Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Why the New York Knicks Shouldn’t Panic

January 11th, 2011 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »
The Nets, Nuggets and Pistons have been negotiating feverishly over the past few days, trying to agree upon a trade that would center around Carmelo Anthony taking his talents to New Jersey (and later, Brooklyn) to play for the Nets.

While it’s been Anthony’s preference to play under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden with the Knicks all along, sources say he is warming up to the idea of playing right across the Hudson River.

This newfound interest from Anthony (apparently) comes partially from the now added bonus of playing with the Pistons’ Richard Hamilton in New Jersey. The Pistons were not previously involved in negotiations.

The proposed deal also would reunite Hamilton with his former backcourt mate of the 2004 championship winning Pistons, Chauncey Billups. However, Billups, who would reportedly head to New Jersey as well, has made it clear he will seek a buyout immediately if traded.

While Hamilton is an NBA champion, his scoring has seen a decrease this season more so than in previous years. He is growing older and has not played at the all-star level he perhaps once was capable of. He and Anthony w ...

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