5 NBA Teams That Would Be Best Potential Fits for Carmelo Anthony Trade

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5 NBA Teams That Would Be Best Potential Fits for Carmelo Anthony Trade
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Can you imagine a world in which Carmelo Anthony doesn't play for the New York Knicks

If you already can, good for you. If you can't, you better start opening your mind to the possibility. 

The closer we get to the trade deadline without the Knicks turning things around and vaulting up not only into the realm of playoff contenders, but also the area that true title contenders hang out in, the more likely it becomes that 'Melo won't last the season in his blue-and-orange uniform. 

Just as was the case when Anthony played for the Denver Nuggets, the Knicks can't afford to let him walk away for nothing. If he opts out of his contract at the end of the 2013-14 season, a possibility becoming more likely with each loss and negative story, New York will get nothing. 

So, it's better to get something now. 

ESPN the Magazine's Chris Broussard reported on Jan. 4 that the Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers were discussing a trade that would swap 'Melo and Blake Griffin. Just about everyone in the world called that one bogus, but this is the start of something. 

A trade between the Clippers and Knicks won't work, but get ready for the rumors about Anthony trades in general. They're coming now that Broussard has opened the floodgates. 

The destinations featured in this article aren't necessarily rumored ones, but they all make sense. That's the key here, as we're looking at the landing spots that actually work from the perspective of the team acquiring the high-scoring small forward. 

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