The Melo-drama continues.
Chris Broussard reports that the Nets are doing whatever they can - short of putting Brook Lopez on the table - to get Carmelo Anthony from the Nuggets. They spent all day Wednesday looking for other teams to help them get a deal done with the Nuggets.
Broussard notes that a two-team deal that sends Derrick Favors, Troy Murphy, Kris Humphries and a pick to Denver "is not going to happen," and that the Nets still have no guarantee that Anthony would sign an extension to stay in New Jersey beyond this season.
In Denver, Sandy Clough of 104.3 The Fan told Andrew Feinstein of Denver Stiffs that he's heard the third team may be Utah. In the scenario Clough said came from a "good source", Anthony and Kenyon Martin would go to New Jersey; Favors, Andrei Kirilenko and two first round picks would go to Denver and Devin Harris would leave for Utah.
- Nets pursuing Anthony hard - Chris Broussard - ESPN
- Chris Broussard Interview (Audio) - Scott Hastings & Mike Evans - Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan
- Farmar: Carmelo would be great for Nets - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- Nets need Melo to be star attraction - Al Iannazzone - The Record
Carmelo Anthony Sweepstakes Comes Into Focus - Sam Amick - FanHouse
- Nuggets asking the world for Carmelo, Nets pushing to make it happen - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports
9/22 "Clough Talk" interview (Audio) - Andrew Feinstein - Denver Stiffs
Noah wants to stay with Bulls - Marc J. Spears - Yahoo! Sports
- As Bulls eye Anthony, credit Noah with block - Chicago Sun-Times
Carmelo Anthony trade facing some hurdles - Benjamin Hochman - Denver Post
- La La's gaga over series, but mum on Melo's next move - Suzanne Brown - Denver Post
No evidence of Knicks' full-court press for Carmelo - Alan Hahn - New York Newsday
- Donnie Walsh regrets dealing No. 1 pick - Frank Isola - New York Daily News
Donnie Walsh does fine job hiding disappointment of missing out on LeBron James - Mitch Lawrence - New York Daily News