(2009) Carmelo Anthony’s 1st 50 Point Game Comes Against The Knicks
On November 27th of 2009, the Knicks looked at Carmelo Anthony and said this guy is our future, we are going to win a championship with him and we need to make a blockbuster trade soon to get him.
That’s not exactly how it happened but on this day, Carmelo Anthony had a shootout with the Knicks Al Harrington (41 points off the bench), knocking down 17 of 28 shots for his first career 50-point game. Less than 13 months later, the Knicks made a three-team, 13-player trade to land Melo in New York.
Here’s the blockbuster deal that landed Melo.
As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Denver Nuggets with Renaldo Balkman, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter and Shelden Williams to the New York Knicks; the Denver Nuggets traded a 2015 2nd round draft pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves; the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Kosta Koufos to the Denver Nuggets; the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Corey Brewer to the New York Knicks; the New York Knicks traded Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, cash, a 2012 2nd round draft pick (Quincy Miller was later selected), a 2013 2nd round draft pick (Romero Osby was later selected) and a 2014 1st round draft pick to the Denver Nuggets; and the New York Knicks traded Eddy Curry, Anthony Randolph and cash to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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