Sources: Knicks, Celts talked Brewer trade

February, 22, 2011
2/22/11
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Ford By Chad Ford
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Despite acquiring Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks apparently aren't resting on their laurels. One of the reasons the call to complete the Anthony deal has been held up all afternoon is New York continues to look at more trade possibilities.

Sources say that the Knicks were looking to bring a fourth team into the deal in order to unload Corey Brewer. Several teams were interested, including the Celtics, but New York couldn't work things out.

One source said that Celtics GM Danny Ainge was actually trying to recruit a fifth team to take Nate Robinson and a Boston first-round pick to complete the deal for Brewer. However, by the end of the afternoon, the Knicks decided to pull the trigger on the deal with Brewer going to New York.

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Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider

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