Could the Sixers land Carmelo Anthony?by Eric Schwartz
How would Carmelo Anthony look in a Sixers uniform?
The Sixers acquiring Anthony sounds like a pipe dream to me and I’m sure Philadelphia fans feel the same way but at least one blogger is reporting that it could be a possibility.
Cbssports.com blogger Ken Berger wrote an article titled Nets, Sixers add intrigue to Melo Saga, which can be read here.
In the article Berger mentions the Sixers as being part of a three-team trade that would send Anthony to the Nets, but adds that the Sixers could also go after Anthony for themselves.
Bellow is his info:
With No. 3 overall pick Derrick Favors, multiple extra draft picks, and Devin Harris, whose $8.98 million contract could be parlayed into a serviceable replacement for Anthony in a three-team trade, New Jersey has the makings of a package that would appeal to Nuggets officials, one of the people with knowledge of Denver’s strategy said. The key, according to the person, would be involving a third team to convert Harris into something the Nuggets would view as “decent replacement value” for Anthony.
That is where another team equipped with attractive assets could enter the picture, multiple sources said: the Philadelphia 76ers. New team president Rod Thorn and GM Ed Stefanski – who formerly worked together in New Jersey – could be central to constructing a deal that would compel the Nuggets to move Anthony rather than endure a season-long distraction that ends with Anthony leaving as a free agent after the season. The key pieces of the Philadelphia equation would be the expiring contracts of Jason Kapono ($6.64 million) and Willie Green ($3.98 million), a young talent such as Thaddeus Young, and Andre Iguodala, who is coming off a solid contribution to Team USA’s gold-medal performance at the FIBA World Championships. Some executives believe the Sixers would at least discuss including No. 2 overall pick Evan Turner if it meant getting Anthony, but that would defeat the purpose of going over the luxury tax to get Anthony in the first place.