Despite a 40-minute meeting between the Nets high command and Carmelo Anthony --and reports of dissension and even dysfunction in Knicks front office-- New York appears confident they remain in the lead for 'Melo's services. According to reports, Anthony agreed to meet with the Nets only at the insistence of the Nuggets and in fact, he had to agree to the Nets meeting before he could meet Thursday with James Dolan.
The Nuggets and Knicks have yet to hammer out a deal, with reports that Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, the expiring contract of Eddy Curry and at least one first round pick would head to Denver. Curry and Anthony Randolph would go to Minnesota who would provide the pick the Knicks need.
In return, Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams and Renaldo Balkman would go to New York. Denver apparently wants a second pick and/or Timofey Mozgov.
The Nets have been notably silent since the meeting, after which they were described by Adrian Wojnarowski as not very confident.
If Denver and New York can't get a deal done, it's anticipated that the Nuggets will tell Anthony they intend to trade him to New Jersey and let him decide if he wants the $65 million extension. The Nets will not make the deal without the extension. When will it all end? It appears that the six month long drama is likely to conclude Monday. At least Anthony and the Nuggets want it over by then. Presumably so do the Knicks and Nets.
- Even with meeting, Knicks still 1st pick - Frank Isola - New York Daily News
- Anthony plays D for once - Mitch Lawrence - New York Daily News
To trade for Carmelo Anthony, Knicks may have to pay steepest price in history - Mike Lupica - New York Daily News
- New Jersey Nets meet with Carmelo Anthony in Los Angeles, sources say - Chris Broussard & Marc Stein - ESPN
- Anthony meets with Nets owner - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports
- Thomas’ influence grows within Knicks - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports
Carmelo Anthony not interested in signing extension with Nets - Chris Mannix - Sports Illustrated
- Nets reportedly back in on Melo after Dolan jumps in - Ken Berger - CBS Sports
Report: Nets leave ‘Melo meeting “not confident,” but Knicks have own issues - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports
- Nets meet with ’Melo but Knicks in driver's seat - Marc Berman - New York Post
- Anthony was ‘noncommittal’ after face-to-face confab with Nets: report - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Stoudemire: Billups can help the Knicks - Marc Berman - New York Post
- Nets get their chance to convince Carmelo to come to Jersey - Al Iannazzone - The Record
Knicks sit and wait as Nets sit down with Carmelo on Saturday night - Steve Adamek - The Record
- Nets owners reportedly talk to Carmelo Anthony, but no decision yet - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
Source: Knicks cautiously optimistic - Alan Hahn - New York Newsday
- Signs Pointing Stronger to Carmelo Anthony Joining Knicks - Chris Tomasson - FanHouse
- Nets jump back into Carmelo Anthony fray - Chris Dempsey - Denver Post
Nuggets' cheap trick - Mark Kiszla - Denver Post
Patience is a virtue before trade deadline - Jason Lloyd - Akron Beacon-Journal