Melo’s coming home, the Brooklyn born All-Star was traded to the New York Knicks but the price was not cheap. James Dolan made his decision Monday night and pulled the trigger to get the mission in motion.
The Price for Anthony was steep, the Knicks traded Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler and Rookie center Timofey Mozgov to the Denver Nuggets. They also gave Denver $3 Million in Cash.
The Knicks get Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Renaldo Balkman, and Anthony Carter. In a separate deal, the Knicks traded Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to the Minnesota T-Wolves who in return will send Corey Brewer to play for the Knicks. The moves will not be finalized until the commisioner’s office passes on them tuesday.
The Knicks get Carmelo Anthony but after giving away all the leverage they had and what feels like half their roster. The player wanted to come to New York and get his huge contract extension here, didn’t want to go to jersey or anywhere else. The Knicks had the Nuggets where they wanted them to begin with and should had been able to make this deal with Wilson Chandler and Eddy Curry’s expiring Contracts and something else thrown in to make the deal a bit more sweet.
The Knicks get better now but with question. They will be more fun to watch now than before this trade and will Anthony and Stoudemire figure out a way to play together.
Still on the bright side the Knicks have two of the best scorers around and now they have Chauncey Billups so they shouldn’t have a problem getting to the free throw line.
Anthony’s agent, Leon Rose, said in a statement, “This was a long process and Carmelo is relieved that it is over and he’s thrilled to be joining the Knicks,” Leon also added, “He and I appreciate how the Denver Nuggets and the fans have treated him over the years and Carmelo wishes nothing but the best for the franchise, the fans and the city.”
The Brooklyn native is home and we will see him Wednesday against the Bucks!!
Posted By: Dany L