Billy King, aware of the media attention given the Carmelo Anthony rumors, met briefly with the Nets' beat reporters at the PNY Center late Sunday morning to give an update on the rumors.
"We're exploring everything, but there is no deal," said King in his update on the trade negotiations. "We have nothing. I’ll continue to explore and see if we can make the team better," a possible indication the Nets are talking to other teams about other players while they wait for the Nuggets.
Asked if he expected to have the same team Monday, King replied: "Could be"...and whether he expects a resolution of the four-team talks on Monday as well, King had the same reply, "Could be."
It was King's first comment since news of the four-team deal broke on Friday. Reporters said King's comments indicate the Nets are still trying to make the deal work. While some reports had 'Melo uncertain about joining the Nets, Fred Kerber reports the issue is the Nuggets. King also said he likes the Nets roster as is. Speaking of current players, Avery Johnson singled out Terrence Williams and Travis Outlaw for their performances Sunday.
- King says resolution in trade talks 'could be' coming soon, though nothing is certain - Conor Orr - Star-Ledger
- Nets Try to Focus on Basketball - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- King Addresses Trade Talks - Al Iannazzone - In the 'Zzone
Nets work the phones; remain hopeful of landing Anthony in blockbuster - Al Iannazzone - The Record
Insight into Billy King's strategy - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
- King of the Nets Speaks - Fred Kerber - New York Post Nets Blog
- Nets GM Billy King still waiting to make a deal - Tom Canavan - AP
Carmelo Anthony four-team trade enters holding pattern - Marc Stein - ESPN
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- NETS: Outlaw Impresses with Quick Improvement - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
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