Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: How Megadeal Will Impact the Denver Nuggets

January 10th, 2011 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »
NBA news broke Sunday afternoon as Carmelo Anthony is very close to being traded from the Denver Nuggets to the New Jersey Nets.

The Melo-drama will soon finally be over in the Mile High City. Nuggets fans, players and coaches can, at long last, move forward and start anew.

Anthony was asked about the proposed deal today and said, “I really don't know. I'm waiting to see Masai (Ujiri) and Josh (Kroenke)... They haven't been here (Denver) so I'm just patiently waiting until they get back so I have a sit-down with them.”

The deal is not completely finished yet and Anthony has to be persuaded into signing his extension. According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Melo's agent Leon Rose pulled strings to get Denver native Chauncey Billups included into the deal to join Anthony in New Jersey with Rip Hamilton.

Because the Nuggets front office wanted to get as much as possible back from trading away their two biggest star players and to make the deal work financially, the Pistons became involved in the trade process as well.


The full deal is as follows:

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