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Carmelo Anthony Trade: Timberwolves Reportedly Involved In Possible Three-Way Deal

Carmelo Anthony has been trying to get to New York since this summer, and if a rumored trade finally comes through, he could finally make it. The newest trade rumor is that the Nuggets and Knicks are working on a three-way deal to bring Carmelo to New York, and would reportedly involve the Minnesota Timberwolves.

According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, the Timberwolves would send a first-round pick and Corey Brewer to Denver in exchange for Knicks forward Anthony Randolph.

In the proposed trade, New York would send Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to Minnesota and the Timberwolves would send Corey Brewer and a first-round pick to Denver. Denver would also receive Wilson Chandler from New York.

it seems like an awful steep price to pay for Anthony Randolph, whose value has dropped significantly since arriving in New York this summer. But it's important to remember that it might not be the Timberwolves' own first-round pick that gets moved, but rather one of the lesser picks that the Wolves own from other teams.  But that might not be enough for the Nuggets to ship out Melo.

The Knicks have been trying to include Anthony Randolph in a trade for Carmelo Anthony for a while now, but the Nuggets don't seem to be interested in Randolph as the center piece of any trade for their superstar. So it makes sens that they might try to send him to a third team in exchange for a first round pick that the Nuggets covet.

Eddy Curry would only be included in the deal as an expiring contract, and might not ever suit up for the Timberwolves if he is traded here.

Broussard also includes this however, which should temper the expectations of anyone who is counting on this deal to go through.

A Timberwolves source told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher on Sunday that the team would not approve of a deal where the team received just New York's Randolph and Curry with Brewer and a first-rounder heading to Denver.

But that could just be a smoke screen. We won't know if this deal really has a chance of happening until it either goes through, or the trade deadline passes without it happening.

The Nuggets just beat the Timberwolves yesterday 113-100 behind 25 points from Carmelo.

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