New Jersey is like Jason Voorhees when it comes to the Melo-drama; just when you think they’re dead, they rise back up (reportedly). NorthJersey.com has the details: “The Nets played their final preseason game Wednesday in Boston with a lineup that could look much different in a couple of days, weeks or months. A Nets source was asked whether this would be the team that opened the regular season next week. ‘For now,’ he said. ‘For now.’ The Nets haven’t stopped pursuing Carmelo Anthony. Despite some reports, Derrick Favors still is being offered and the Nets still are in good position to acquire Anthony. According to some reports, the Knicks have gained momentum in a race the Nets have been leading all along. Some league sources believe the Nets still are ahead. ‘They still have a pretty good feeling that something could get done,’ an NBA source said. Since the original four-team trade blew up in September, other teams have tried to get involved. But talks never advanced. Now the Nets are trying to deal with Denver without including a third or fourth team, and are said to be making progress. The sources said the Nets’ latest offer for Anthony is Favors, Troy Murphy, Kris Humphries and two No. 1 picks. The sources also said they expect the talks to pick up.”
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