Adrian Wojnarowski reports that a new multi-team deal is shaping up for Carmelo Anthony that would bring Anthony, New Jersey native Al Harrington and possibly Chauncey Billups to the Nets with Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, Troy Murphy, multiple draft picks and cash headed out. Harris would go to an unspecified third team. Other players are likely to be involved as well.
Woj also reports that Anthony is "inclined" to sign a $65 million extension with the Nets, if they gather enough pieces to win now. The deal, he says, is not imminent but is coming together quickly.
"The way this is structured now, the Nets will significantly upgrade their team," one NBA executive involved in the talks told the Yahoo! reporter. Said another, "’Melo wants something similar to the Orlando deal, where he won’t have to go into New Jersey – or anywhere he’s going – without some help right away."
The specifics, including the Nets other partners, remain unclear, he writes. Not everyone agrees the Nuggets are ready to deal or that Anthony will sign with the Nets. Denver-based FanHouse writer Chris Tomasson writes 'Melo is not likely to accept a trade to New Jersey.
- Nets structuring new deal for Anthony - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports
- Nuggets to Observe Carmelo Anthony With Full Cast; Nets Not Ideal Destination - Chris Tomasson - FanHouse
Time for Knicks to move on from Melo? - Alan Hahn - New York Newsday