Just because nothing about these ‘Melo trade talks are easy, David Aldridge reported last night that the Nuggets have granted the Nets permission to speak with Carmelo Anthony about signing an extension with the team. As has been the case throughout this whole ordeal, there was a conflicting report, this time in the form of a tweet from Nets beat writer Stefan Bondy. Carmelo Anthony then gave some rambling comments indicating he had no interest in talking with Nets brass:
“I can’t talk to them people,” Anthony said after scoring 12 points on 5-for-17 shooting and sitting most of the fourth quarter in Denver’s 110-97 loss to San Antonio. “The Denver Nuggets still pay me. I can’t talk to nobody.”
Please. Let. This. End.