Carmelo Anthony Says He’s Not Buying Into Trade Rumors

by January 10, 2011

The Melo rumor mill went into overdrive over the weekend, and after an awful performance against New Orleans last night, Anthony claimed that he wasn’t fazed at all. From FanHouse: “Anthony then was asked if that’s an indication he hasn’t agreed to sign an extension with New Jersey, which many believe is the only way the Nets would deal for him. ‘I haven’t heard anything on that,’ Anthony said. ‘It’s just been speculation as of right now. Masai (Ujiri, Denver’s executive vice president of basketball operations) and Josh (Kroenke, the Nuggets president) are not even here (at Sunday’s game). So I don’t see that happening.’ Pressed for a time frame during which Anthony doesn’t believe he will be traded, he said, ‘I’m just saying I don’t see it happening right now.’ This week? ‘No,’ Anthony said.”