Hopefully, that's the case and the deal is done pending the final buzzer on the NBA All-Star game tonight because similar news has mucked up the NBA trade market for a couple of months by tying up so many moving pieces and draft picks. Just in case, several teams have held out hope and assets to make sure they don't miss an opportunity to cash in on desperate parties trying to move Melo to the Eastern Conference.
With the trade deadline now a handful of days away, something has to give and it according to Ken Berger, the Knicks have quit say, just give him to us and have something, somewhat fair to offer Denver which will certainly make waves in the East for the rest of the season.
The Knicks would send three starters -- Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, and Raymond Felton -- to Denver for Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams and Anthony Carter, sources said Sunday. The Nuggets would get the Knicks' first-round pick in 2014, while Minnesota would get Eddy Curry's expiring contract and Anthony Randolph from New York. Curry would then be waived, and the Knicks would send as much as $3 million to Minnesota to pay his freight.
Close enough, get it done. Then maybe the Pacers can get involved in more deals as the Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics try to shore up their championship hopes while other teams look to shed salary (and hopefully some picks) which look good to the Pacers.
It has been so quiet with only handful of rumors popping up once in a while that aren't related to Melo that there has to be more deals in the works. So
Assuming the deal mentioned above, with or without any Mozgov cocktails thrown in, what do you think of the Knicks after such a drastic change? Can Billups run or will D'Antoni make him? Do the Heat or Celtics bat an eyelash?