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Anthony: Trade to Knicks 'dream come true'

Feb. 23, 2011 at 7:11 PM

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony said Wednesday that joining the New York Knicks as part of three-team trade is a "dream come true" for him.

Anthony was dealt from the Denver Nuggets to the Knicks this week in a mega-deal that saw 13 players change teams. But all along, he told reporters at Madison Square Garden, he wanted to join the Knicks.

"It didn't really sink in that I'm a New York Knick," Anthony said as he got ready to make his debut with the team in a contest against the Milwaukee Bucks. "I'm still dreaming right now. It was a dream come true for myself."

Denver accommodated Anthony's wish to be traded after months of negotiations, finally pulling the trigger Monday on a deal that sent him to the Knicks along with Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Shelden Williams.

Billups, who was seen as not wanting to leave the Nuggets, told reporters, "I'm always going to love Denver. But it was time to go and I'm excited for this challenge."

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