Friday, January 7th, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  19 responses

Cavs, Nets, Nuggets Discussed a Carmelo Anthony Trade

ESPN has details of what was reportedly being worked on between the three teams just before the new year: “The Nets and Nuggets have discussed various trade scenarios and just before Christmas, they nearly worked out a three-team deal involving the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to league sources. The Nets have a standing offer of rookie Derrick Favors, two first-round draft picks and Troy Murphy on the table, but last month, sources said the Nuggets weren’t interested in Murphy because they would have inherited the remaining $8 million on his expiring contract. So the Nets brought in Cleveland and its $14.5 million trade exception. Denver would have received Favors, Devin Harris and three first-round picks. Cleveland would have received Murphy and one or two first-round picks, and the Nets would have received Anthony, Al Harrington and the Cavaliers’ trade exception, the sources said. Beyond the sticking point of Anthony accepting or refusing to sign the long-term extension with New Jersey, the deal fell apart because both Denver and Cleveland wanted the 2012 first-round pick the Nets got from Golden State in the Marcus Williams trade. That pick is protected through the first seven slots. While Denver never asked for the Nets’ five first-round picks, New Jersey might have wound up sending those five picks to the Nuggets and the Cavs. Losing all those first-rounders makes the Nets squeamish, as does not getting back a point guard if they have to give up Harris.”

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  • Jelte

    I think Anthony will stay in Denver, in the end.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jtrain73 Jono

    @Jelte I really hope you’re right. But I can just see his punk wife dragging him to NY.

  • benno

    Hes going the nets!!! i don’t see him being loyal, when new jersey has some russian billionaire, and you could possibly have cp3 joining in the summer, and dwight the next summer, and then big baby davis the next summer – what a team!!!

  • http://Mrjones21901@aol.com Run’n'Gun219

    jono – why is his wife a punk? And be loyal to denver for what. A couple of years ago they were trying to trade melo. He doesnt want to play there anymore. He is still honoring his contract but doesnt want to play there next year.

  • Bruno

    where marcus williams at??? was searching for him and he’s playing in russia

  • Yann Blavec

    No trade. Melo will sign with my Knicks this summer.

  • Bruno

    I also hope for that (Melo & Amare) but don’t think it’s happening

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    No Harris, no Favors, no picks – there is no way Melo would want this (unless CP3 worked out a deal to get there next year too). I’m sure Melo wants the money and to return to his ‘home’ and where his wife wants to be. But not at the cost of being on a miserable team. He can decide to just wait til FA and ADD to a team that doesn’t have to give up anything. NJ could be really good next year IF Brook starts playing up to his capabilities, Favors continues to get better, Harris, Melo and 5 first rounders. I wouldn’t be surprised that if Melo waits to be an FA, then NJ will make some kind of trade giving up Harris and 2 first rounders for CP3.

  • hiphopcop

    Just this trade over with, I’m tired of hearing about this. None of the teams will even sniff the conference finals; so get it done and let’s move on.


    I dnt see a trade happening…he is gonna remain in Denver until his contract expires, then sign with the Knicks…i can only see a trade happening if Denver works a deal out with the Knicks or if another team is willing (or dumb enough) to trade for him without him signing an extension…

  • Mr McOvaChicken

    True Dat Hiphopcopt. Sorry but for some reason instantly that N.W.A. track came to mind :-) …. … …… !! commin’ straight from the underground …. !!!

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Anyone know how far out Cleveland has sacrificed their 1st rounders for? Is it just the Wizards having their 2011?

  • http://brimartin13@gmail.com Brion

    Thats the Cavs guarantee to get a chip before Bron does according to Gilbert?

  • http://slamonline.com kobehater

    i dont give a damn, gilbert will have a b**** fit if melo doesnt go to the cavs!!!!!!! KOBE SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Anon e Mouse

    @ Jono, come on man show some class! No need for the wife comment.Why wouldn’t she and he have a preferred place of employment nearer to their family and friends? And last I checked dude was playing ball for Denver as per his contract.

  • Omar

    Denver should absolutely do that. Cleveland absolutely should not do that.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    denver would be very stupid to not trade melo. even if its just a lowball offer from a team wanting to rent melo til summer. they have to get something.

  • 6marjons

    thats a crap deal for cleveland


    The Nets pursuing Melo is like some dude talking about how many kids he’s going to have with some woman that filed a restraining order against him. The Nets are that stalker that just doesn’t get it. lol at the soon to be Clippers of New York.