Carmelo Anthony is “close to being dealt” to the New York Knicks, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears. Adding a little urgency to this report, Spears also says the deal could happen “possibly tonight.” There aren’t very many hours left in “tonight,” so according to this report we’re talking about any minute now.
In response to a reminder that Anthony promised at the All-Star Game to be playing for the Nuggets Tuesday night, Spears said, “promises are made to be broken.” Anthony could always take a Nuggets jersey with him to New York, you know.
The Knicks’ reported final offer, which Nuggets coach George Karl prefers to the alternative, means Denver would get Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, and Raymond Felton for Anthony and Chauncey Billups.
The long, ridiculous Anthony trade saga is winding down, by necessity if nothing else as the trade deadline nears. We could be looking at the end of the road sooner than expected, if this report turns out to be accurate.