Carmelo Anthony has opened the floodgates for the 2011 NBA trade deadline.
After the Nuggets and Knicks agreed to the 12-player deal headlined by Anthony on Monday, numerous NBA GMs around the league reported a significant increase in trade-related calls.
"I think everyone was waiting to see what Denver did," one GM said. "Now that they've played their hand, my phone has been ringing nonstop. I was worried there wouldn't be much activity because of the lockout. But it sounds like there are a lot of deals to be had."