— Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the New York Knicks. Finally.
A saga that started this summer when Anthony and his representatives told Denver officials he would opt out of his contract and leave as a free agent if not traded — and that he would only sign an extension with the Knicks — has ended with Anthony getting what he wanted, according to the The Denver Post. (This has been confirmed by ESPN, Yahoo and other sources.)
Denver gets Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, the Knicks 2014 first-round draft pick, the Warriors’ 2012 second-round pick, the Warriors’ 2013 second-round pick and $3 million in cash. Anthony will go to New York, along with Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman.
Minnesota also is part of this deal, sending Corey Brewer to the Nuggets and getting Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry’s expiring contract from the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony did not take part in Nuggets practice Monday (although he was set to be on Conan O’Brien’s show Monday night). Chauncey Billups did practice but refused to speak to media when leaving the facility.
The Nuggets also have had talks about flipping some of those Knicks assets — specifically Felton and Gallinari — back to the Nets for picks, possibly in a three-team deal that includes Devin Harris and the Mavericks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.