After multiple reports the Nets were in "discussions" regarding a trade that would bring Carmelo Anthony to New Jersey, there's late word from the Daily News' Stefan Bondy that Anthony has agreed to sign an extension with the Nets. That would seemingly clear the final hurdle for the biggest Nets' trade in a decade. The deal, which could go down Saturday, Bondy reports, involves the Nets, Nuggets, Jazz and Bobcats.
As reported, the trade would deliver Derrick Favors, Andrei Kirilenko and two first-round picks (including the Warriors 2012 pick) to Denver in exchange for Anthony. The deal also would send Devin Harris and Jarvis Hayes to Charlotte, with Boris Diaw and Quinton Ross moving to Utah.
The deal couldn't be consummated unless 'Melo agreed to a sign-and-trade in which he agreed to accept a $65 million, three year extension. Another possible hold up: the Bobcats are reluctant to give up Augustin, but that isn't seen as a dealbreaker.
Sources: Carmelo Anthony of Denver Nuggets part of four-team trade talks - Marc Stein - ESPN
Nets need commitment from Anthony - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports
Nets in four-team talks for Melo - Ken Berger - CBS Sports
Nets in talks to acquire Carmelo Anthony from Nuggets - Chris Mannix - Sports Illustrated
Nets in talks to acquire All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony - Al Iannazzone
Big Deal For Anthony Brewing - Al Iannazzone - In the 'Zzone
Nuggets have deal in place to ship 'Melo to Nets - David Aldridge - NBA.com
Media Day 2010 - Al Iannazzone - In the 'Zzone
Nets trying to land Carmelo in four-team trade - Fred Kerber - New York Post
Source: Nets are in serious talks to land Carmelo Anthony - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
Carmelo Anthony trade to Nets not yet finalized - Conor Orr - Star-Ledger
Nuggets want Nets' Favors in Anthony deal - Benjamin Hochman - Denver Post
Jazz’s Kirilenko involved in potential four-team trade, sources say - Brian T. Smith - Salt Lake Tribune
Proposed Trade Would Bring Anthony to Nets - Howard Beck - New York Times
AP Source - Nets Working on Carmelo Anthony Deal - AP
D.J. Augustin on the trading block? - Rick Bonnell - Charlotte Observer