Carmelo Anthony Trade News: Billups, Richard Hamilton, Anthony Make Solid Three
Carmelo Anthony trade news has slowed down some, but the factors of the deal remain the same:
Anthony must agree to an extension for the Nets to be comfortable trading to get him. The Nets want to hand him three years at $65 million, but Anthony has yet to indicate he would accept those terms. Chauncey Billups has voiced his displeasure with the way the trade situation is progressing, but also said he appreciates Anthony's concerns for his teammates' future.
The Nuggets would like the Nets or Pistons to take on Al Harrington, who has several years left on his deal. Neither team seems to be readily willing to take him, which has slowed down progress as of late. The deal is reportedly involving 13-15 players, so talks remain slow.
However, should the deal go through, it would reunite former Pistons teammates Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton in New Jersey. The two veterans would compliment Anthony well with a new look for the Nets. The new backcourt would draw instant comparisons to the "Big 3" in Miami, and perhaps the Nets would finally be contenders again.
Each player averages solid numbers, and Billups and Hamilton could be just what Anthony needs to balance his play. Melo never became the scoring standout Denver was expecting, drafting him just two places behind LeBron James. But Anthony is still a steady scorer, and will need a supporting cast in New Jersey.
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