Jan 13, 2011, 8:24 PM EST
When Knicks GM Donnie Walsh told the New York Daily News:
“I don’t have anything going with Denver,” Walsh told The News Wednesday. “Nothing.”
That laughing you heard was people around the NBA, because nobody believed it.
With words like “stalled” used around the Nets efforts to get Carmelo Anthony (due not to the Nets but the Nuggets hesitation), the Knicks are still there. New York is still the place Carmelo Anthony wants to go, and the Knicks are still working on their options. Sure, maybe Walsh has plausible deniability built in, but everybody knows the Knicks are working hard to find a deal that Denver will listen to (since clearly Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari are chopped liver to the Nuggets brass). Deals such as trading Anthony Randolph for a first round pick.
Or getting in a third team such as Memphis involved, which ESPN’s Chris Broussard tweeted about:
Knicks have reached out to Memphis about sending OJ Mayo to DEN in 3-team deal that would send Carmelo Anthony to New York, sources say.
I’m fairly sure the Nuggets would still prefer some variation of the Nets offer, where they get Devin Harris and Derrick Favors and multiple first round picks. But the way the Nuggets have hesitated and tried to add to that deal, they may let the entire thing slide through their fingers.
If so, the Knicks are still there and working it.
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