Looks like the Miami Heat won’t be alone as a superstar laden team.
With the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks finally reaching a deal that sent Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups, as well as a few other players, to the Knicks for Danillo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Timofey Mozgov, Raymond Felton, and three draft picks to Denver, the Eastern Conference suddenly has another team to add to an already lengthy list of NBA Finals contenders. Boston, Miami, Chicago, and Orlando all suddenly have company at the top with the Knicks becoming immediate contenders.
Prior to joining New York, Anthony was experiencing a drop off from last season’s career numbers. His 25 points per game on 45 percent shooting is nothing to look down upon, but considering he is coming off of a season where he was averaging a near career high 28 points, one wonders how much of an impact Carmelo will have on his new team. Anthony will join another one of the most prolific and pure scorers in the league in Amare Stoudemire as the duo forms one of the strongest and dangerous front courts in the league.