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Why They Should Trade Him
While the recent losses cannot be blamed all on Carmelo, the truth is that the Knicks are simply a better team without him right now. The special ability that Jeremy Lin has is that his plays doesn't revolve around him, but rather around his teammates. The Knicks have guys who can knock down shots, and Lin can find them.
Melo can't. And there is no reason for him to do so because of how good he is at scoring himself.
So unfortunately, for all the work the Knicks put in to acquire the former Denver superstar, the person blocking them from success is in fact, Carmelo Anthony.
Life is cruel sometimes.
Which Teams Would Be Interested?
For a superstar like Carmelo, you can bet your life that almost all the teams in the league will be interested. Behind Kevin Durant and LeBron James, Melo is the third best small forward in the NBA, and you can't find that type of talent everyday.
An Example of a Potential Trade
New York trade Anthony to Philadelphia for Andre Iguodala, Craig Brackins and Nikola Vucevic.
Philadelphia needs a closer. New York needs a star who can function without the ball. This trade satisfy both teams' needs.
Granted, Iguodala is not on the same level as Anthony, but he would play great under Mike D'Antoni and alongside Jeremy Lin. He doesn't need to score, and the little things he does all across the board will be much appreciated by the fans in New York.
On the other hand, Carmelo will have the ball in his hands most of the time in Philly, and if there is one thing Anthony can do, it is to put points up on the board. He gives the 76ers the central player to build around on.
Possibility of Anthony Leaving
Not likely right now, simply because Linsanity is still high and Carmelo still need more games to prove that he is not fitting in with the Lin-fuelled Knicks.
But during the summer, when critics will begin to wonder whether New York is Lin's team or Carmelo's team, that's when the trade talks will heat up.