The Denver Post is reporting that Carmelo Anthony, the Nuggets star forward and NBA All-Star, has been traded to the New York Knicks in a package that will send him to the Big Apple alongside Chauncey Billups, Renaldo Balkman and Shelden Williams.
In return, the Knicks will give up Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton and their 2014 first-round draft pick. New York will also send the expiring contracts of Eddy Curry and Anthony Randolph to Minnesota who will, in turn, ship Corey Brewer to Denver.
It is unclear at this time if these are the final parameters of the deal, as it had been stated that Denver wanted Timofey Mozgov to be a part of the deal. Carmelo will now sign a three-year, $65-million extension with the Knicks to make the deal official.
The Nets, who had also been long-rumored to be interested in acquiring Anthony, may try to make a deal for Gallinari in the upcoming days, though no confirmation has been given on that end as well. New Jersey owner Mikhail Prokhorov had met with Anthony this past weekend and stated his happiness with how the meeting went and how their pursuit was disrupting New York’s offer.
Anthony is averaging 25.2 points-per-game this season and had fallen out of favor with his teammates as trade speculation grew larger.
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