Proposed Christmas Carmelo Anthony Trade to New Jersey Nets Would’ve Been Awful

January 7th, 2011 by Ian Sherwin Leave a reply »
Rumors of a proposed deal that fell apart around Christmas time were reported last night by ESPN's Chris Broussard on The deal was pretty similar to what has been discussed in the past, but had contained several key differences. 

The Denver Nuggets would have sent Carmelo Anthony and Al Harrington to the Nets. Carmelo obviously would be a great addition to the Nets, a superstar that they so desperately need. Al Harrington, on the other hand, would be added baggage that the Nets could live without. 

The Nets would have to send Troy Murphy to Cleveland so that the Nets could get Cleveland's trade exception. I have no problem saying adios to Troy Murphy, his lack of ability and his over sized contract. I do have a problem with what else the Nets would have to give up in order to get this deal done.

The Nets would not only be sending Murphy, the 2010 NBA Draft third overall pick Derrick Favors, and two future first round picks to Denver, but would also be sending starting point guard Devin Harris to the Nuggets as well. One might ask why would Denver want Devin Harris when they already have Chauncey Billups and Ty Lawso ...

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