Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Winners and Losers of Proposed Mega-deal

January 17th, 2011 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
By nature, a trade is meant to benefit all parties involved, at least from a team perspective.

Of course, there are always lopsided deals—Pau Gasol to the Lakers, anyone?—but teams generally try to work out an arrangement that will help everyone in involved.

That's not always the case for the players, though. Teams have no problem putting talented guys in miserable situations and vice versa. Good players also relish the opportunity to have their supporting casts instantly upgraded through a trade.

As most NBA fans know by now, trade winds have been swirling around the Denver Nuggets and New Jersey Nets as the latter attempts to get their hands on a bonafide superstar.

As recently as a few days ago, talks seemed to be at a standstill, but a recent report says that the Nets have now been given permission to talk to Anthony. This intimates that the teams have reached an agreement on the pieces involved with the final hurdle being Anthony's willingness to sign an extension with the Nets.

That's where the meeting comes in. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov will do everything he can to sell Anthony on the team's future and con ...

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