Carmelo Anthony traded to New York Knicks

Little did Amare Stoudemire know that in one day, Carmelo Anthony would be his teammate.

The trade buzz surrounding Carmelo Anthony has been going on seemingly for ages. The New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets were the last ones standing. Today, Anthony was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the Knicks for Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, and Timofey Mozgov. The Knicks get Anthony, former All-Star point guard Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter, and Renaldo Balkman. The Minnesota Timberwolves were also involved, sending shooting guard Corey Brewer to the Knicks in exchange for the mega-bust Eddy Curry and Anthony Randolph. New York was his first preference, as he is from New York and went for one season to Syracuse University. He previously expressed his desire to leave Denver and go to New York, annoying the front office and infuriating Nuggets fans. Anthony is a free agent after the season. One new career change for Anthony: his number. He has been #15 his whole career as a Nugget and with the Orange. #15 was retired by the Knicks for both Earl Monroe and Dick McGuire. The Nets looked like frontrunners for a while, and they wanted the 26-year old to be the centerpiece of their franchise and they will be moving into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The hopes were dashed, and ‘Melo got what he wanted: home, sweet home.

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2 Responses to Carmelo Anthony traded to New York Knicks

  1. Can’t believe the Knicks gave up that much. It’s going to be hard to compete with the other Eastern contenders without a bench.

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