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Carmelo Anthony trade rumors: Monday update

Posted on: February 21, 2011 10:02 pm
Edited on: February 21, 2011 10:07 pm
Monday's machinations in the Carmelo Anthony trade rumor mill. Posted by Ben Golliver. trade-deadline

236 days after the first Eye on Basketball post about a potential trade of Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony,a conclusion might be just around the corner, as multiple outlets are reporting a trade of Anthony to the New York Knicks is getting very close.

Ken Berger of reports the latest on Monday night.
The Knicks and Nuggets closed in on a trade sending Carnelo Anthony to New York Monday night, with multiple league sources telling that the trade was on the brink of happening. 
The framework of the deal, which is expected to be completed Tuesday, would send Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov and New York's 2014 first-round pick to Denver for Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams and Anthony Carter, sources said. The Timberwolves were fully on board with the deal, agreeing to take Eddy Curry's expiring contract along with Anthony Randolph from the Knicks. Corey Brewer would go from Minnesota to Denver. 

The Nets, whose pursuit of Anthony was on the verge of ending Monday night, were not fully committed to taking two Knicks from Denver, according to one of the people briefed on the negotiations.
The Denver Post reports calls the trade "imminent."
Indications are that a trade is imminent with the New York Knicks, with only minor details to be worked out before an agreement is reached, a league source said. Multiple outlets, including Yahoo Sports, reported Monday night that the deal was near complete.
Yahoo! Sports calls the trade "close."
Melo is close to being dealt to Knicks, possibly tonight, a source tells Y! Sports.
On Monday night, the New York Daily News reported that Mozgov, who had reportedly been a potential sticking point, would now be included in the deal, but added that the trade isn't complete.
Breaking: source tells Daily News a Knicks-Nuggets deal will include Timofey Mozgov. "It's not done yet," source adds
Yahoo! Sports posted a similar report on Monday night.
Multiple trade possibilities in motion with Knicks-Nuggets on cusp of 'Melo deal. "(Denver) is still haggling with NY," says league exec.  Several league executives talking to New York and Denver believe Knicks have caved and included Mozgov into trade package for 'Melo.
Meanwhile, there is still alternative chatter out there too, as Yahoo! Sports also reported on Monday that an entirely different Anthony trade framework involving the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and New Jersey Nets is out there.
Dallas, Denver and New Jersey have discussed three-way that would land Harris with Mavs and Felton and Mozgov with Nets, source says.
So, in other words, still not done. But inching closer than ever.

Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: February 21, 2011 10:56 pm

Carmelo Anthony trade rumors: Monday update

I'm going to play the part of the devils advocate and ask the question:  Is Melo REALLY good enough for all of this to happen?  I think he is a great player, but a huge difference maker, I don't see it.  I see him being a Nowitski, who is great, but not a sacrifice the future kinda guy.  Melo would make a perfect Pippen, unfortunatley the Knicks don't have a Jordan.  Good luck with all of this.

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2011 10:33 pm

Carmelo Anthony trade rumors: Monday update

deal is done...

dolan ,you're a moron.

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