The deal is not done yet, but it looks for all the world as though Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony is headed to the New Jersey Nets.
The trade that will send him there also appears to involve the Detroit Pistons, who will send guard Richard Hamilton to New Jersey in return for two big men.
Guards Chauncey Billups and Anthony Parker would accompany Carmelo to New Jersey in the proposed deal, with a hefty package headlined by Devin Harris and Derrick Favors going to Denver in return.
The Nuggets stood to lose Anthony at some point, or so it seemed for some time, so they have to be happy with the package they will reportedly receive in exchange for their three-time All-Star.
David Aldridge is the main source on this story, and he says the only remaining sticking point could be appeasing the Pistons.
All around the league, when blockbuster deals like this one go down, the tremors reverberate and cause reactionary moves.
The sheer displacement of players—not to mention the changes made to the competitive landscape of the league—could force the hands of a number of teams while staying those of others.
Read on for the 10 biggest changes this deal could bring about in the NBA landscape.