game at UCLA, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony appeared to torch the competition by forming an unguardable one-two punch.
In case you had any doubt that two scoring threats like Irving and Anthony could mesh well as teammates, they put that to rest by showing their superlative chemistry against several current and former NBA players.
The two helped the United States win gold in Rio last summer and have shown before that they have what it takes to play alongside one another.
Seeing Irving find Anthony on the wing, and watching them efficiently run the pick-and-roll, can only whet the appetite of Cleveland fans about Anthony possibly playing in a Cavaliers uniform next season.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Anthony has no interest in returning to the Knicks. One team that has often been mentioned as a potential trade destination for the 14-year veteran is the Houston Rockets, where he would form a Big Three with Chris Paul and James Harden.
But Cleveland is without a doubt a spot where Anthony could land.
We've witnessed what he can do playing with his friend LeBron James on a number of Olympic occasions. This pickup game gave us all a reminder of how perfectly Anthony fits alongside Irving as well.
-- Josiah Turner