Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri confirmed to NBA.com's David Aldridge Monday night. Anthony was traded to the Knicks Monday after seven months of rumors threatened to destroy the Rocky Mountains. The Nuggets received Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari and New York's 2014 first-round pick. The Knicks grabbed 'Melo, Chauncey Billups, Renaldo Balkman, Anthony Carter and Shelden Williams. To assist with the swap, the Minnesota Timberwolves sent Corey Brewer to the Knicks and took back Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry.
Ujiri confirmed the parameters of the trade, and told Aldridge that Denver planned to keep the new Nuggets. There had been rumors Monday that Denver planned to execute the trade with the Knicks and flip at least a couple of the players -- reportedly Felton and Gallinari -- to the New Jersey Nets for two first-round picks. Ujiri is denying that the Nuggets will execute such a deal.
All told, it's a hefty pull for a player who was going to be a free agent in all likelihood, and who is a top-15 player in the NBA at best.