NBA Rumors: New Carmelo Anthony Trade Scenario Involving OJ Mayo and Grizzlies

January 13th, 2011 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The New York Knicks have contacted the Memphis Grizzlies to help facilitate a trade to bring Carmelo Anthony to New York from the Denver Nuggets, according to league sources.

The trade talks are in the earliest of stages, and it has yet to be confirmed if the Grizzlies and Nuggets are talking as well.

The important player believed to be involved from Memphis is young shooting guard OJ Mayo.

Mayo is a fabulous player, but with the emergence of rookie guard Xavier Henry, Mayo has seen less playing time than last year.

It is unclear which players New York will give up and which team(s) they will go to. However, we can assume the usual names from the Knicks roster are involved, forwards Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and rookie sensation Landry Fields.

If the Knicks cannot acquire Anthony, Mayo would be a great Plan B. Mayo is a very good scorer and is an underrated defensive player.

If the Knicks were to acquire Mayo, he would likely be a trade chip to use in attempt to acquire Anthony from Denver.

According to ESPN the Magazine's Chris Broussard, the Knicks need a first-round draft pick to persuade ...

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