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  1. Knicks deny tampering in Carmelo Anthony trade talks

    Sep 29, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    A four-team trade deal that would have moved Carmelo Anthony to the New Jersey Nets fell apart, apparently for a few reasons. One of them was the Nuggets trying to add players to the deal to shed payroll and get below the luxury tax threshold. But rumors surfaced that the Nuggets thought the Knicks might…

  2. Carmelo Anthony calls court his "safe haven" as four-team trade dies

    Sep 28, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT

    The trade rumors are still there — even as the much-discussed four-team trade is dead. The talk will not die no matter what happens with this round of rumors, there will be another and another and… Carmelo Anthony wants to get away from those rumors. Probably more than he wants to get away from Denver.…

  3. Jason Kidd calls "B.S." on report he tried to talk 'Melo out of New Jersey

    Sep 28, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony clearly is having second thoughts about taking his talents to New Jersey. Can’t imagine why. We just listened to Springsteen’s “Born To Run” and he made it sound like such a wonderful place. Then there was the report from Sam Amick of FanHouse that Jason Kidd warned Melo about the perils of New…

  4. Carmelo Anthony isn't part of team promotional filming

    Sep 28, 2010, 9:23 AM EDT

    Whatever state of limbo it may be in, the trade talks for Carmelo Anthony are not dead. The best sign of that: Denver did not ask him to participate in any of the team’s promotional filming on media day. We all read the quotes about the upcoming season on media day, but another part of…

  5. Carmelo Anthony sounds like LeBron, says he'll keep his options open

    Sep 27, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

    “I’m here today… Whatever the future holds, it holds. I’m leaving my options open right now. That was Carmelo Anthony today, sounding a lot like LeBron James a year before. What the Denver Nuggets want to avoid is a LeBron repeat — an entire season of speculation followed by losing their best player and getting…

  6. Carmelo Anthony at Nuggets camp. Now what?

    Sep 27, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony is in the Nuggets locker room. The talks around trading him continue to swirl. Those two things we know… So, now what? We wait. Wait for Anthony to speak at camp (which he may or may not do, things keep changing). Wait for someone to blink. For Anthony to sign a deal and…

  7. Denver, Philadelphia talking Carmelo Anthony, Andre Iguodala trade

    Sep 26, 2010, 8:04 PM EDT

    UPDATE 8:04 pm: The Daily News is now reporting that Anthony’s people said he would not sign an extension in Philly. Which would make any other negotiations moot. Basically, Melo’s people trying to keep the Knicks and Bulls in play, the Nuggets keep looking for the best deal with little interest in making Melo happy.…

  8. Hey Carmelo, if not the Knicks or Nets, how about the Timberwolves?

    Sep 26, 2010, 5:57 PM EDT

    If the four-team blockbuster with the Nets falls through, if the Nuggets are not going to accept a deal from the Knicks, if the Bulls are not throwing Joakim Noah in the deal, what is Carmelo Anthony going to do? How about the Minnesota Timberwolves? We’re not kidding, there was this note in the Twin…

  9. Nets players practicing, trying to ignore large cloud over court

    Sep 26, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    It’s no fun when the talk of training camp is who is not there, not who is. But that’s where it stands for the Nets, who have made their play for Carmelo Anthony right at the start of training camp. That is the talk, whether Anthony will sign an extension to come to the Nets…

  10. Kobe's advice to Carmelo Anthony: Do what makes you happy

    Sep 26, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant has been there. He has demanded a trade, he has wanted out, wanted to be anywhere else. He has wanted to go where he was relevant and the management wanted to win. Yet he also learned the Wizard of Oz lesson — there is no place like home. Kobe has spoken to Carmelo…

  11. Anthony, Nuggets have to play ball together one way or another

    Sep 26, 2010, 10:35 AM EDT

    The rumors just keep flying around a four-team trade that would bring Carmelo Anthony to New York seems to be slipping away. Why? Because Denver and Anthony can’t seem to play nice together. So it looks more and more like they will have to play together on the court to start the season in what…

  12. Report: Carmelo Anthony deal still a day (or more) away from completion

    Sep 25, 2010, 8:36 PM EDT

    It’s alright NBA heads. If a report from Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger is correct, it’s safe to stop checking your sports tickers obsessively for the next day or so. According to Orr’s unspecified source (…sigh), the four-team deal that would send Carmelo Anthony to the Nets is at least another day or so…

