Carmelo Anthony will have a New York address in a matter of hours now, and the dominoes have already started to fall.
The beginning of the aftermath occurred the morning of Feb. 23, when Deron Williams was sent to New Jersey in exchange for guard Devin Harris, forward Derrick Favors, two first-round draft picks and a briefcase full of cash.
The move that New Jersey refuses to call "Plan B" guts a good share of their current roster for a proven top five (or three in some circles) point guard in the NBA.
This move will not be the last before the trade deadline, but it could be the trade with the most impact on the NBA itself.
Once again, more power is shifting to the Eastern Conference, and it's not limited to Deron Williams. Now that Deron has moved East to the Nets, if he chose to stay there, he would undoubtedly attract another top NBA name to join him in the team's future home, Brooklyn.
That player/ those players are not sure to come from the West, but there is always a chance that this trade sets off even more dominoes that snatches star power away from the Western Conference.
I'm not here to tell you if this was the acquisition that the Nets needed. I'm also not here to say if Carmelo made the right choice in going to the Knicks. I'm here today to ask and to answer a very important question.
Who would you rather have if you're the Nets?
I went through everything these players can bring to the table, and have come up with a winner as to whom the Nets would rather have in the long run. As always, feel free to comment and discuss these categories and even come up with some of your own in the comments section below.
(Please remember that constructive comments will be answered, not biased ranting)