Anthony trade buzz has been the only thing of note for the Denver Nuggets so far this National Basketball Association season. The strongest buzz has been for the NY Knicks, although a new heavyweight may have entered the arena, reports ESPN. Carmelo to the Lakers might be the next large National Basketball Association headline.

About the Carmelo Anthony to Lakers trade

It is very possible for a Carmelo Anthony to Lakers trade to take place. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak explained that he is open to trade to the LA media just a couple days after Lakers legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson said the change was needed. A home was bought in Los Angeles by Carmelo last summer. This was done with his wife, Music Television La La Vazquez. Lakers representatives have coyly denied interest.

Information on the Lakers

The first in Pacific Division is the Lakers that also have 36-16. Answers are being looked for by the team though since lots of high-profile losses have happened. Considering that a strong scorer is what the Lakers need, Anthony would be ideal. He's a dominant scorer who can pull up for the jumper or abuse smaller players down low ('Melo is 6-foot-8, 230 pounds). It would be extremely hard to guard the Lakers with Bryant, Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom.

Giving up with the Lakers

If the Carmelo Anthony to the Lakers deal goes through, ESPN reports the Lakers would likely move oft-injured center Andrew Bynum. Bynum has the size and mobility to cause problems for interior scorers, however questions about his durability remain. ESPN reports that a straight-up trade of Carmelo Anthony for Andrew Bynum would fulfill the requirements of the current National Basketball Association collective bargaining agreement, although more players than Anthony may be offered, as the Nuggets want to shed salary.

Anthony trading ideas

The New York Knicks have been talking to the Denver nuggets about Carmelo trade also as the LA Lakers. None of the possible trades have happened that many have speculated for months after a three team deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The health of Knicks forward Wilson Chandler is a big concern with the trade considering some calf and ankle injuries that occurred.

Citations

ESPN

sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/news/story?id=6101304

ESPN Los Angeles

espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/lakers/post/_/id/15841/the-philosophy-of-trading-andrew-bynum

Los Angeles Times

latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/02/dont-count-on-carmelo-anthony-coming-to-lakers.html

Lakers' Ron Artest on how to guard Carmelo Anthony

youtube.com/watch?v=a-QTcU9YEi8