  13. Conflicting reports on if Anthony approved extension with Nets, clearing way for trade

    Sep 24, 2010, 8:01 PM EDT

    It appears to have come down to this — if Carmelo Anthony approves a three-year, $65 million (or similar) contract extension with the New Jersey Nets, a complex four-team trade likely will go forward. According to one report, he has. New York Daily News Nets beat writer Stefan Bondy tweeted this Friday evening: Reliable source:…

  14. By the way, Carlos Boozer doesn't want to trade Joakim Noah

    Sep 24, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

    This all may be moot now, but for the record Carlos Boozer is good with the Bulls seeming to drop out of the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes. “I want Joakim Noah to stay,” Boozer said on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “I don’t want to see him in any uniform but a Bulls…

  15. Nets, Nuggets working on four team deal for Carmelo Anthony

    Sep 24, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

    You have to say this about the new New Jersey Nets regime — they hustle. The Nets are working feverishly to come up with a complex multi-team deal that would bring Carmelo Anthony to the Garden State (for a couple of years, and then Brooklyn), according to both Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo and ESPN’s Mark…

  16. Amar'e Stoudemire says Carmelo Anthony would be a good teammate. You think?

    Sep 24, 2010, 9:38 AM EDT

    Through all of the talk and controversy around Carmelo Anthony trying to force his way out of Denver, one thing has never really been in question  — Melo can ball. He will make your team better (as long as you didn’t give up too much to get him). But just to make sure you know,…

  17. Donnie Walsh's Catch-22

    Sep 23, 2010, 4:36 PM EDT

    Knicks decision maker Donnie Walsh would love to get in on the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, but he doesn’t have all the chips needed to get a seat at the table. He doesn’t have a first round draft pick (well, not until 2014 anyway, and nobody wants to wait that long). A pick like the one…

  18. Joakim Noah doesn't want to be traded

    Sep 23, 2010, 9:26 AM EDT

    Be part of a powerhouse team that could be very good in Chicago or be part of a rebuilding process in Denver where you will forever be “the guy we traded the best player in franchise history for.” Shockingly, Joakim Noah is partial to the first option. Still he went to the old but true…

  19. Nuggets asking the world for Carmelo, Nets pushing to make it happen

    Sep 23, 2010, 1:05 AM EDT

    The Chicago Bulls talked with Denver, but the Nuggets demanded that Joakim Noah be part of the deal. So it fell apart. The New Jersey Nets talked to Denver, but the Nuggets demanded that Brook Lopez be part of the deal. So it fell apart. Sensing a pattern here? Denver is listening to offers for…

  20. Carmelo Anthony on the rumors: "i just want to play ball"

    Sep 22, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Whatever is swirling through the media, through back channels and into NBA front offices, Carmelo Anthony is going to come out at Nuggets camp and say all the right things. He’s got that down. He’ll do it to microphones next week, but he went to twitter and made these comments Wednesday night: Everyone has there…

  21. Chicago trading Joakim Noah for Carmelo Anthony? Bad idea.

    Sep 22, 2010, 12:01 PM EDT

    Who knows who put this rumor out there — Denver staffers trying to up the ante, Carmelo Anthony people trying to push the deal forward — but it is the debate around the league: Should Chicago throw Joakim Noah into the deal to bring Carmelo Anthony to Chicago? No. No. A thousand times no. Let’s…

  22. Carmelo Anthony renews push for trade to New York or Chicago; Denver in no rush

    Sep 22, 2010, 8:22 AM EDT

    If you’re wondering why so many — and at times conflicting — rumors are coming out about the Carmelo Anthony trade situation in the last few days, here’s your answer. Anthony and his CAA team (led by agent Leon Rose) have stepped up to pressure a move before training camp starts, according to ESPN. And…

  23. Carmelo Anthony rumors update (please bring plenty of salt)

    Sep 21, 2010, 8:32 PM EDT

    There are almost more rumors about Carmelo Anthony out there than there are people laughing at David Hasselhoff after last night. Almost. We’re going to talk about some key ones, but first we start with the trade rumor primer, just as a reminder: Every leaked rumor has a motive behind it. Nobody at this stage…

  24. Winderman: Jared Jeffries salary dump reason Knicks are out of Anthony sweepstakes

    Sep 21, 2010, 11:31 AM EDT

    It is one thing to mortgage your future after the fact. The Heat did that with the Cavaliers and Raptors in the sign-and-trades utilized to increase the payouts to LeBron James and Chris Bosh. For most of the next decade, draft night will remain rumor in South Florida. It is, however, another thing to mortgage…

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

    Sep 21, 2010, 11:10 AM EDT

    The 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…

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