Very shortly things will be going down. Insiders say that he’s very unhappy and ready to move on.
Carmelo Anthony’s divorce from the Nuggets could be great news for the Nets.
Anthony has given the Nuggets a list of teams he would like to be traded to, sending him and the team to a “point of no return,” Yahoo! Sports reports.
“Sources insist it’s no longer a matter of if the Nuggets trade Anthony, but when, where and for whom he’s traded for,” the report says.
The Nets, along with the Clippers, are the most likely trading partners for the Nuggets, the report says.
“They have assets (young players and draft picks) that appeal to Denver, (and) the geography works for Anthony because of his wife LaLa Vazquez’s entertainment career,” the report says.
It’s not good news for the Knicks, whom the report says aren’t “considered a strong contender in the eyes of Denver management.”
New Nuggets owner Josh Kroenke met with Anthony last weekend to try to convince the high-scoring forward to accept the three-year, $65 million contract extension the team has offered and stay in Denver.
“This wasn’t a productive, nor particularly pleasant, meeting and multiple sources said it could turn out to be the point of no return for Anthony and the organization,” the report says.
Anthony wants to sign the contract but then be traded. His representatives gave the Nuggets a short list of teams he would accept week ago, the report says, and have added teams to it since.
The Warriors, Rockets and Bobcats are other teams mentioned.
The Nets did not comment on their interest in Anthony last week, but could offer some combination of Devin Harris, Brook Lopez, Derrick Favors and the 10 draft picks they have stockpiled over the next three years.
The Nuggets this week hired a new general manager, which could speed up trade talks.