Carmelo Anthony is no longer a Denver Nugget. The Denver Post reported Monday night that Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks in a blockbuster deal. Denver will reportedly send Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman to New York. The Nuggets get Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, Wilson Chandler, New York’s 2014 first-round draft pick, Golden State’s 2012 second-round pick and 2013 second-round pick along with $3 million in cash.
“I’m glad its over,” Nuggets coach George Karl said. “I’m glad it’s an opportunity to reinvent. I think everybody handled it as classy as you could handle it. There’s some sadness to it, there always will be.”
According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Minnesota is also involved in the deal. The Timberwolves will receive Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry from New York. I know LaLa his lovely wife is extra happy she’s going to be kicking it more in the NYC. The Knicks will get guard Corey Brewer. Denver selected Anthony with the third overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. He has averaged 24.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game over his first seven seasons.