Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the Knicks, according to a sources that spoke to the Denver Post and New York Daily News.
New York will give up Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Timofey Mozgov, Anthony Randolph, Eddy Curry's expiring contract, their own first round pick in 2014, Golden State's second round picks in 2012 and 2013, and $3 million in cash.
Randolph and Curry will go to Minnesota.
Read more: http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/211225/Carmelo_Traded_To_Knicks#ixzz1EenZQRMl
Going to the Knicks with Anthony will be Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman.
No word on what the Wolves give up. No mention of Brewer or a pick. Commentary will follow when the trade is final, but it's looking like the Wolves really failed to leverage an unbelievable situation and really helped the Knicks here.
-First and foremost, if he is indeed gone, hats off to Corey Brewer. He had his ups and downs but he was a great Timberwolf for his 3 1/2 seasons. It won't be the same without him. Thank you Corey, you will be missed. My favorite Brewer moment was running into him one time after a game. My friend told him he needed a cheeseburger. Brewer laughed. That sums him up pretty well I think.
Man, cap space wouldn't have been useful for someone like Deron Williams. :-(
Oh, and Gerald Wallace being rumored to go to the Cavs?
Yeah... we wouldn't need him either. Anyone that didn't think any other better moves were available with our massive amount of cap space is/was delusional.
But we got Anthony Randolph and Curry. Woohoo! Ughghghgh.
Kahn added in Koufos (nice salary dump of $2M for next season) for Denver's 2015 second round pick. I guess a pick is better than nothing. I'm just glad he's gone, don't care what we got back. Definitely helps the cap situation a little bit for next year at least.
Still, this is just an "entry level deal" that any GM with half a brain should be able to make. That's what it boils down to and why I'm not all that impressed. Kahn didn't even have to do anything here. We were one of only 4 teams that could be involved, they call us up, ask what we want, Kahn says he wants Randolph, and his buddy Donnie Walsh probably figured out the rest to make it work. Kahn stepped in at the last moment (because he finally realized?) how "bleh" this trade was for us facilitating the entire deal, and the two teams allowed him to dump a crappy random small contract. I am all for AR on the team, don't get me wrong. Hopefully something else goes down before the deadline...
Bye bye Brewer, he's had some nice moments that's for sure...
Timberwolves should be 10-11 Roster!
This is what a 3 year plan looks like... and only in the 2nd year. Notice 4 of 5 starters from last two drafts!! Starters Bench PG Curry/ Collison SG Mathews/ Budinger SF DeRozan/ Gomes PF Love/ Blair C Cousins/ Blair Bench Pekovic, Whiteside, A.J. Price, Willie Warren
How did I get here Honestly......
David Kahn, The fact that you mentioned the 2009 Draft wasn't that deep scared me. Second rounders and undrafted players like Mathews, Blair and maybe Budinger would be starting for you now. Though Mathews slipped by everyone which blows my mind doesn't bother me that much.
2009 Draft 1st Round
5) Curry 6) DeRozan 18) D. Collison 28) Budinger 2 Round: Mathews and A.J. Price
09-10 Roster PG Curry, D. Collison and A.J. Price
SG/SF DeRozan, Mathews, Brewer, Gomes and Budinger
PF/C Jefferson, Love, Blair and another Big
Trade Jefferson and Brewer ASAP... Jefferson triangle doesn't work and can't defend, Brewer can't shoot
2010 Draft 1st Round...
4) D. Cousins all the way!!! Going to be best big in the game!!!!
16) H. Whiteside 2 Round W. Warren
Also sign Pekovic
Call me Please T-Wolves.... Jacob you know me, give this to Kuhn!!!!!
Weren't there other teams (or at least one other) out there with cap room to faciliate this deal? I don't think Kahn had much leverage. If Randolph's knee is healthy, he could be your 2nd best player.
@stewsa There were only 3 other teams. The Kings (wouldn't happen, no way they wanted Randolph or to take the money hit with Curry), Cavs (because of LBJ trade exception), and the Raptors (because of Bosh trade exception.) Those are the only teams, along with the Wolves. So as you can see, we had a TON of leverage since it's very unlikely that any of those teams would help out with the trade. The only one I've seen remotely rumored to be doing something at the deadline was the Cavs, and they never came up in a Melo 3-way deal.
"Where I am baffled beyond recognition is why in God's Green Earth did we take on Eddy Curry's $11 million cap figure (what we actually pay him is irrelevant) to allow this to happen. With absolutely no compensation for doing so. This 'gesture' or whatever you want to call it is pretty much unforgivable. Is Kahn seriously trying to do someone a personal favor here? Does he not understand the dire need for the Knicks to move that contract off of their cap figure to get Billups and 'Melo in uniform? Could you have not leveraged the situation to acquire Gallinari or Chandler perhaps in exchange for some light sweetener from our end? He was the gatekeeper, and he blew it."
- That's what I've been saying this entire time. Couldn't agree more.
Oh, and how is AR going to get minutes to improve or show what he can do? Love will still play like 35+ minutes per game, so that leaves the center position and 10 minutes at backup PF per game for Darko/Pekovic/Tolliver/Randolph.
Gosh...I don't know what's fatter Curry himself or his contract. I can't believe this fat ass makes $11 million a year. The world is unfair.
The latest update looks to be AR + Curry to the Wolves, with Brewer going to the Knicks.
That's all we get to be a vital piece to make this trade go down? Fail:
According to ESPN's Chris Broussard, Minnesota is also involved in the deal. The Timberwolves will receive Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry from New York. The Knicks will get guard Corey Brewer.