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09:38 PM ET 08.26 | A divorce between Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets appears to be imminent. According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Anthony's agents, William "Worldwide" Wesley and Leon Rose of CAA, handed the Nuggets a short list of teams that the star forward would be interested in joining. On Sunday, Anthony told Josh Kroenke, the heir apparent of owner Stan Kroenke, that he wants out of Denver, and the team seems to have given up on trying to get to sign the three-year, $65 million extension they offered. Now it's just a matter of when and where Carmelo will go. Unlike many other NBA owners, Stan Kroenke seems willing to fight, telling CAA that trying to dictate the terms will result in Carmelo not going anywhere. The Nuggets also made it clear that, if they give up Anthony, they want young talent and draft picks in return. Their best bets: the Nets or Clippers, who both have the assets amenable to Denver and the locations suitable for Carmelo and his wife. According to Wojnarowski, the other possible candidates include Golden State, Houston and Charlotte, since Anthony has a shoe deal with Jordan Brand and the Bobcats could offer a salary-dump proposal. With Denver's front office in flux -- GM Mark Warkentien was fired and will soon be replaced by Masai Ujiri -- sources told Wojnarowski that the Nuggets won't be able to uphold Kroenke's fight against CAA. In short, the end is near for the Anthony era in Denver.

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August 26, 2010  10:11 PM ET

who didn't see this coming a mile away

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August 26, 2010  10:14 PM ET

Stan Kroenke seems willing to fight, telling CAA that trying to dictate the terms will result in Carmelo not going anywhere. What choice does he have. It time to face the music and be intelligent about the situation and trade for pics and young talent. TIme to move on !

August 26, 2010  10:17 PM ET

Note to Chris Paul: This is how it's f'n done!

August 26, 2010  10:23 PM ET

this is what's wrong with the NBA today. Some idiots like "worldwide" Wes and Leon Rose, people who could probably never hack it in high school basketball are given power over gms to promote players who think they are great but havent proven a single thing. David Stern, you brought this all upon yourself with your stupid marketing of players over teams. it's no longer a privledge to play professional basketball, it's a right for some clowns who play AAU and get their backsides wiped for them and have fake SATs and some other stupid perks. the NBA makes me sick today, this is an absolute disgrace to the game. What has Carmello Anthony and Lebron James proven so far in their NBA careers/ That they are quiters? Carmello quit against LA two years in a row and Lebron quit last year. Funny how Carmello wants to go to NY when he sucker punched Jared Jefferies there not too long ago. the NBA should do something to limit the power of these agents, as they are ruining the game.

August 26, 2010  10:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Carmelo will be playing for the Knicks before its all said and done.

jeez im hope your right man we honestly cant miss out on him now
if he does Cp3 better be on the next flight here

August 26, 2010  10:26 PM ET

garbage like this makes true fans appreciate guys like Tim Duncan and Kevin Durant that much more. Durant proved this offseason that there is some hope for the NBA, and that idiots haven't taken complete control yet.

August 26, 2010  10:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Carmelo will be playing for the Knicks before its all said and done.

You must really hate Carmelo to wish for such a terrible fate to befall him...

August 26, 2010  10:32 PM ET

I took a 7 year break from the NBA when Jordan stopped pulling his Brett Favre act and remained retired. I didn't start caring for the sport again until Kevin Durant popped up and became a team first star rather than a me first one (I will admit I looked at Spurs Box Scores for Tim Duncan during those 7 years). Players like Kobe, James, Anthony and the like are killing the sport. Give me a TEAM I can root for rather than one player any day.

August 26, 2010  10:37 PM ET

I'm so mad about this, i'm blogging about it, come and comment if you like. Thats my shameless plug lol

August 26, 2010  10:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I'm so mad about this, i'm blogging about it, come and comment if you like. Thats my shameless plug lol

i dont wanna see the nba turn into a 6 team who can actually win
and i praise guys like KD and td and players who stay loyal to there team and are just genuine good guys
but some players and organisations are like that
its sucks because i like melo and he could take the money and stay there.
but teams like the knicks (who i am a fan) get themselves in these holes and the make these big promises and and cut plaers who would do anything for the team (i.e david lee) just to the get big paid dudes like lebron and melo and now its gonna be a trend of good players landing in the one team (i.e miami)
Id do anything for melo and cp3 to come to new york so i could finnally taste some success but for the NBA i dont think it can be a good thing at all. I hope players like john wall evan turner and all new rookies follow in durants lead and start a young team and let it grow for the sake of the NBA

August 26, 2010  10:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I'm so mad about this, i'm blogging about it, come and comment if you like. Thats my shameless plug lol

I love your avatar. It'd be better if it were Sabin or Shadow, though.

And to Dustmite72; Kobe isn't doing anything to kill the NBA. If anything, he and Durant will be what saves it from Lebron, Melo and company over the next few seasons.

August 26, 2010  10:52 PM ET

Well atleast we can avoid a repeat of "The decision"!! Denver needs to cut its losses, get something in return and move on. There is really no meaning in extending this beyond necessary. Melo doesn't want to come back, period!

August 26, 2010  10:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I took a 7 year break from the NBA when Jordan stopped pulling his Brett Favre act and remained retired. I didn't start caring for the sport again until Kevin Durant popped up and became a team first star rather than a me first one (I will admit I looked at Spurs Box Scores for Tim Duncan during those 7 years). Players like Kobe, James, Anthony and the like are killing the sport. Give me a TEAM I can root for rather than one player any day.

haha try the Toronto Craptors. im sure theyre gonna be playing like a team next season hahaha

August 26, 2010  11:15 PM ET

The Nuggets has no other choice but to trade Carmelo Anthony. Some team will risk to take Carmelo even knowing that at the end of the season he may be packing his bag for New York because that's where he wants to be. If Nuggets didn't received any trade offers from other teams, I think the Nuggets can trade Carmelo Anthony, J.R Smith and Kenyon Martin to New York for Anthony Randolph, Wilson Chandler, Bill Walker, Ronnie Turiaf and 2012 1st round. It's better to get something in return than nothing. Randolph and Chandler are good quality players. They may not be a franchise players but they can be some of the puzzles of a rebuilding team. For now the STARTERS for Nuggets will be: Nene, Harrington, Chandler, Affalo and Billups...BENCH: Andersen, Turiaf, Randolph, Lawson, Carter, Walker and Allen. The Nuggets might still be able to squeeze through the playoffs.

August 26, 2010  11:26 PM ET

@LordAlmacia, Kevin Durant wasn't anymore "loyal" than the other superstars were this summer. His situation was 100% different since he had no leverage to opt out. With the uncertainty of the new CBA, any new deal he signs will most likely be worth much less than a deal he signs now.

August 26, 2010  11:27 PM ET

but where does melo want to go ???????????
it does say melo gave denver a list!!!! and it names 5 teams teams that might have the assets to make a deal!!! but melo will not go where he does not want to be and he did not say where he wants to be --- so we all want melo but does melo want us??????????
sort of like that blond in the bar--- i want her but does she want me ----

August 26, 2010  11:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

@LordAlmacia, Kevin Durant wasn't anymore "loyal" than the other superstars were this summer. His situation was 100% different since he had no leverage to opt out. With the uncertainty of the new CBA, any new deal he signs will most likely be worth much less than a deal he signs now.

Carmello and Paul are in the same boat, and that didn't stop them. Players under contract still

August 26, 2010  11:35 PM ET

man
Melo looks fat in that pic

 
August 26, 2010  11:48 PM ET

I'm still wondering how he got named after a candy bar?

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