Carmelo Anthony to Knicks was one of the best trades for Nuggets, per George Karl

Carmelo Anthony
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Former NBA coach George Karl remembered a trade that happened ten years ago. Before the 2010-2011 season, Carmelo Anthony requested to be traded by the Denver Nuggets that was coached by Karl.

The Nuggets could not find a suitable trade for Melo so he started the season in Denver. Finally, in February 2011 Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks in a blockbuster trade.

Melo went to New York along with Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman. In return, Denver received 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.

According to Karl, it was one of the best trades in NBA history for the Nuggets. “Almost 10 years ago, Melo was traded to the Knicks from our Nuggets. That trade hasn’t been reviewed properly still. I strongly believe it was one of the best trades in NBA history – for the Nuggets!” he tweeted.