Ken Berger of CBSSports.com provides the latest on the Carmelo Anthony trade talks between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers. Posted by Ben Golliver.
On this week's edition of CBSSports.com's NBA Drive video, Ken Berger provided the latest on possible trade discussion between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers, centered around All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony and big man Andrew Bynum.
"Well, it's more than a rumor," Berger said. "There is some definite interest among some people in the Lakers organization to possibly trading Andrew Bynum for Carmelo Anthony. It's an opportunity that's just too good to pass up."
Berger said the reported trade discussions might also be an attempt by the Nuggets to improve on an offer from the New York Knicks, who are known to be interested in Anthony's services but reportedly aren't willing to sacrifice much via trade. "There's an element here of possible leverage play because the Nuggets would love to and need to have another team involved here otherwise they're just stuck negotiating against the Knicks," Berger said. "The Knicks aren't going to negotiate against themselves. It's become ever more complicated. I suspect this is not going to be the last twist and turn in this Carmelo road before the trade deadline."
Here's the video for this week's NBA Drive, hosted by Lauren Shehadi and featuring the conversation with Berger and a chat with my Eye on Basketball blogging buddy Royce Young.