Sixers Rival New York Knicks Trade for Carmelo Anthony

Written By Bob Cunningham On Tuesday, February 22, 2011
It's fun being a Sixers fan, isn't it?

Just when the team starts playing well and is looking like it could be on the cusp of a playoff appearance, a division rival goes ahead and trades for a guy in Carmelo Anthony who could very well be the fourth-best player in the NBA.

Now I know what it's like to be a New York Mets fan and watch the Phillies.

The deal isn't official just yet, but ESPN the Magazine's Chris Broussard is reporting it's a done deal.

According to Broussard, the often-annoying "MeloDrama" is coming to an end via a three-team deal that involved 11 players, multiple draft picks, and a heavy amount of cash changing hands.

Sources tell Broussard the Knicks will send Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Timofey Mozgov, a 2014 first-round draft pick, a 2012 second-round draft pick (via the Golden State Warriors), and a 2013 second-round pick (also via the Warriors), and $3 million in cash to the Denver Nuggets

In addition to Anthony, the Knicks will receive Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman.

New York will then send Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Corey Brewer.

There is also likely some more money that will be changing hands once the deal is finalized.

This deal might not be the dagger in the Sixers' collective heart this season, but if the Knicks are able to put some pieces around Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire next season, it could mean a ton of trouble for Doug Collins and company for years to come.


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