‘Melo doesn’t want to talk to Nets

SAN ANTONIO — Carmelo Anthony didn’t exactly dispute reports that the New Jersey Nets were given permission by the Denver Nuggets to negotiate with him, he just doesn’t believe that’s the case. David Aldridge first reported the latest twist in the ‘Melo Sweepstakes on NBA.com.

“I haven’t talk to anybody, [general manager Masai Ujiri] or [owner Josh Kroenke] or any other teams,” Anthony said Sunday night after a lackluster performance by him and Denver in a loss to the Spurs. “So for that speculation to be thrown around out there, that’s false.”

‘Melo added that he has no desire to talk to another team, noting the Nuggets still dish out his paychecks. He claimed not to know anything about a proposed meeting with the Nets, which reportedly would include a personal pitch from New Jersey billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

“I don’t want to talk to nobody,” Anthony said. “I’ll let the front office handle that type of stuff. That ain’t my job to be talking to New Jersey, Lakers, Dallas, no one. That’s not my job to do.”

And if given permission?

“I still won’t step into something like that,” ‘Melo said. “I have seen a lot of people go through that. For me to sit here and say I want to talk to them or Masai and Josh gave them permission to talk to me, I think that’s false. If that was the case then I’m pretty sure I would have got a phone call.”

Should that phone call come, Denver’s 26-year-old franchise player said he still wants no part in being personally involved in any trade talks. As has been the case lately, ‘Melo virtually guaranteed being in a Nuggets uniform for the foreseeable future — Wednesday against Oklahoma City, Friday against the Lakers and Sunday against Indiana.

So what about the option of staying in Denver fore the entire season before weighing his options? Ken Berger of CBSSports.com wrote that ‘Melo hasn’t taken the ongoing CBA talks into consideration.

When asked about the possibility of Anthony waiting until after the season to address his future, the person familiar with his strategy told CBSSports.com that he has not factored in the prospect of a hard cap and salary rollbacks in a new CBA. Such an outcome in the labor talks would make Anthony’s three-year, $65 million extension — thought to be a driving force behind any trade that would compel him to sign it before the Feb. 24 deadline — a moot point.

Nuggets coach George Karl said he hasn’t been given an update on Anthony by Ujiri.

“I have not talked to him since Friday and I’m sure if there was anything that would have drastically changed, he would have called me,” Karl said.

As for the team, Karl did evoke a slogan that’s been tied to ‘Melo since trade speculation exploded last summer.

“We just got to keep our focus and keep fighting through our drama,” he said.

It doesn’t figure to end anytime soon. ‘Melo was asked if dealing with this at every stop is a drag.

“It is. I get tired of answering the questions. I live with it,” he said. “I wake up in the morning, keep my head high, be professional and answer the questions as y’all ask them.”

143 Comments

  1. Every single time I see blogs as very good as this mainly because I really should cease bludging and begin working on mine.Thanks

  2. angel says:

    well, melo is good for boston team go for it melo,its all about 18…yes…!

  3. Mark says:

    MELO should GO TO MIAMI
    if he wants TO WIN A CHAMPIONSIP RING..
    just my opinion…

  4. arn says:

    the clippers will be a good fit… throw baron to the nuggets… throw jordan to the nuggets… throw a couple of first rounders and cash… nuggets will bite…. the prob is, nuggets will have both billups and baron whos on the down low… thats where you get another team that needs a good point… say, the blazers! ayt? then the clips will have griffin, gordon and melo… not to mention bledsoe who will be a great backup point.. thing is the clips wont a center for a while until kaman comes back… thats where you get a center whos reliable but cheap… (i cant think of any) youll put jaron collins as a starter and get a backup who has an experience… guarantee with the rest of the season like mbenga… i admit mbenga wont be a steal but still he can contribute because of his champ experience…

    who said that the lakers should give bynum? are you out of your freaking mind?! i mean gasol is great but they wouldnt win another title if they give bynum!

