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Melo: "No meeting at all" scheduled with NJ, NY

Posted on: February 18, 2011 2:41 pm
Edited on: February 18, 2011 3:40 pm
Carmelo Anthony denies that any meeting is scheduled with Mikhail Prokhorov and that any such meeting is news to him.
Posted by Matt Moore

UPDATE 3:30 p.m. EST: The AP also reports that Anthony denied any meeting with James Dolan, just as Berger had reported

There are also reports that Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan wants to meet with Anthony this weekend. Anthony said there was no meeting scheduled with him, either, but seems to see the value in talking with a team that's interested in him. "Whether it's Prokhorov or Dolan or (Lakers owner Jerry) Buss, the third team that just came out last week, whoever it is, you would want to sit down and have eye contact with him and get a feeling for him," Anthony said.

If there are talks ongoing, it's being done without bringing Melo in, yet. Which, you know, is unlikely. If Melo's not being honest here, it's a continuation of his strategy of "playing dumb' throughout this process. If he's being honest, he's also not actively pursuing such meetings. Melo continues to play this very cool. 

Refuting reports from multiple sources, Carmelo Anthony told the AP today that "no meeting at all" was scheduled with Mikhail Prokhorov or the Nets organization. Ken Berger of reported Thursday night no meeting had been scheduled with Anthony and the Nets, or the Knicks

Granted, considering it seems that absolutely no one is telling the truth in this situation, Melo could in fact have already met with Prokhorov, or have scheduled a meeting, or be on his way to a meeting.  But if he's being honest, then that means that a lot of the noise coming out of the Nets camp may not be as reliable, which calls into queston how close the Nets really are to getting him to agree to the extension that would push the trade through. 

Newsday reports that it's not just Prokhorov who the Nets are trying to get Melo to meet with, but minority owner Jay-Z.  The report also states that Jay-Z is trying to get a deal done Friday, as Saturday he has his annual dinner with close friend LeBron James. Such a busy guy, that H.O.V.A..

The takeaway here is that the Nets deal is probably not nearly as close as some outlets are trying to let on. Our own Ken Berger will keep you updated on the latest, just as he has since this whole Melodrama Melocatastrophe started. . You can follow him on Twitter here

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2011 4:55 pm

Melo: "No meeting at all" scheduled with NJ, NY

this guy is trunung out to big a bigger diva then LeDouche and that is hard to believe.  another overpriced fool that has won exactly ZERO championships--when will these idiot owners learn

Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2011 4:26 pm

Melo: "No meeting at all" scheduled with NJ, NY

Here we go with this B.S. again. 

Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:55 pm

Melo: "No meeting at all" scheduled with NJ, NY

Stop me if you have seen this before.  I can see it now:  Carmelo Anthony will be the star of a 60 minute TV special titled "Carmelo Anthony: The Decision" hosted by Jim Gray.   There will be a story about his childhood, his days at Syracuse and the 2003 NCAA Basketball National Championship.  There will be a conversation with Jim Boeheim,  his high school basketball coach, a GM or two of the teams interested in 'Melo.  There will be a number of highlights displaying his sick skills.  Poster dunks.  Long three pointers.  Hoisting the NCAA Championship trophy.  Carmelo surrounded by a crowd of fans asking him for autographs.  A crowd of fans asking 'Melo where he is headed.  There will a short discussion of the teams trying to sign him to a contract. There will be a buildup of tension and a commercial break.  Jim Gray will ask, "Carmelo where have you decided to play the next year?  Carmelo says, "Jim I will take my talents to... and sign with..." 

Break out the popcorn.  I can't wait.

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