In the ongoing Carmelo Anthony drama, Yahoo’s Marc Spears is reporting that Anthony is trying to persuade the Nuggets to trade him to either the Knicks or the Bulls.
The Knicks have limited assets to offer the Nuggets, which makes the Bulls a more appealing potential trade partner. The Bulls can offer a replacement small forward in Luol Deng(notes), as well as two young forwards in James Johnson(notes) and Taj Gibson(notes). New York officials would like to make a run at signing Anthony next summer if he were to opt to become a free agent. The Knicks will have salary-cap room with Eddy Curry’s(notes) contract expiring after the season.
Between Denver’s reported absurd trade demands and Melo’s disinterest in coming to the Nets, I think the best course of action may be to lay low. If I’m Billy King, I only ramp up my discussions with Denver if it sounds like another Eastern Conference team is close to getting him.