NBA Trades 2011 | Carmelo Anthony to New York KnicksCategory: Basketball
The Melo-drama has finally ended.
The subject of trade rumors since he declined to sign a 3-year, $65 million extension with the Denver Nuggets last summer, Carmelo Anthony is now with a new team.
Not with the LA Lakers, not with the New Jersey Nets, but with the New York Knicks.
In the Denver-New York trade, Denver will receive Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton and Wilson Chandler as well as a first-round pick and two second-round picks plus $3 million while New York will receive Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Renaldo Balkman and Anthony Carter.
Knicks’ center Timofey Mozgov (the guy in Blake Griffin’s sick poster) was also included in the package as a late addition.
In a separate deal, the Knicks have also traded Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry’s expiring contract to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Corey Brewer.
Carmelo Anthony is part of the much-vaunted NBA Draft Class of 2003 (where the Miami Thrice belongs) where he was selected as the 3rd pick overall by the Denver Nuggets.
In his more than seven seasons spent with the team, Denver reached the playoffs in each of those seven seasons but advanced out of the first round just once. He was a four-time NBA All-Star (was a starter this year), a member of four All-NBA Teams and an NBA All-Rookie First Teamer.
Carmelo had expressed his intention in going to New York since the beginning. He was after all born in Brooklyn and led the Syracuse University Orangemen to the NCAA National Championship in his only year at college in 2003.
He now joins Amare Stoudemire who was signed at the start of the season to form a power duo.
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