Carmelo Anthony Traded to The New York Knicks

Sachin AroraCorrespondent IFebruary 21, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20:  Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks and the Eastern Conference stands with Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets and the Western Conference after the Western Conference won 148-143 victory in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Carmelo Anthony is headed to the Knicks, according to sources. 

New York will give up a package centered around Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Timofey Mozgov, their own first round pick in 2014, Golden State's second round picks in 2012 and 2013, and $3 million in cash.

Going to the Knicks with Anthony will be Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman.

Why would the Knicks do this?

If Carmelo agreed to join their team this offseason and really set his heart on the Knicks, I don't understand why they had to give up half their team to acquire him, considering the Knicks aren't contending this season. 

A questionable move to say the least. 

From the Nuggets' prespective, Anthony appeared destined to walk, and they really got good value for him. The Nuggets are officially rebuilding at this point, and look for Nene to be the next one to go. 

The Melo saga is officially over, and I'm sure most people are glad to hear about it.

UPDATE: "The Nets are considering sending Harris and Troy Murphy to Portland for Andre Miller and Joel Przybilla, but sources say that deal’s on the backburner. New Jersey would prefer Felton over Miller, sources say," reports Yahoo! Sports writer Marc J. Spears.


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