05:46 PM ET 02.10 | As the NBA trade deadline rapidly approaches, teams are going to start making cold calls for superstars just to see if their current teams will be willing to part ways with them. One such superstar is Carmelo Anthony, who is expected to opt-out of his contract with the Knicks at the end of the season. Players that teams might lose tend to make the best trade chips, and few trade chips are as talented as Carmelo Anthony. But while they may lose him in the offseason, the Knicks aren't going to save face and trade him now as Marc J. Spears from Yahoo! reports there's no chance the Knicks trade Melo.