While most of these trades that have been listed have a slim chance of happening or even being considered, they help both teams to an extent. This is the final group of trades, including a three-way trade.
PHILADELPHIA: Carmelo Anthony for Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes, Jodie Meeks, future first round pick (protected).
LAST TIME THE TWO TEAMS TRADED: 2007, Philadelphia traded Steven Hunter and Bobby Jones to Denver for Reggie Evans and rights to Ricky Sanchez
WHY IT WORKS FOR PHILADELPHIA: They not only unload Iguodala, whom they’ve wanted to trade for a while. They also replace him with a player that can single-handle lead the 76ers to the playoffs. But there is slim chances he will sign an extension with Philadelphia
WHY IT WORKS FOR DENVER: They replace great player with a good player. Iguodala is a great defender, rebounder, passer and teammate – but he isn’t a very good shooter which keeps him from being a star in the League. Young can play both forward positions and is still developing. Hawes has excellent range for a center, but isn’t tough and Meeks is a skilled shooter who is still trying to find his spot in the NBA.
STARTING LINEUP: C-Spencer Hawes, PF-Nene, SF-Andre Iguodala, SG-Arron Afflalo, PG-Chauncey Billups
BENCH: *Chris Andersen, *Kenyon Martin, Thaddeus Young, JR Smith, Ty Lawson
SACRAMENTO: Carmelo Anthony for Samuel Dalembert, Donte Greene, Omri Casspi, Jason Thompson and future first round pick
LAST TIME THE TWO TEAMS TRADED: 2005, It was actually a four-team trade in which Denver sent out Byron Russell, Earl Watson and Voshon Lenard and received Reggie Evans, Ruben Patterson and Charles Smith. Sacramento traded Brian Skinner and received Sergei Monya and Vitaly Potapenko
WHY IT WORKS FOR SACRAMENTO: The Kings would have a young and dangerous trio in Anthony, Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins and they could make a leap like the Thunder did last season.
WHY IT WORKS FOR DENVER: The Nuggets get a mix of expiring contracts, young players and draft picks. Dalembert has an expiring contract but could play a role like Marcus Camby. Greene and Casspi are young and talented small forwards and Thompson has potential to be a star in the NBA.
STARTING LINEUP: C-Samuel Dalembert, PF-Nene, SF-Omri Casspi, SG-Arron Afflalo, PG-Chauncey Billups
BENCH: *Chris Andersen, Jason Thompson, *Kenyon Martin, Al Harrington, Donte Greene, JR Smith, Ty Lawson
WASHINGTON: Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith for Gilbert Arenas, JaVale McGee, Nick Young, Al Thornton and first round pick.
LAST TIME THE TWO TEAMS TRADED: 2002, Nuggets received Chris Whitney for George McCloud and cash.
WHY IT WORKS FOR WASHINGTON: They get a very valuable addition to their team in Anthony to team up with rookie John Wall and talented big man Andray Blatche. They also rid themselves of Arenas contract and they get a talented player like Smith in return.
WHY IT WORKS FOR DENVER: While Arenas has had a checkered past, he would be out to prove his critics wrong – once again. In Denver he could play shooting guard next to Chauncey Billups and Ty Lawson and lets not forget what he did for the Wizards when he got there and that he is motivated to prove the critics wrong about him. The Nuggets also got young big man McGee in return and also Young and Thornton as well. All can play in the League.
STARTING LINEUP: C-JaVale McGee, PF-Nene, SF-Al Thornton, SG-Gilbert Arenas, PG-Chauncey Billups
BENCH: *Chris Andersen, *Kenyon Martin, Al Harrington, Arron Afflalo, Nick Young, Ty Lawson
NEW JERSEY AND CHARLOTTE: Denver would trade Carmelo Anthony and receive Gerald Wallace, Derrick Favors and the rights to Golden State’s first round pick from New Jersey; Charlotte trades Wallace, Nazr Mohammed and DJ Augustin and receives Devin Harris, Terrence Williams and Travis Outlaw; New Jersey trades Harris, Williams, Outlaw and the rights to Golden State’s first round pick for Anthony, Augustin and Mohammed.
WHY IT WORKS FOR CHARLOTTE: They may lose Wallace, but they replace him with Outlaw and get a good point guard to pair up with Tyrus Thomas. Williams was also a player that Larry Brown wanted in the 2009 Draft, but instead drafted Henderson. Their nucleus now features Thomas, Outlaw, Stephen Jackson, Williams and Harris.
WHY IT WORKS FOR NEW JERSEY: The Nets get Carmelo Anthony without losing Brook Lopez and their first round pick. They also get a young point guard to backup Jordan Farmar. And with that lineup, moving to Brooklyn and Jay-Z as their owner there is a strong possibility that Anthony will stay with the Nets. Their nucleus would feature Lopez, Anthony, Damien James, Anthony Morrow and Farmar.
WHY IT WORKS FOR DENVER: This the ideal scenario for Denver, not only they get an All-Star to replace Anthony, but also a young big man with loads of potential. Favors and Ty Lawson would be a sick duo to build around and Wallace plays the game the right way on both sides of the ball.
STARTING LINEUP: C–Nene, PF-Al Harrington, SF-Gerald Wallace, SG-Arron Afflalo, PG-Chauncey Billups
BENCH: *Chris Andersen, Derrick Favors, *Kenyon Martin, JR Smith, Ty Lawson
Topics: Al Thornton, Andre Iguodala, Carmelo Anthony, Charlotte Bobcats, Derrick Favors, Devin Harris, DJ Augustin, Donte Greene, Gilbert Arenas, Jason Thompson, JaVale McGee, Jodie Meeks, JR Smith, Kenyon Martin, Nazr Mohammed, Nick Young, Omri Casspi, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings, Samuel Dalembert, Spencer Hawes, Terrence Williams, Thaddeus Young, Travis Outlaw, Ty Lawson, Tyrus Thomas, Washington Wizards