New York Knicks Vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Carmelo Anthony Debuts

(Sports Network) - New York expects to have its newest star in uniform on a night the club honors legends from its past.

Carmelo Anthony is set to make his Knicks debut Wednesday during the team's third annual Legends Night at Madison Square Garden when New York entertains the Milwaukee Bucks.

Earl Monroe, Dick Barnett, Allan Houston, Mark Jackson, John Starks, and Harry Gallatin are the former players scheduled to be honored Wednesday and Anthony hopes to take his first step toward joining them some day.

Currently sitting sixth in the Eastern Conference and on pace for their first playoff berth since 2004, the Knicks acquired the four-time All-Star from Denver in a blockbuster three-team trade on Tuesday that also involved Minnesota.

New York also received veteran point guards Chauncey Billups, along with reserves Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Shelden Williams from the Nuggets and swingman Corey Brewer from the Wolves, while sending forwards Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari, guard Raymond Felton and center Timofey Mozgov along with draft picks and cash. The team also sent forward Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry's expiring contract to the Twin Cities.

The complicated deal finally became official after Anthony inked a three-year, $65 million contract extension with the Knicks.

"Every team needs a 1, 1-A punch," Knicks All-Star Amare Stoudemire said. "And so with the ways that we both can score -- we're very versatile, so it's hard to guard us."



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