Nets/Nuggets Heating Up Carmelo Anthony Trade Talks (UPDATE)

by September 24, 2010

Says here that New Jersey and Denver are negotiating to see if something can be worked out for the Melo man before the season begins. Though, of course, nothing is close to being finalized at the moment. Yahoo! reports: “Nothing is imminent in the next 24 hours, but Denver and New Jersey are having ongoing discussions centered on No. 3 overall pick Derrick Favors and future first-round picks going back to the Nuggets. The two teams are engaging third – and possibly even fourth teams – to complete what one front-office source described as a ‘very complicated’ deal. One league executive said the Nets believe they’re ‘getting there’ on a trade for Anthony. The Nets want to get a deal done before Anthony reports to training camp in Denver next week because league officials think the Nuggets will start working to convince him to stay.The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks have been Anthony’s preferred contenders, but he’s grown more comfortable with the idea of signing an extension with the Nets, league sources said. Denver refuses to do a deal with the Bulls that doesn’t include center Joakim Noah, and so far Bulls officials have refused to put him into any deal.”

UPDATE: ESPN has more on the proposed trade(s): “Nuggets in ‘serious’ discussions on four-way trade w/New Jersey, Utah and Charlotte that would make Melo a Net. Proposed deal, according to sources, would bring Derrick Favors, Andrei Kirilenko and multiple first-rounders to DEN for Melo … Other contracts would surely be added to make such a deal work but current proposal also would send Devin Harris to CHA and Diaw to UTAH.”