Carmelo Anthony Trade: What's Next for the New Jersey Nets?

Joey HnathCorrespondent IFebruary 22, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29:  Devin Harris (L) Brook Lopez (C) and Trenton Hassell of the New Jersey Nets reacts after a missed shot by a teammate in the closing minutes of the basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 29, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Nets tied for the worst start to an NBA season with their 17th straight loss. 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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Just like last summer with LeBron James and every other big-name free agent, the New Jersey Nets lost out on the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes.

So now, what's next for the Nets?

It's obvious the Nets will not stay complacent.  One possible trade that is rumored to be in the works is with the Portland Trail Blazers. 

The Nets would ship Devin Harris and maybe another player or two to the Blazers for Andre Miller and Rudy Fernandez.

Another possible scenario is the acquisition of former Knick, Danilo Gallinari.  The Nuggets have been rumored to be shopping Gallinari around the league. 

The Clippers are reportedly offering Minnesota's first-round draft pick for the Italian, and the Cavaliers and Raptors may be in the running as well.

A fan favorite in New York, Gallinari would be a great addition to the New Jersey Nets, giving them another big-name player who will boost attendance and get fans excited about the move to Brooklyn.

The Blazers and Nuggets aren't the only ones the Nets are talking to about working out a trade.  As many as half a dozen teams could be talking with New Jersey about working something out before Thursday's trade deadline.

Could Andrew Bynum be traded to the New Jersey Nets?  What about Marvin Williams?  Richard Hamilton?

Whatever happens, it will be a wild next two days in the NBA and for the Nets.