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Carmelo Anthony trade: Sources say Nuggets agree to trade forward to the Knicks

February 21, 2011 |  8:16 pm


Carmelo Anthony, the Denver Nuggets' perennial All-Star forward, has been traded to the New York Knicks, according to several media outlets.

The 6-foot-8 sharpshooter, who has been the center of trade speculation all season since refusing to sign a contract extension with Denver, will go to New York along with point guard Chauncey Billups, center Shelden Williams, point guard Anthony Carter and forward Renaldo Balkman in exchange for forward Wilson Chandler, point guard Raymond Felton, forward Danilo Gallinari, center Timofey Mozgov and a 2014 first-round draft pick plus additional picks and cash.

The Denver Post was the first to report the deal, citing a league official.

Anthony did not participate in the Nuggets' practice on Monday and Billups left the team's workout without speaking to reporters, according to the Post.

Nuggets Coach George Karl was quoted by the Post afterward as saying: "I'm glad its over. I'm glad it's an opportunity to reinvent. I think everybody handled it as classy as you could handle it. There's some sadness to it, there always will be."

The Post also reported that the Knicks will send big men Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to Minnesota for forward Corey Brewer as part of the deal.

--Dan Loumena

Photo: Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony (15) and potential new teammate Amare Stoudemire of the Knicks square off in the NBA All-Star game on Sunday at Staples Center. Credit: Gary Hershorn / Reuters