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Reports: Carmelo Anthony trade coming next week?

Posted on: January 13, 2011 11:41 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2011 1:08 am
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Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets could reportedly be traded next week. Posted by Ben Golliver. carmelo-anthony

Multiple reports surfaced on Thursday night that indicated trade talks between the Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets and Detroit Pistons were back in full swing, and that Nuggets All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony could be traded to the Nets next week.

TNT correspondent David Aldridge, reporting from Denver during a game between the Nuggets and Miami Heat, said during the first half of Thursday night's broadcast that talks were "on" again and that the three-team trade that circulated last week could be consummated as soon as "next week."

The Bergen Record posted a similar report late Thursday night. 
The Nets, Nuggets and Pistons are once again engaged in serious discussions on a blockbuster trade that could involve 14-to-16 players not including draft picks.
According to multiple league sources an agreement on the deal, which was close to happening last weekend, could be reached at some point next week. It’s possible there could be an agreement by the time the Nets end their trip Monday at Golden State.
Also Thursday night, CBSSports.com's Ken Berger reported on Twitter that, "Source with knowledge of Nuggets' strategy says team is 'still talking to teams and comparing scenarios. ... Everyone is speculating.'"

The three-team trade proposal -- outlined here and reportedly close to being done last weekend -- slowed down a bit on Monday when Anthony told reporters at Nuggets practice that no trade was imminent until after he met with Nuggets management.

As we noted when the three-team trade proposal first surfaced, the outlined deal between the Nuggets, Nets and Pistons was a realistic win/win/win for the three teams involved, but hinges on whether Anthony is willing to sign an extension with the Nets.

A potential trade to the New York Knicks, who are reportedly Anthony's preferred destination, was also discussed Thursday.

In a humorous touch to Thursday night's broadcast, Nuggets president Josh Kroenke and GM Masai Ujiri were captured on camera, peeled to their BlackBerries during the second half of game action.

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Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Reports: Carmelo Anthony trade coming next week?

all of this is a product of espn and the sports media. melo has not said anythin. he played out his contract. he hasnt said he wants a trade, hasnt signed the extension, hasnt said where he wants to go. this is the lebron crap all over again. denver knows he wants to go to the knicks. so they wanna trade him instead of losing him. melo hasnt demanded a trade so comparing him to favre is retarted. dont blame melo. blame espn and all of these idiots who have nothing better to do but come up wit different trades and fake sources to keep attention.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Reports: Carmelo Anthony trade coming next week?

Yeah I really do not get the "drama queen" statement...
I'm a nuggets fan, and I dont see it like that. Melo played out his contract and now the Nuggets are trying to get back value for him instead of seeing him go for free. Doesn't seem like any drama there, just the business of the game.



Since: Nov 8, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Reports: Carmelo Anthony trade coming next week?

What part of drama queen don't you get



Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Reports: Carmelo Anthony trade coming next week?

Also, to the idiot who compared Melo to Favre: Please explain.  I don't see any similarities at all. 



Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2011 7:24 pm
 

Reports: Carmelo Anthony trade coming next week?

The media needs to shut up and wait for the real news.  People are getting sick of Melo and the drama, even though he has done EVERYTHING right.  He doesn't talk to the media about where he wants to go, he doesn't say he wants to leave Denver, and he has NOT demanded a trade.  Denver just knows that he will likely sign elsewhere next year as a FREE AGENT, and they want to attempt to get something for him while they can.  However, now there is a new trade rumor everyday, none of which are a result of Melo saying something.  I applaud him and the way he has handled this so far.....and I'd love for him to either stay in Denver or come east to NY.



Since: Jan 14, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2011 7:21 pm
 

Reports: Carmelo Anthony trade coming next week?

The sad part on this is melo is staying and going to the magic next year so the magic can keep dwight howard around that is the easy way out that melo wants.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Reports: Carmelo Anthony trade coming next week?

Not like Favre at all. Brett was making all the noise and perpetuating all the nonsense himself...and in a public manner. Anthony isn't saying a thing...to anyone...private or public..



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Reports: Carmelo Anthony trade coming next week?

Can this NBA drama queen be any more like the NFL drama queen's of Farve and TO. BE GONE ALREADY!!!

Seriously how is this good for the game and make anyone involved look good....



Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Reports: Carmelo Anthony trade coming next week?

any possibility we can just hear about it if/when it happens.  really getting annoying.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Reports: Carmelo Anthony trade coming next week?

You and me both. The NBA is a total joke.


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