So how do you make up for the loss of Carmelo Anthony for the next 15 games? You go out and trade for Allen Iverson. As we all know Iverson has wanted out of Philadelphia for the past few weeks.

The deal is Allen Iverson and Ivan McFarlin going from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Andre Miller, Joe Smith (he’s still around I guess), and two 2007 1st round NBA Draft picks.

We all know I am not the biggest NBA fan but to me that is an awful lot to give up. The first round picks are probably going to be in the low 20’s unless something drastic happens to Denver this season. Philadelphia could end up having the most balls in the lottery system as is.

It remains to be seen how Carmelo and AI interact on the court, as they are 1-2 in the league in scoring right now. They have been teams on the USA Basketball team but the NBA is a totally different animal. Time will tell as they won’t take the court together in Nuggets’ uniforms until Jan 20th when Melo is eligible to return from his 15 game suspension for his role in the fight on Saturday night.

I leave you with this question. Is former UCONN player Kevin Ollie now the star of the 76ers?

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