Carmelo Anthony Traded To Knicks As Part Of Blockbuster, 12-Player Deal

Carmelo Anthony, along with four other Nuggets and a Timberwolf, will join the New York Knicks in exchange for a package of players, draft picks and cash.

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Carmelo Anthony To Make Knicks Debut Wednesday With Ronny Turiaf In Starting Lineup

Carmelo Anthony’s first game as a member of the New York Knicks will be Wednesday night’s against the Milwaukee Bucks, according to New York Daily News’ Frank Isola. All players have reportedly passes physicals and so forth. That game is scheduled for 7:30 pm ET and will be shown on NBA League Pass unless somebody decides to upgrade its coverage.

Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said his starting lineup for that game and moving forward will be Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Chauncey Billups, Landry Fields, and Ronny Turiaf. Donnie Walsh seems the least satisfied with Turiaf’s presence in that lineup, adding the Knicks are interesting in acquiring a center before the trade deadline.

Turiaf has started about a dozen games this season, near the same number as started by the departed Timofey Mozgov. He’s in his first year with the Knicks, averaging about 18 minutes and five points per game.

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Carmelo Anthony Reportedly Traded To New York Knicks, Ending Months Of Speculation

Carmelo Anthony has finally been traded after the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets reached a deal late on Monday night that would send Anthony to New York. The news broke just a short time after reports surfaced indicating a deal was close. Anthony had been linked to both the Knicks and New Jersey Nets since it was reported he wouldn't sign an extension, though the trade saga dragged on, appearing to near completion multiple times before deals fell through.

The Denver Post reported the deal was official on Monday night on Twitter. The deal involves multiple players and draft picks, with the details passed along by Tom Jolly.

Denver Post: Denver gets Chandler, Felton, Gallinari, Mozgov, Knicks '14 1st, Warriors' 2nds in '12 and '13 and $3 million.

To recap, Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman are headed to New York, with the Knicks sending Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, and Raymond Felton to Denver. In addition to those three, Timofey Mozgov was added to the Knicks final offer at the last second and is headed to Denver, as well. Finally, it appears the Nuggets also picked up three draft picks and cash.

Stay tuned for the latest as it becomes available. For more on the Carmelo Anthony saga, check out our StoryStream.

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Knicks Deny Isiah Thomas' Involvement With Carmelo Anthony Trade Talks

Would it be any fun if the Knicks were doing something and Isiah Thomas wasn’t somehow involved?

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported late Saturday that Isiah Thomas has pushed Dolan behind the scenes to ignore current Knicks president Donnie Walsh’s reluctance to part with both Raymond Felton and Danilo Gallinari in a midseason trade for ’Melo.

When asked about his involvement, Thomas did not exactly deny those rumors. The coach of Florida International University and bug-in-the-ear-of-James-Dolan refused to comment.

Sunday, the Knicks made the rare effort to release a joint statement from owner James Dolan, President Donnie Walsh and coach Mike D’Antoni about the rumors:

"We want to make it abundantly clear that we have been in constant communication throughout this process and the three of us are in complete agreement with everything that we are currently working on. Together, we will do what is best for the long-term success of the franchise. In addition, we want to make it clear that no one from outside our organization has been involved in this process in any way. We will have no further comment at this time."

Raise your hand if you actually believe that.

If the Knicks don’t end up getting Carmelo, you can bet Knicks fans will blame Isiah Thomas’ alledged-tampering with James Dolan. And you can bet Dolan will blame Donnie Walsh. Because while they might be winning again, they’re still the Knicks.

Keep an eye on Knicks blog Posting And Toasting for updates.

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Nets' Four-Team Deal For Carmelo Anthony Is Officially Dead

The longer a blockbuster trade sits and waits, the better the chance it will fall apart. Sick of waiting for the Nuggets to figure out how they want to proceed, the Nets put the kibosh on the deal rumored Carmelo Anthony trade.

The Nets source said this afternoon that the four-team trade was off the table just hours after the Nets issued a 24-hour deadline for Denver to comply. The team source confirmed that the trade rumors had become too much of a distraction, at least for the near future. Rookie forward Derrick Favors and point guard Devin Harris have been forced to answer non-stop questions about their future since the rumors circulated Friday, as they are the chips that would send Anthony to the Nets.

According to one NBA source, the deal may also have been sidetracked by Denver’s insistence that the Nets take on oft-injured forward Kenyon Martin in exchange for Troy Murphy, in addition to the other players involved.

The Nuggets remain steadfast in their desire to keep Anthony in Denver. Coupled with Carmelo’s recent comments that he never demanded a trade, it’s beginning to look like he’ll be staying put for the time being. Still, the Knicks will certainly remain interested in acquiring the All-Star.

Denver Stiffs
will have all the updates and opinion on the near-trade and its fallout.

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