Carmelo Anthony trade rumors were kicked up somewhere between eight and 12 notches today, when it was reported that the Los Angeles Lakers were in preliminary talks to acquire the talented forward from the Denver Nuggets.
According to ESPN's Chris Broussard, the Nuggets and Lakers had begun bandying about a swap that would send Carmelo to the Nuggets for promising young center Andrew Bynum straight up.
However, this got us thinking. How else could Carmelo wind up in Los Angeles?
So, we've compiled 10 potential deals that could send Anthony to the Lakers. Because a third team isn't required to make the deal possible, we've tried to avoid those scenarios.
We'll tell you why each team would make the trade, and why it will (or won't happen). Let's fire up the trade machine and get crackin', shall we?