Update: Carmelo Anthony says a meeting with Mikhail Prokhorov is “news to me” and “I really don’t know what I would say” to him.
Come on guys… just forget this clown and move on. This is the most embarrassed I have ever been for a team I followed.
Original Post: Al Iannazzone and Fred Kerber are both reporting that the Nets and Nuggets have agreed to a trade sending Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, Troy Murphy, Ben Uzoh and four first round picks to Denver in exchange for Chauncy Billups, Sheldon Williams, Melvin Ely, Renaldo Balkman and of course The Beaver Carmelo Anthony. Now, the onus is on Anthony to extend.
Of course, the Star-Ledger’s Colin Stephenson disputes the deal in Twitter format and Tommy Dee from TheKnicksBlog, which is a must read for those who want to see just how entitled the fanbase is about this whole “Melo will be a Knick” argument believe he will not extend.
So if Al and Kerber are correct, this is what you call a moment of reckoning here. No more backing away from the table. If Anthony is not a Net by next week, it’s because he won’t extend here – period. It will be a colossal PR nightmare for this organization and they will be unable to save face. I hope they’re ready to face this.