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Report: If Melo agrees, Nets deal in place

Posted on: February 18, 2011 12:49 pm
Edited on: February 18, 2011 2:32 pm
 
Report says a tentative Nets-Melo deal is in place, but as always, Melo still has to agree to extension which he has resisted for six months. 
Posted by Matt Moore

The Bergen Record is reporting a tentative deal is in place for Carmelo Anthony to become a Net, pending Anthony's agreement to an extension -- a piece of paper that has become the most ballyhooed document outside of Congress. 

The deal is the same Ken Berger reported on Thursday evening and we discussed Thursday afternoon , reported now by the Record , ESPN , and Yahoo!. It features the Nuggets getting Devin Harris, Derrick Favors and Ben Uzoh, with a third team taking on Troy Murphy. No one's figured out a third team to take Murphy, so either the deal isn't as tentatively "done" as the Record  is reporting or the teams are agreeing to a deal that assumes something they can't really count on. Again, no surprises there, considering how botched this process has been from the beginning. 

So again, the ball is in Melo's court.

Berger reported early Thursday that no talks have been scheduled between Melo and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov nor with Knicks owner James Dolan. That could change between now and Thursday's media availability, for which we'll have full coverage. 

For Prokhorov to take this meeting is in and of itself revealing of his attitudes as an owner. Apparently enough was not enough. Despite Masai Ujiri playing with the Nets for up to six weeks, agreeing to deals then backtracking and wanting more, the Russian mogul is about to get in bed with Denver again, only this time he's giving up the largest collection of assets yet. It may be the best thing for his business, but you have to wonder how he'd feel about it were he to step back and realize how badly he's been jerked around so far, assuming these reports are accurate. 

Anthony, however, isn't running into this arrangement with open arms. He's having to be convinced to meet with the owner of a National Basketball Association team in a major market that's looking to build a championship around him. If he's convinced, it won't be his whole self that is convinced -- it'll simply be an understanding that this is a compromise that features two of his goals: to play in a bigger market and to get the extension before the CBA is renegotiated. 

And what will be left to help him after the Nets trade away nearly a third of their team? Billups, Vujacic, Humphries and Lopez, with Morrow, Farmar, Outlaw and Stephen Graham off the bench. GET EXCITED, NEW JERSEY. For the remaining year you have before the team bolts to Brooklyn. 

This situation is as perplexing as ever, and should it fall through, Donnie Walsh may need oxygen because he'll be laughing so hard. 



Comments

Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2011 9:34 am
 

Report: If Melo agrees, Nets deal in place

wow your calling me stupid? well idiot.....Football and Baseball are my favorite sports. Basketball is 3rd with hockey a distant 4th. When i was younger I did like to watch hockey but over time the sport bored me couple that with the way the team is run for the last umm....12 years well now you can see why i dont follow it. but then again this is coming from a number 1 hockey fan. no brains.. no brains what so ever.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 20, 2011 9:17 pm
 

Report: If Melo agrees, Nets deal in place

well '94 was special but im a realist and as long as Sather is there that team will do nothng.
Have fun watching soccer on skates

Hey stupid.  Those 2 statements you made don't exactly go hand in hand idiot.  First you fondly recall '94 and how special it was, mentioning that Sather prevents your team from winning and then you knock the sport???

Obviously you're a bigger Ranger fan then you pretended to be but to embarassed to say so.  Since your New York teams have sucked ass for so long in the NHL you chose to make football more important to you.

The last New York team that wins in a major sport is your favourite.... I'm sure that right now in another thread the NBA is ghetto ball to you but if the Knicks win it'll become your favourite sport.   Who knows what you'll call the NFL in another 10 years when you've gone close to 15 years without a championship....







Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2011 7:31 pm
 

Report: If Melo agrees, Nets deal in place

typo meant 5 titles in the last 15 years and 7 total ive seen since i was a kid



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Report: If Melo agrees, Nets deal in place

to redwings. 
Ill take my 6 yankee titles in the last 15 yrs and 8 since Ive been alive  my giants SB win over a hockey team any day. as for the Rangers? well '94 was special but im a realist and as long as Sather is there that team will do nothng. Dismiss the yankees as being a bought team. Ive heard it before and all that crap just rolls off my shoulders. As for the Giants? IF you watched the game then you would see the The Pats were outplayed no flukes there. sounds like you have big city jealously. you forget the salaries we make here run true to the cost of living. well at least for me it does. As for the Knicks? The NBA needs basketball to be relevant in New York. This is good for basketball. having Carmelo Anthony pair with Amare Stoudemire makes basketball revelant. getting Billups is just a bandaid until Deron Williams or Chris Paul are courted to play here. The reason New York city is called the mecca of basketball is not because of the Knicks. its the great ball players that grew up and came from here. Kareem, Dr J, Chris Mullen and even Melo to name a few. Have fun watching soccer on skates



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Report: If Melo agrees, Nets deal in place

I would say the Nets not only are selling the farm, but selling the whole city. So if Melo comes to New Jersey this year....the Nets are nowhere in the same class as Chicago, Boston, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, and New York...and then say Melo walks next year, for "greener" pastures and the Nets are left with no picks to build for the future. It is an ugly scenario and could be tragic for Nets fans.

Dude. that's NEVER gonna happen at all.  The Nets aren't going to make that trade unless Melo signs that extension... no way..... that's what the deal is contingent on right now.... they're waiting on him to make a decision.

If for some reason i'm wrong and the Nets ever make that trade without an extension being signed, OH MY GOD...... if that happens the Nets should fold.... see ya later....

It would be the dumbest trade in the history of sports.  A non playoff team renting a superstar for 20 games and giving up their entire future for nothing......

It has never been done.. I doubt this billionaire purchased the Nets to destroy them..... you don't get that rich being that stupid.....



Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Report: If Melo agrees, Nets deal in place

LMAO.  Make it stop already.



Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Report: If Melo agrees, Nets deal in place

I get it that the Nets want Melo real bad. And I get their owner can wine and dine better than anybody. But two things are striking and scary if I was a Nets fan. First off, there is no signs that Melo actually wants to sign with the Nets. He talks about New York not New Jersey. The other problem that stems off of this is 4 draft picks?? Wait let me strike that...4 FIRST ROUND draft picks. I would say the Nets not only are selling the farm, but selling the whole city. So if Melo comes to New Jersey this year....the Nets are nowhere in the same class as Chicago, Boston, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, and New York...and then say Melo walks next year, for "greener" pastures and the Nets are left with no picks to build for the future. It is an ugly scenario and could be tragic for Nets fans.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:36 pm
 

Report: If Melo agrees, Nets deal in place

The deal probably is in place. Denver is ready to deal with New Jersey if Carmelo agrees, which he never will. But this is a last ditch effort to gain maximum value for Carmelo. If they spook New York enough, they can sweeten the deal.

Don't be so sure man.  Two things you need to remember if this potential deal is in place.  One, why would the Nets owner even bother sending his people back to the table to negotiate a deal that's never going to happen?  And two, why is Carmelo Anthony not saying the words you all think you know are true and so desperately want to hear?  Those words are, "I'm not signing an extension with Jersey".

It's not like it's against the law or CBA or anything else for Carmelo Anthony to say those words.... why isn't he saying them??

Because he's probably going to sign a deal with New Jersey.. that's why.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Report: If Melo agrees, Nets deal in place

your kidding right? this coming from someeone who is from Detroit? Probably the most insignificant town in the USA. Oh wait. you have the redwings. hockey is nothing more than soccar on skates. you can have those titles. lets go tigers! lets go lions!

Number 1, I'm personally not from Detroit nor do I live in Detroit.... I've never lived in Detroit actually.

Second of all, no I'm not kidding.  Say what you will about hockey, doesn't matter if you like it or not.  The fact of the matter is the Wings are more successful the last 15 years then all New York teams in all 4 major sports combined.

And for all that hype, New York rarely has any success winning championships....

Enjoy your overpriced city and economy and overrated and overhyped sports teams...  it's all you've got.




Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2011 2:52 pm
 

Report: If Melo agrees, Nets deal in place

If you read this article carefully you will see that this is just an attempt to place the onus on the deal being held up on Carmelo Anthony signing an extension. However this is not the case because there is not even an agreement in place as to which team (the Denver Nuggets or the unknown mystery third team) will take on Troy Murphy and his expiring $11.9 million contract from the New Jersey Nets. I will believe a deal gets done when I see and hear an official announcement from the league's office. Everything else in my opinion is just gibberish.


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