According to CBS Sports' Ken Berger, the Denver Nuggets are now open to trading Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks. Berger's sources inform him that the Nuggets have changed their opinion on Anthony Randolph, a 6-foot-11, 225-pound 21-year-old forward.
Previously, the New York Knicks were attempting to move Randolph to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a first-round pick, which they wanted to use in a trade for Carmelo Anthony deal. However, that has not happened yet. Rather, it appears the Nuggets are willing to acquire Randolph now that the New Jersey Nets' Derrick Favors is out of the picture.
The Golden State Warriors selected Randolph with the 14th pick in the 2008 draft. In three seasons, Randolph has yet to establish himself in the league and has seen diminished playing time each year. The Knicks acquired Randolph as a part of a sign-and-trade deal last summer involving David Lee. Randolph has appeared in 14 games and averaged two points and 2.4 rebounds.
However, there is no indication yet that the two teams have discussed this possibility yet. What is clear, though, is that the Nuggets will receive far less than had they reached a deal with the Nets.