  5. BlackMamba says:

    Melo is going to finish up the season in a Nuggets jersey. No doubt about that. He is not going to sign a 3-year extension at the chance that he might fit in at another team. You have to remember, he has spent his entire career in Denver, it is a big step for if’s and but’s. And, he said he doesn’t care about the money and wants a championship. He is only 26 and has lots of years left in the league, a championship will most likely happen, one day. He wants to be in or around NYC. If he waits it out another 40 games, the season will be over and he can go where he wants, and talk to who he wants with no one telling him otherwise. In a few months, the cards are in his hand. Then, no other team has to trade away their players. Denver is a day late to try to trade Melo this late in the season, they should have thought about a trade at the beginning of the season. Also, if anyone paid attention or did some research around here. Melo’s wife is a celebrity and he life and career is taking her to NYC. So, that is where Melo is going to go. Hands down he is going to the Knicks, and the Knicks will get to keep all their young talent and have Amare too. Don’t forget the rumors of Nash wanting to leave PHX and be with Amare. Not only were they two of the best combinations of PG and PF/C they are also literally best friends. Landry Fields only has a 2-year contract for minimum wages, he could be used as bait to get a more formidable guard, maybe a 2-time MVP… Melo would never go to L.A. and I highly doubt that Lakers would even consider picking him up. Melo, like LB plays more of a point-forward position, more of a shooting forward. He would clash with the likes of Kobe or any other perimeter shooting star, his talent best is highlighted when combined with a strong and athletic PF/C like Amare.

    I am a fan of the West and would like Melo to stay in this conference. But, hands down, I got love for the game, and Melo is a fantastic player who does need a change and is going to do what he wants this summer. Whatever happens, happens and I will watch no matter what.

  6. Damn says:

    What should I do? Should i admit i’ve made mistakes, should i remind you i’ve done this before. should i tell you how much fun we had? ‘Carmelo Anthony’ Should i just sell my jerseys!

  7. CHEEZY says:

    For this fall… man this is very tough.. uhm…. I’m going to take my talents to the Santa Monica Beach and join the Los Angeles Lakers. That is the conclusion i woke up this morning.

  8. JoeMol says:

    Guys, if I remember correctly Houston was mentioned as having whatever Denver would like to trade Melo for; so how about Melo to the Rockets?

  9. It’s clear that Melo only wants to go to NY… but there’s way to many moving pieces in this trade. I think Denver is writing him off though… Melo jerseys are deeply discounted in the Pepsi Center right now. I guess Denver is tired of the melo-drama.

  10. JACHIN BROWN says:

    WHAT IS THE BEST TEAM FOR CARMELO TO GO TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP THIS YEAR ?

    A. LAKERS
    B. MIAMI
    C. ORLANDO
    D.KNICKS
    E. NETS
    F. DENVER

    • sym430 says:

      Dream on…course the Lakers may be the best chance for anybody who wants to get a ring…but they’re not going to change their core…Kobe, Pau, Lamar..and the rest of them are along for the “championship ring” ride but are dispensable

  11. Martz20 says:

    i think melo should go to the lakers.. yeah i admit kobe is getting older and the lakers needs someone who is talented as kobe to win more championship… it is the best way for him to get a champioship rings…..

  12. dallas fan says:

    trade butler for carmelo….. i’m pretty sure, you’ll be in the final melo, and probably get championship. you don’t have to sign extension now, you can decide later if you still want to play with dallas. :)

  13. melotoknicks says:

    he said he doesn’t care about money and that he wants to win! so for all the people that think ‘melo will go to the nets, he would have a better chance of winning in denver! it’s either the bulls or the knicks. case closed

  14. moises cruz says:

    Imagine this,
    Jason Kidd PG
    Deshawn Stevenson SG
    Carmelo Anthony SF
    Dirk Nowitzki PF
    Tyson Chandler C

    TOTALLY UNSTOPABLE

    • JACHIN BROWN says:

      SORRY, BUT I DONT THINK SO, THAT LINE UP HAS NO DEFENSE, AS LONG AS NOWITIZKI IS ON THE LINE UP ITS A SOFT TEAM. HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR DALLAS WILL FIND A DIFFERENT OWNER, I DONT THINK HE KNOWS BASKETBALL ENOUGH TO BUILD A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM. BUT I HAVE TO SAY DALLAS LINE UP REALLY LOOKS GOOD ON PAPER. FOR THE PAST 4-5 YEARS DALLAS ALWAYS HAS A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM ON PAPER, BUT CHEMISTRY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN BRINGING IN TALENT.
      AGAIN MAVS FANS I WANT TO APOLOGIZE, BUT NOWITZKI IS HARD TO SEE WEARING A RING IN THE FUTURE SOON.

      • sym430 says:

        @ Jachin…Agree…Agree…Agree…tried to tell Moises that…there is no “power” in that forward…soft, soft, soft.
        oh, and what will the Mavs do w/ Marion…and Caron when he comes back…???

