If Carmelo Anthony is traded to the Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets, or the New York Knicks the Eastern Conference would be the dominant Conference. All of these teams with the addition of Carmelo Anthony would be a favorite in the East. The Miami Heat are always going to be a favorite in the next six years anyway, but if say a team like Chicago got Carmelo they are immediately a favorite. He is a dynamic player who averages about 30 points a season and elevates his game in the playoffs. The Bulls have a playoff team right now and with an addition like this i think they are better than the Heat. They have more role players than the Heat.
The New Jersey Nets are the Front-runners to get Carmelo right now. I don't know if they would be a championship contender right away, but in two years are a strong team. They are just too young right now, and inexperienced coming off a very poor season. Devin Harris and Carmelo on the same team would be a great duo, but in the end it wouldn't be enough to overthrow the Celtics, Heat, Bulls, and Bucks.
The New York Knicks are the final team really trying to get Anthony. If the Knicks get Anthony right away they are a playoff team and championship contender. They picked up Amar'e Stoudemire in the free agency. Carmelo would fit in well with this team too, with the fast paced coaching style of their head coach Mike D'Antoni.
I believe Anthony will be traded to the Nets which I also don't feel is a smart move for him. He would have more success at Chicago or New York. If he goes to the Bulls they will be better than the Heat. Feel free to leave a comment expressing your opinion on what you think will happen.
Thank you for reading, Caleb J. Fish