Nuggets Ready To Trade Carmelo Anthony

Apr. 25, 2010 - Salt Lake City, UTAH, USA - epa02131979 Denver Nugget

Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Nuggets are ready to trade Carmelo Anthony.

Denver was furnished with a short list of teams and told to get to work. Yes, this how William Wesley and Leon Rose of CAA work now, thick with threats and ultimatums and a swagger suggesting that the sport belongs to them. After Anthony told owner-in-waiting Josh Kroenke that he still wanted out of Denver during a Sunday meeting, the Nuggets appear done trying to sell their All-Star forward on a contract extension.

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. Sources insist it’s no longer a matter of if the Nuggets trade Anthony, but when, where and for whom he’s traded for.

“It’s almost a given they’re going to move him,” said a front-office executive who’s talked with the Nuggets and Anthony’s agents with CAA.

Yes the Magic, along with the New York Knicks, were named at the top Anthony’s wishlist and although it does look like Anthony is going to be traded, don’t count on him being dealt to the Magic. Other teams have much more to offer than the Magic, who can only really offer the Nuggets cap relief and not the young talent Denver likely desires to go along with that cap relief.

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  • richard n

    Young talent as in, Bass, Pietrus, Gortat, annnnd JJ Redick??

  • Tom

    I agree richard… we have a bigman Gortat – who they need and Vince for Cap relief and Bass or Pietrus… you could move Carmello to the 4 and Lewis to the 3 and play JJ at 2… AWESOME line up

  • richard n

    Well Lewis is the better man at the 4 (he’s bigger than Melo) but we can send em young big men and JJ, and possibly even Pietrus and/or Vince for him…I also wonder why they’d even send Carmelo to a Western Conference team??

  • Cel

    why do most members of the national press want The Nuggets to trade Carmelo for Eddie Curry and that other stiff and who cares if “his people” gave the Nuggets a list of teams that he’d like to be gifted to. I say they go with the highest bidder, which at this point doesn’t look like much, maybe a 72′ Pinto and used mag wheels and a 19″ color TV. I kinda hope he winds up in Minnesota. I’m getting the feeling that his reputation around the league is that he’s kind of a head case and plain lazy, he may not be worth much. If the Nuggets want equal value they might have to give up the TV

    • NC Magic Fan

      Carmelo will not stay if he is traded where he does not want to be. He is a free agent next year unless he resigns, which he would not do in Minny, so Minny would not do the deal for a 1 year rental. He will either be in Denver or somewhere of his own chosing after this season.