DENVER >> The Carmelo Anthony trade saga is finally over.
The Denver Nuggets traded Anthony to the New York Knicks tonight, a league source said. Denver gets Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, the Knicks’ 2014 first-round draft pick, the Golden State 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, former Hawaii star Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman.
Anthony was not at the Nuggets’ practice as the team resumed workouts following the All-Star break.
A source said the Knicks will send Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of the deal.
Nuggets guard J.R. Smith said today after practice, after learning of the trade:
“I mean, it’s just rebuilding first. We gotta go forward with what we got. And try to do the best we can in the playoffs.”
When asked if there’s time this season to salvage a Nuggets playoff run, Smith said:
“I think there is. Our backs have been up against the wall many times before.”