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Monday, February 21, 2011

Melo to let Nets Know Today from roto world

"Carmelo Anthony is expected to inform the Nets on Monday whether or not he would accept a trade to New Jersey and sign an extension.
This brings into sharp focus what has been known for a while — “The Nets and Nuggets have a deal in place pending Anthony’s willingness to sign an extension.” Melo’s ‘willingness’ has been the major stumbling block for the Nets, however, and it seems very unlikely that he’ll spurn the Knicks.
New Jersey is reportedly still optimistic after meeting with him on Sunday, though Mikhail Prokhorov seemed less hopeful when he said “I think we made a very good tactical decision to force (the) Knicks to pay as much as they can.” We shouldn’t have to wait long for resolution."
Melo wants this to be over now, but the nuggets aren't doing him any favors. He wants to be a Knick and Denver knows it. There is no way that Melo would want to spend his prime years playing for one of the worst teams in the league, NJ is not a better situation then he is in Denver right now. But Denver is trying to gain some leverage with the Knicks by threatning to trade him to NJ and if they can they will try to persuade him to take a trade to NJ because Denver knows that their deal is much more valuable than the Knicks deal.

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