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Report: Nets nearing deal for Carmelo

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01:52 PM ET 09.24 | The New Jersey Nets are working diligently to acquire Carmelo Anthony and are constructing a multi-team trade to land the All-Star forward, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. A deal isn't expected to be in place within the next 24 hours, but the Nuggets and Nets are in talks over No. 3 overall draft pick Derrick Favors and future first-round picks going to Denver. The teams are bringing a third, and possibly a fourth, team into the mix in what has been described as a "very complicated" deal. The Nets want to get a deal done before Anthony heads to training camp in Denver next week because league officials think the Nuggets will start working to convince him to stay.

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September 24, 2010  02:04 PM ET

Wow..Nets might make some noise if they can pull anthony...so much for the knicks..

September 24, 2010  02:04 PM ET

Wow..Nets might make some noise if they can pull anthony...so much for the knicks..

September 24, 2010  02:05 PM ET

wow..nets might make some noise if they can pull him...

September 24, 2010  02:08 PM ET

These interns are doing great today. I read this on espn a few minutes ago and bam here we go. I think it'll be good for Melo to get outta Denver's grip but I won't sign the extension if I was him. New Jersey is equally unstable like Denver...

September 24, 2010  02:12 PM ET
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LET THE TRADE SCENARIO SPECULATION AND COMPARING OF IRRELEVANT PLAYERS AND RIDICULOUS REASONS WHY DENVER WANTS EDDY CURRY AND GALO BEGIN!!!!

agree, this is crazy. Why would he choose NJ over Denver? I can see him going to NY long before NJ.

September 24, 2010  02:16 PM ET

he doesn't wear the pants in his family. He doesn't want to win a championship he just wants to be recognized as a superstar in a big market and wants to play in BK where he will be a great player on a horrible team for the rest of his career but that doesn't matter to him. Publicity and money matter to him so he will remain ringless.

September 24, 2010  02:19 PM ET

GO NETS!!!!

September 24, 2010  02:20 PM ET

An awful lot of trouble for a 2nd-tier p-whipped media circus.

September 24, 2010  02:24 PM ET
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Why would anyone want to go to NY for strictly basketball reasons?

Cos NYC is bigger than San Antonio... only that your river is cleaner...

September 24, 2010  02:24 PM ET

You all aren't looking at the big picture. There is an owner willing to spend (Russian Billionaire), and the owner actually knows about basketball but is willing to let his Basketball "people" run the Nets. The team is moving to BK in 2012, and of course the collective bargaining agreement will change the NBA power structure. In the short-term, Melo will be a great player on an average team, but the Nets will have Melo, and Lopez to build around. I would imagine that everyone else on the team is expendable.

September 24, 2010  02:26 PM ET

Teams want to do flips and tricks to pull melo in as their star plaer when he has already shown he contains no leadership qualities. If he goes to NJ then he and the Nets will be worse after the deal is done.

September 24, 2010  02:29 PM ET

This would be a terrible...By going to Chicago, NY, Miami (? i heard this, but Miami has nothing to offer for him unless they are willing to trade one of the big 3 - Bosh mainly since we already has Haslem), Orlando he makes himself and those team instant championshipt contenders. Going to the Nets is comparative to when he first started in Denver...They have similar makeups..no real stars, but some good players and that won't get Carmelo a championship. With what the Knicks have in place, or playing along side Rose, Boozer in Chicago, or Lebron and Wade in Miami, Or Dwight and Carter in Orlando, you have a legitimate shot at winning a title - pulling even with Miami, and maybe the power to beat the lakers.

September 24, 2010  02:29 PM ET

Okay the Nets do have guys to offer but then what? They did only win 14 games last year with the same roster minus Cousins.. Does Melo really think they have a better team then the Knicks? I would beg to differ. The Nets have better young pieces to offer Denver but the Knicks have a better team. I would be sick if he went tot the Nets. I might become a Melo hater like Lostwill is a LeBron hater.... Nahhh I won't be that bad

September 24, 2010  02:31 PM ET
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An awful lot of trouble for a 2nd-tier p-whipped media circus.

True, but it's NJ.
This would help the Nets .

September 24, 2010  02:33 PM ET

nets have a bright future...same reason a player would go to the knicks...to be tied into being known as a major piece in restoring the team to championship calibur. funny melo is being hated for going to nets....but when you think of him going to..say..the bulls..its a good move. wouldnt the bulls be more of a cop out? not that i care either place he goes. but him going to a rebuilding nets would be more admirable...

September 24, 2010  02:35 PM ET
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Why would anyone want to go to NY for strictly basketball reasons?

The Nets won 14 games last year. The Knicks are a better team. Jersey has the same roster besides the rookies. They did nada in free agency. And not to mention they will be playing in Newark. Have any of you been to Newark? Its a dump. Its like the entire city modeled its self around that Hoarders tv show!

September 24, 2010  02:36 PM ET

can it be confirmed that if the knicks lose out to melo...they have absolutely no hope what so ever...durant signed an extension...wade bosh bron are in miami...and no melo...they have...no hope. unless you count waiting on chris paul a win...but they still need another major guy to have any success.

September 24, 2010  02:36 PM ET
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Like I said strictly basketball reasons?

Avery Johnson...

September 24, 2010  02:36 PM ET

NJ won 14 games. People are talking about Lopez like hes some great player. He was a good player on one of the worst teams of all time. David Lee put up big numbers for the knicks last year, doesn't make him a great player. Somebody has to score when nobody else can. Add Melo to that mix and NJ wins 26 games. Might as well stay in Denver.

 
September 24, 2010  02:36 PM ET

Even though earlier this week ESPN reported Melo would sign the extension if he were to land in NJ, i don't believe that to be true. This deal won't happen if he won't commit. Just the fact that the Nets won 12 games last year is so off-putting.

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