Ready for another free agent melodrama?
David Aldridge of TNT and NBA.com lays out the reasons why each of the four teams were willing to deal Wednesday and writes that for the Nets, this isn't about Troy Murphy as much as it's about Carmelo Anthony, Brooklyn native and as of now, 2011 free agent.
"Make no mistake," writes Aldridge. "This deal was done with Anthony in mind. The Nets will have around $20 million in cap room next summer when Murphy comes off the books, making them just as plausible a destination for Anthony as the Knicks if Anthony decides not sign the $65 million extension from Denver that's been sitting there for a month."
Why they did it: Breaking down the four-team trade - David Aldridge - NBA.com