Fantasy Trade Analysis: Carmelo Anthony To The Knicks

Ty Lawson

While ‘Melo will get all the headlines, fantasy owners should know that the name to pay attention to in the aftermath of this deal is Ty Lawson. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

In the slightly tweaked words of Mary J. Blige, no more ‘Melodrama. It should come as a surprise to no one but the blindest Nets fan that Carmelo Anthony has finally landed in Manhattan to play for the New York Knicks. While the deal is awaiting league approval, and though some of these names will probably move again before Thursday’s trade deadline, here’s a quick look at the fantasy impact of this mega deal. To read my full thoughts on the fallout, head on over to

New York Knicks get: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Corey Brewer

Fantasy impact:

↔ Carmelo Anthony

↑ Chauncey Billups

↔ Amar’e Stoudemire

↑ Ronny Turiaf

↔ Corey Brewer

↔ Shelden Williams

↔ Renaldo Balkman

↔ Shawne Williams

↔ Toney Douglas

Denver Nuggets get: Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari and Timofey Mozgov

Fantasy impact:

↑ Ty Lawson

↓ Raymond Felton

↓ Danilo Gallinari

↓ Wilson Chandler

↑ Arron Afflalo

↑ J.R. Smith

↓ Timofey Mozgov

Minnesota Timberwolves get: Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry

Fantasy impact:

↑ Anthony Randolph

↑ Martell Webster