In a rumor you’ve only head about 48 times since the start of the season, the Nets and the Nuggets are in “serious” talks about Carmelo Anthony, Channel 7 in Denver is reporting. Of course, this renewed momentum has been brought on by the Nets trade of Terrence Williams yesterday for draft picks and Sasha Vujacic.
The package being discussed remains Derrick Favors, Troy Murphy’s corpse expiring contract and two draft picks. However, the catch still remains whether or not Carmelo Anthony will sign an extension with the Nets, which could scuttle the whole deal – or hey, maybe Billy King and Mikhail Prokhorov are THAT confident in their program and in Brooklyn that they believe they’re going to “convince” him to stay once he helps the Nets get over the hump and win 30 games.
Yes, that’s sarcasm. At this point, I just want this deal to happen so it’s over with and those of us out there who believe it’s going to be a mistake can be proven right. But hey, at least a trade will give Prokhorov and Bret Yormark a chance to develop a really good zinger about the Knicks, which is what really counts here, right?