It has been an eventful weekend for the New Jersey Nets, as they are getting closer and closer to acquiring Carmelo Anthony from Denver as part of a 3-team deal with the Detroit Pistons.

ESPN reporters Chris Broussard and Marc Stein have seen their cell phones racking up the tweets and text messages with all the news constantly breaking on the potential deal, and it looks to be more of a sure thing than the rumors back in September. Back then, the Nets and Nuggets were working on a 4-team deal involving Charlotte and Utah, when Denver suddenly decided to shut down all trade talks involving Carmelo.

The funny thing about this potential trade is that the Nets are looking at getting an even better deal than they would have gotten back in September. Along with Anthony, the current framework of the 3-team trade would also see former championship teammates Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton reuniting in New Jersey.

Let this be an official warning to the entire Eastern Conference, because last season's laughingstock could soon become a force to be reckoned with over the next few years.