NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony To the New Jersey Nets?

August 14th, 2010 by Shane DePutron Leave a reply »
In the aftermath of Wednesday's four team deal, which saw the New Jersey Nets send Courtney Lee to Houston, only to receive Troy Murphy and his $12 million expiring contract, has reported that the Nets sought Murphy not only to shore up their frontcourt, but to increase their salary cap flexibility for next offseason, allowing them to pursue Carmelo Anthony.

In the summer of 2011, with Murphy's contract off of the books, the Nets will have about $20 million in cap space, along with a load of young talent. 

Furthermore, Anthony has still not signed the $65 million contract extension put forth by the Nuggets about a month ago.

Initially, it was thought that the New York Knicks would be the preferred destination of Melo, who was born in New York City and played his collegiate ball upstate at Syracuse. 

However, the Nets may now prove to be a more attractive option.

With Brook Lopez, one of the best young centers in the league, a solid young point guard in Devin Harris, and a number of other promising young pieces (Terrence Williams, third overall pick Derrick Favors, Travis Outlaw, and Anthony Morrow), this ...

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