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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