How Carmelo Anthony could move

The deal builds, then falls, builds, then falls -- but here's a blueprint

Originally Published: January 12, 2011
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine
Getty ImagesHow's this all going to play out?

The discussions surrounding the three-team trade that would send Carmelo Anthony to the New Jersey Nets have become more a battle of wills than a contest of competing offers. Whether Anthony winds up with the New York Knicks or Nets will be largely determined, it appears, by who is willing to settle for less than their dream outcome.

Ric Bucher

NBA Reporter, ESPN The Magazine Senior Writer