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One team Carmelo Anthony won't be traded to: The Knicks

Sep 21, 2010, 11:10 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for carmelo_anthony_denver_nuggets.jpgThe fast moving efforts to trade Carmelo Anthony — which now looks like it could happen even before training camps open — means the Knicks need to move on to Plan C.

Or maybe it’s Plan Y at this point. They have had a lot of dashed plans.

Once the Knicks lost out on the LeBron James sweepstakes, they changed gears and went with Amare Stoudemire. Then toasts at Carmelo Anthony’s wedding this summer had Knicks fans dreaming of their own superteam — Anthony, Chris Paul and Stoudemire.

Consider those dreams dashed, as multiple New York papers are reporting that the Nuggets told the Knicks no deal. This is how Jonathon Abrams and Howard Beck put it at the New York Times.

In preliminary conversations, the Nuggets have told the Knicks that they do not possess the assets they are seeking if they decide to trade Anthony, according to a Knicks official. The official did not want to be identified because he was describing private conversations between the teams.

For the moment, the Knicks are left hoping that Anthony remains in Denver through this season, which would allow his contract to expire. If that happens, the Knicks could then pursue him in free agency with cap room that will be created by the departure of Eddy Curry.

The Nuggets hanging on to Anthony seems more unlikely by the minute.

The Nets appear to be the frontrunners for Anthony, but teams from Golden State to Houston are trying to get in the exclusive club to make their pitch. Really, 29 teams would like to get into the club.

But the bouncer has stopped the Knicks at the door. They are now just spectators to the process.

  1. John - Sep 21, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    You read other articles and that is what you base your opinion on? Ha ha ha And who are you or who do you write for anyway? You’re no one of any importance in NBA writing…If Carmelo refuses an extention with every other team besides the knicks OF COURSE Denver would have to take the deal of Curry, Gallinari and Chandler or Randolph. What team would give up any value if they know for sure Carmelo is only staying 1 season LOL

  2. PTownWa - Sep 22, 2010 at 12:15 AM

    I’ve been saying this from the get go… At the end of the day, he will be a Knick! If Melo gets traded this year, it won’t be to the Knicks, but the Knicks are the only team he is interested in playing for! He’s an unrestricted FA next year, while the Knicks will have an additional $12 mill off payroll, plus other moves that can be made. Why trade certain assets away, when you will land him anyways?? The media is blowing this thing up to something much larger than it already is… Melo will end up where he wants to play…and that is for the New York Knicks

  3. VoorheesMyLove - Sep 22, 2010 at 2:50 AM

    I posted this couple of months ago in one of the blogs. If Melo doesn’t sign on a dotted line ( extension ) to the other 28 NBA teams who wants him. Melo will end up with the KNICKS. Thank YOU……

  4. VoorheesMyLove - Sep 22, 2010 at 2:56 AM

    I’ve posted this a month ago on another blog. If Melo doesn’t sign on the dotted line ( EXTENSION ) from any of the 28 other teams, Melo will end up with the knicks. Thank You……

  5. yeah - Sep 22, 2010 at 6:04 AM

    he will be a knick for sure

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