Disgruntled Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks late tonight in a mega-blockbuster trade for a lot of pieces according to Yahoo!’s Marc J. Spears.
The trade also included the Minnesota Timberwolves who received Anthony Randolph and Eddie Curry from the Knicks in exchange for giving the Knicks Corey Brewer and a 2nd round draft pick.
The Nuggets in return for Anthony received PG Raymond Felton, SF Wilson Chandler, SG Danilo Gallinari, and C Timofey Mozgoz. So a total of six Knicks were traded along with two 1st round draft picks for Carmelo.
The Knicks will also receive Chauncey Billups, Renaldo Balkman, Shelden Williams, and Anthony Carter.
The Nuggets are expected in turn trade Gallinari and Mozgoz to the New Jersey Nets for additional 1st round draft picks.
Many experts believe the move cost the Knicks too much talent and draft picks. Melo is not known for his defense or rebounding. He also demands the ball to create his shots much like new Knicks teammate Amar’e Stoudemire does.