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Report: Carmelo prefers Bulls and Knicks

Posted on: September 9, 2010 12:15 pm
Edited on: September 9, 2010 12:16 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

A few weeks ago, Ken Berger clued the basketball world in to the fact that Carmelo Anthony wants to play in New York. We've heard a bunch of teams mentioned, but Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that there's a top two on Anthony's wishlist: the aforementioned Knicks and the Chicago Bulls.

Those are just Anthony's preferences, and in the end, it really just comes down to where Denver sends him. So really, he could be traded to the Toronto Raptors if that's who the Nuggets negotiate a deal with. But the Bulls certainly have attractive trade pieces.

There's Luol Deng who could replace Anthony at small forward, plus young players like Taj Gibson, James Johnson and Omer Asik. We mentioned a few weeks ago that the Bulls reportedly have already offered a package that included Deng and Gibson, but obviously nothing has come of that yet.

Spears mentioned in his story that the Knicks would prefer Anthony wait until next summer to make his move. Anthony could opt out and with Eddy Curry's contract coming off the books, the Knicks could sign Carmelo outright.

Anthony has not yet met with new general manager Masai Ujiri about staying with Denver, but once that meeting is done, a decision shouldn't take long as to what to do with Carmelo. If Denver isn't going to be able to keep Carmelo, it would likely prefer to move him before training camp, or at least the beginning of the season.

And while Anthony is supposedly making his preferences clear, in the end it doesn't mean much to the Nuggets. They are in a position where they can negotiate with who they want and try and get what they want. But if they start waiting, those options and that leverage starts to deteriorate .
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bendan20
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Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2010 1:24 am
 

Report: Carmelo prefers Bulls and Knicks

 Any trade would obviously be contingent on him signing a contract extensionExactly, and it sounds like the only teeams he'd do that wiith is the Knicks or Bulls. 



Since: Sep 10, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2010 1:00 am
 

Report: Carmelo prefers Bulls and Knicks

"And while Anthony is supposedly making his preferences clear, in the end it doesn't mean much to the Nuggets. They are in a position where they can negotiate with who they want and try and get what they want." While this is technically true this quote still takes Dumbest Comment of the Year Award in my book. What team is going to pay 17 million dollars for a 1 year rent-a-player? Any trade would obviously be contingent on him signing a contract extension. 


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