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Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

Posted on: February 16, 2011 6:50 pm
Edited on: February 16, 2011 7:10 pm
The Denver Nuggets and New Jersey Nets have reportedly re-opened Carmelo Anthony trade talks. Posted by Ben Golliver. carmelo-anthony

This was bound to happen eventually despite the hardcore bluffing. The Denver Nuggets and New Jersey Nets have reportedly re-opened trade talks for Nuggets All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony although there are conflicting reports about which side initiated conversations.

The Bergen Record reports: "According to sources, the Nets and Nuggets have talked recently about Carmelo Anthony. Not sure who initiated the conversations, but they have spoken recently."

Yahoo! Sports reports the same.
Less than a month after the New Jersey Nets pulled out of trade talks, the Denver Nuggets have re-engaged the Nets in discussions on a blockbuster deal for Carmelo Anthony, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
One source described talks as “progressing” and said they have been ongoing between Denver and New Jersey officials over a week. While the precise package being discussed was unclear, sources said talks have centered on a scaled-down package that still includes rookie forward Derrick Favors and draft picks.
Ken Berger of reports: "Person familiar with Nuggets-Nets talks describes them as "exploratory" on Denver's part. On scale of 1-5, source says, 'Back to level 1.'" reports: "Sources say Denver and NJ began Melo trade talks again about a week ago. Source says NJ 1st to reach out. No meeting between Melo & NJ set yet."

Back on Jan. 19, Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov dramatically pulled his franchise out of the Anthony sweepstakes, stating that he was unhappy how the negotiations had been handled. As recently as Monday, the two sides had reportedly not yet re-engaged.

The Nets, of course, had reportedly put the best offer on the table for Anthony, a deal that included multiple draft picks, cap relief and a promising young big man in Derrick Favors. The offer fulfilled all of the requirements for a best case scenario for Denver: get good value, get assets, get younger and save money. 

The biggest issue, as always, is whether Anthony will agree to sign an extension with the Nets. If not, the Nets' desire for him and their offer will diminish considerably. As the deadline has gotten closer, however, Anthony has had to confront the possibility of entering the summer without a lucractive contract extension. Perhaps that pressure will make him take a second look at the Nets?

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 9:47 am

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

Rep 57 obviously doesn't know much about any other team besides the Knicks.  The Nets have so much more to offer Melo than any other team.  They will still have a few 1st rd picks. Plus they will have role players Humphries Vujacic and Farmar and room to sign another mid level free agent. Regardless if its Brooklyn or Manhattan he's in NY.  Nets ownership has a global marketing plan that will dwarf any package the Knicks propose. Last. if Melo doesn't take max money this year and then gets seriously hurt it doesn't matter how many endorsements deal he makes  because they wont mean a thing.  If' Melo is smart he takes the guaranteed and plays for the NETS.

Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: February 17, 2011 8:38 am

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

It's a scare tactic. Hopefully Donnie Walsh doesn't crumble under the pressure of the owner and greedy NY fans. The yankees allow fans to see a free agent gem, and usually get it.

If I were Carmelo, even if I wanted to go the Nets, I couldn't go through with this trade. The Nets max potential is a 5 seed with a big 3 of Harris, Lopez, and Carmelo. No room for improvement without Favors and their next lottery pick, also taking on bad contracts while they're at it.

So what is Carmelo loses 20 million in long term deals. With NY market, he should do very well with endorsements. Don't give up Gallinari NY. He's your Ray Allen-esque player. Landry Fields is your only lock-down defender. In the short term with Carmelo NY can take be a top 4 team nuding out ATL. In the long term, give 2 years for the Celtics to get older, have Dwight Howard leave ORL, and you've got a top 2 team in the eastern conference.

Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2011 8:35 am

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

Another Berger story on this with no meat in it.  So they're talking but no meeting with melo....."progressing"  "exploratory"   which is it??  Someone at cbs fire this guy!!! 

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 6:44 am

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

I, for two, is sick of the "Melo" drama.

Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2011 3:32 am

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

Well, I for one is sick of the "Melo " drama. 

Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2011 3:31 am

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

Nah, it's not a rumor for the newspapers, it's a rumor to drive up stock. Oh, and to the tool that said "Thug Mouth", let's dissect something. First off, I'm a white boy from Oklahoma, so bare with me. This calls Melo a "Thug Mouth"? Look at your name idiot, ? How half pu55y @ss can you be? You seem to be trying to "thug" life yourself with the "wuz", followed by the "grimy". So in that, you have yourself an attempt to have "swag", lol. But here's where you Fkd up. You started off with "THAT", so you're from Iowa, more country than my side of town. If you wuz tru, ur ign would have started with "dat", but you're fake, hence "THATwuzgrimy". Fkn knucklehead....whiteboy!! lmfao!!! I kid, but you're still a hypocrite. NEXT!!! 

Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: February 17, 2011 1:30 am
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Since: Feb 12, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2011 10:32 pm

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

Guess we'll see what happens with this round of talks.

Since: May 13, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2011 10:22 pm

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

Let's make up stories too, then we too can work for CBSSPORTSLINE.

This just in, According to sources....Carmelo and the Nuggets are in trade talks with the Philadelphia Eagles.  The trade will consist of Carmelo Anthony, a 1993 Topps Reggie Miller basketball card and a 1st round draft pick for Desean Jackson, The Eagles mascot and a Philly cheesesteak sandwich.  Of course No meeting between the Nuggets and Carmelo has been scheduled yet though. 

Since: Jan 27, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2011 9:53 pm

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

Hes going to be a knick. Everyone knows it. Him and Amare will take them to the playoffs.

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