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Carmelo Anthony trade to New York Knicks is done

Posted on: February 21, 2011 10:26 pm
Edited on: February 22, 2011 12:07 am
 
Multiple outlets are reporting that Denver Nuggets All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the New York Knicks. Posted by Ben Golliver.trade-deadline

Multiple outlets are reporting on Monday night that our long national nightmare is over: Denver Nuggets All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the New York Knicks.

The Denver Post calls the trade "official" and says Nuggets point guard Chauncey Billups is also headed out of town. 
TRADE official, source told Denver Post. Melo to Knicks ... Melo officially a Knick. And Chauncey leaves the Nuggets for the second time.
Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that the deal is complete.
Two people involved in the discussions confirm Denver Post report (via @nuggets news) that Knicks and Nuggets have agreed to Melo trade.
Here's Berger's full report.
The Knicks and Nuggets agreed Monday night on a trade sending Carnelo Anthony to New York, three league sources told CBSSports.com. "It's done," one of the sources said.
The deal, which is expected to pass through the league approval process Tuesday, is Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov and New York's 2014 first-round pick going to Denver for Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams and Anthony Carter, sources said. The Timberwolves previously agreed to take Eddy Curry's expiring contract along with Anthony Randolph from the Knicks and send Corey Brewer to New York. The Wolves also get $3 million from the Knicks, which will be used to buy Curry out of the few remaining pay checks on his $11.3 million contract. 
Yahoo! News reports...
Carmelo Anthony is now a member of the Knicks, source tells Y! Sports.
The New York Daily News calls the trade done... 
Source confirms Knicks get Carmelo. Deal done
The official trade confirmation news comes shortly after a very full day of Anthony to the Knicks chatter.

Note: This post will update as more information becomes available.  
Comments

Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2011 11:23 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony trade to New York Knicks is done

I rarely comment on major stories like this, but I've been watching this unfold for months now, so I figure I should throw in my two cents. 
I can't believe the Knicks paid this much for Melo in the end, but it just goes to show that the Nuggets executives truly didn't succumb to the pressure from anyone, including the fans, media, or ownership. Both Ujiri and Kronecke should have their contracts extended immediately because they couldn't have done better. 
On the other side of the coin, I've been a closet Knicks fan since the days of Ewing, Starks, and Oakley, and I'm excited to see what the Knicks of the future are capable of. They aren't going to be serious contenders this year, but they'll be a popular free agent destination, much like the Heat were this offseason, and they'll be serious contenders going forward. 
Definitely excited to see how this works out for all parties involved.



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2011 10:49 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony trade to New York Knicks is done

Lost in all this is Balkman goes back to the team that drafted him.LOL, but honestly, the Knicks also got Billups.


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Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony trade to New York Knicks is done

The power of the all-mighty dollar. The nuggets will now fade away again being one the top 5 worst teams in the league for years to come.



Since: Feb 5, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2011 10:35 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony trade to New York Knicks is done

Carmelo Anthony is officially a Knick. Welcome back to NY.



Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2011 10:29 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony trade to New York Knicks is done

Its finally over!!!!!!!!!


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