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Anthony apparently has no plan to meet with Nets owner

Feb 18, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

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Just in case you hadn’t had enough fun with the latest surge of Carmelo Anthony trade rumors (that may or may not be exactly the same in status as the rumors which circulated some six months ago), here’s a fun bit: Anthony apparently has no knowledge at all of the reported meeting he’s supposed to have with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov. Anthony continued, as reported by the Associated Press:

Anthony says: “If I was to meet with that guy (Prokhorov) to be honest I really don’t know what I would say.”

Terrific. If Anthony’s just being facetious, it’s not appreciated; we’re all ready for this plot line to be over. It’s run its course, worn out its welcome, and given aneurysms to many of those tracing all of the rumors by choice or by trade.

If he’s not, then the possibility of Anthony becoming a Net is considerably less slim than most current reports would have you believe. The possibility may still be on the table, but talks between teams aren’t enough, and haven’t been enough throughout this entire process. No deal gets done without Anthony’s approval, unless the Nuggets have a radical change of heart and try to salvage what’s left of Anthony’s trade value at the trade deadline buzzer.

For what it’s worth, Ken Berger of CBS Sports has a flurry of Anthony quotes from today’s All-Star media availability on his Twitter feed, which serve to create a more complete picture of Anthony’s current circumstance. However, don’t mistake that for any advance in the state of trade negotiations. Most of Anthony’s comments merely flesh out what we already know: he doesn’t know where he’s going, he hasn’t agreed to any kind of extension with any team, and he’d like to have a legitimate offer to mull over.

  1. habibthomas - Feb 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    I’ll guess we will all have to wait until the very last minute. I hope there’s no Melo special on ESPN lol

    • loungefly74 - Feb 18, 2011 at 4:20 PM

      agree. i’m tired of it but still fascinated as it does change the NBA landscape a little bit.

  2. jmad34 - Feb 18, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    MAKE UP YOUR MINDDDD!! NY or NJ….pick out of a hat!

  3. starks3 - Feb 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Call this crazy but hear me out on this scenario….

    Melo only wants to go to the Knicks, and makes it clear through “his people” said people backdoor channel to D. Walsh and let him know. That way they don’t give up the farm for him, therefore making it clear without being clear that the Nugs have zero leverage.

    You really think that Melo wants to go to NYC with a depleted roster, if he plays it right Knicks have upper hand and only have to give up minimal things for Melo to make “their” cap right. And he comes to NYC with a decent team intact.

    It makes sense to me at least, but what do I know?

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