The Carmelo Anthony trade saga has finally come to an end, according to a report from The Denver Post. The Post's Benjamin Hochman and Chris Dempsey report that Anthony has been dealt to the New York Knicks as part of a massive trade.
Unfortunately for the Detroit Pistons, the Melo trade does not involve them. Last month when it looked like Anthony might be traded to the Nets, the Pistons were rumored to be one of the teams involved in the talks. Had the deal gone through, Detroit would have gotten rid of Richard Hamilton and cut some salary in the process by taking on an expiring contract or two. The talks fell apart, however, and now Anthony is headed to the Knicks.
The trade between the Denver Nuggets and Knicks does not involve the Pistons, but it does include the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves. Here is the main compensation for this trade:
Knicks get: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman.
Nuggets get: Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, New York's 2014 first-round pick, Golden State's 2012 second-round pick, Golden State's 2013 second-round pick and $3 million in cash.
In addition, the Knicks will trade Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to the Timberwolves.