Tuesday, February 22, 2011


NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Carmelo Anthony and Boobie Smooth attend The Jordan Brand Athlete Carmelo Anthony Launch of Jordan Brand Melo M7 Performance Shoe in Harlem NYC at House of Hoops by Foot Locker on December 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Jordan Brand)

We told you there was more thrills and spills to come. Now the All-Star events are 'so' last weekend, as a blockbuster has hit our NBA TV screens. Carmelo Anthony is finally no longer a Denver Nugget. So all the talk will stop now right? NO! Believe me it's only getting started. The Showtime is now over in L.A, as 'melo has made his way out East, and not to New Jersey. Carmelo has headed to the core of Manhatten to play for the New York Knicks, making this most-improved team stellar and giving them a real good chance of overcoming Florida rivals Miami Heat and their 'superfriends' or even reigning Eastern champs, Boston. Chauncey Billups is also donning, blue and orange giving the Knicks another Mecca talent for Madison Square Garden. This sleeper part of the trade gives the Knicks, their own group of 'superfriends' and who knos Chris Paul may still be on his way this Summer too. More talent is coming New York's way with top backups Anthony Carter and Shelden Williams, plus former Knickerbocker favourite Renaldo Balkman is back in MSG. N.Y. still lose a crop of popular talent that helped them go far in the form of Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, and Timofey Mozgov, plus many draft picks to the Nuggets, but they also send Eddy Curry's expiring contract to Minnesota in exchange for the dunking, sparking talents of Corey Brewer. New York basketball is looking as bright and ignited as Times Square on New Year right now. It's another new day. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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