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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 CBSSports.com 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.'"

ESPN.com 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?
Comments

Since: May 3, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2011 9:14 pm
 

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

About the only thing I can think of was when he was a rookie and a video surfaced of him in Baltimore in his old neighborhood wearing a "Stop Snitchin'" T shirt and defending the code of silence many neighborhoods have and how snitches are taken care of.
Other than that you NEVER hear about him being a trash talker or see him getting into people's faces on the court he's the complete opposite of his teammate
You're forgetting the Garden brawl, a game i was actually at. Melo sucker punched Mardy Collins in the jaw after he committed a flagrant foul on J.R. Smith. Funniest part of it? He ran like the wind, hiding behind Marcus Camby and security.



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

Oh my God, enough of the story... JUST MAKE THE DAMN TRADE ALREADY!!!



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

Great, another jacka$$ writes another idiotic article filled with stupidity and rumors..... Can't wait until tomorrow for the next moron's article stating that "those close to the situation have stated that the nuggets are negotiating with the Jets to make anthony a wide receiver."



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2011 8:35 pm
 

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

"Thug Mouth"?
I've NEVER heard of Carmelo Anthony EVER being accused of having a "Thug Mouth".
About the only thing I can think of was when he was a rookie and a video surfaced of him in Baltimore in his old neighborhood wearing a "Stop Snitchin'" T shirt and defending the code of silence many neighborhoods have and how snitches are taken care of.
Other than that you NEVER hear about him being a trash talker or see him getting into people's faces on the court he's the complete opposite of his teammate Kenyon Martin who has a history of being a notorious trash talker and getting into people's faces on the court.
You're very much misguided on the "Thug Mouth" comment, sure it's a distraction and it's not the most ideal situation but it's happened and now the Nugs need to move forward and the Nugs front office had better back off some of their very unreasonable demands otherwise 'Melo's going nowhere and at the end of the season he will walk away and they will be left with nothing at all.
I saw they were asking for 3-4 players PLUS 2 first round draft picks that's just crazy, he's a good player but he's nowhere near the kind of player you would ask that much for.
Even if they're asking high thinking the Knicks will negotiate the package down that's still VERY excessive especially for a guy you're going to have to give a max contract to.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2011 8:33 pm
 

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

why else would anyone want him?  The entire league knows he only wants to be A Knick




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

man i keep hoping I wake up melo is a Knick already



Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: February 16, 2011 8:30 pm
 

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

I had thug mouth a few years ago, its actually where you handle thinks like a true professional and play really hard for the team your on, don't say a single word about the matter publicly but don't sign an extention because you don't want to and don't have to.  This results in the joke of a basketball operation you're trying to escape from demanding way too much then having to settle right before the dedline. 



Since: May 10, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2011 7:47 pm
 

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

Classic Bergertale...give me a break.



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

Thug Mouth? So what exactly is a thug mouth?



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Nets, Nuggets have re-opened Carmelo talks

Just another smokescreen by the Nuggets to drive up the price for the Knicks. Ujiri and Kroenke aren't beating Walsh at this poker game, but they will try to beat Dolan


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