Carmelo Anthony Trade: Breaking Down the "New" New York Knicks by Position

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Carmelo Anthony Trade: Breaking Down the
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Initially reported by the rapper 50 Cent in the first-ever NBA trade broken by a musician via Twitter ("melo coming new york baby," February 20, 10:47 p.m. EST), Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the New York Knicks in a 12-player, three-pick, three-team deal.

The Denver Post first reported the details: Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman are going to Manhattan, while Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov and the New York Knicks' 2014 first-round pick will set up shop in Colorado.

Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry have also been sent to Minnesota in exchange for swingman Corey Brewer, while the Knicks have sent the Golden State Warriors' 2012 and 2013 second-round picks as well as $3 million in cash to Denver.

Let's cut to the chase: What do these moves mean for the New York Knicks for the rest of the season?

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