  15. toes says:

    lakers could get melo,all dey have 2 do is trade artest,luke,barnes,ebanks and caratcer

  16. JACHIN BROWN says:

    LAKERS WILL GET CARMELO AND AL HARRINGTON- LAKERS SALARY WILL GO UP 102 MILLION
    NUGGETS WILL GET ARTEST, WALTON AND CARACTER-NUGGETS SALARY WILL GO DOWN TO 73 MILLION

    OR

    KNICKS WILL GET CARMELO,HARRINGTON, ANDERSEN AND BILLUPS, SALARY WILL GO UP 90 MILLION
    NUGGETS WILL GET CHANDLER, RANDOLPH, FIELDS AND GALLINARI, SALARY WILL GO DOWN 52 MILLION

  17. lynchmoob says:

    melo wait until end of season to join lakers or trade him for browm an walton

  18. matt says:

    It’s understandable to be concerned if your favorite team may lose their star player. We shouldn’t, however, be so concerned about this thing that hasn’t happened or even may not happen at all. It’s bad to let the media attention of a players career paths reflect their individual ability. For example, we know Lebron is arguably one of the best players in the game right now (I would have to say he’s better than Carmelo), so when he is suspected to trade it’s a nation wide event. Feels like these rumors about Melo are a step below that. Can we wait until something happens to care about the trade? As if there is nothing we can do about it? Since we can’t do anything about it.

  19. joe86 says:

    I think until the new CBA is established Melo’s options are hazy. Wait for free agency and that otherwise everything else is all guesses.

  20. abn says:

    i honestly dont think the clips need melo. not that melo isnt talented, but more like he is very costly and the clips are still a young team with lots of potentials. their starters are great except just needed some more experiences. give them 1 more season after this one, you will start seeing them in the playoff assume the roaster doesnt change much.

  21. Rip Greenfire says:

    Have to say, pride won’t let Melo’ go anywhere except NY. He’s commited, and no other team will change it otherwise. Personally, I think he would be a good fit for the Kings, Hornets, or LA Clipps, but New York isn’t a bad shot either.

  22. Joshua Gutierrez says:

    As a chicago Bulls fan, I would love to have Melo running the wing with Rose. He could either play the SG or SF position for the Bulls, which would be awesome! But realistically, I think his 3 best options are the Nuggets, Lakers, or Magic. Those teams would surely be champs with Melo on the team. The Clippers would be nice too, but I think if he had a choice between Lakers and Clippers, he’d go with the Lakers, because of their history and great traning program. The Clippers’ players are always hurt! Either way, Go Bulls!!!

  23. DJ3 says:

    go to the espn trade machine and do

    clippers: melo
    nuggets: chris kaman, ryan gomes

    it works perfectly

    • S Herb says:

      Uhh…and how many games has Kaman played this year…??? Nugz already have brokedown Chris andersen. Why do they need another brokedown player? Not a winer for Nugz? Those two could not even come near equaling the value of Melo

  24. DJ3 says:

    3 trade options

    Miami gets: Melo,
    Denver gets: mike miller, james jones, carlos arroyo, juan howard

    L.A. gets: Melo, Nene
    Denver Gets: deandre jordan, 2 1st round picks, randy foye

    New York gets: Melo, Billups
    Denver gets: Danillo Gallinari, tony douglas, wilson chandler

    all would be good for melo, nuggets, and the team melo goes to. the heat is a long shot but if pat riley bribes david stern and wins the lottery it could happen

  25. Josh says:

    with the new labor agreement they should start making strict rules about making trades public to the media. The amount of teams and players that have been in limbo this season starting in the summer with Melo is ridiculous. I mean what has been going through derrick favors head this entire season? He’s basically been talked about as trade bait his entire rookie season up to this point. Rip Hamilton has basically been indefinitely benched until hes traded because of the distraction of trade rumors which is ridiculous for a professional…Melo has been pretty good about not saying alot, but everything else about this has been an absolute mess and its getting sickening

  26. george says:

    Melo best shot to win title is the magic maybe howard, richardson, arenas, nelson i would go to the magic

  27. ck says:

    Carmelo for Kobe. Good for LA as Kobe is getting old. Good for Dever as they will get Kobe on his final few years…

  28. deontae says:

    even if carmelo leave denver…………. hes not gonna win and den it will be miami as 2011 champions!!!! GO HEAT

  29. miamifan85 says:

    nets waste of time. will either go to la or ny. probably knicks though. they still wont win a championship but they will contend. by next year boston will be to old and miami will be in sync and unstoppable

  30. berto24 says:

    listen melo needs to go 2 the knicks or stay with denver if he goes to jersey they aint gonna even be in the playoffs til 2012 and thats a big maybe if he goes to the knicks den he has a chance to make it to the playoffs but thats it no matter where he goes he aint gonna win a ring. its all about the lakers and miami so he got no chance

  31. HeatRock says:

    @ boswell miami will not get ‘melo and even if they did (which they won’t) they wouldn’t be stupid enough to have him as a backup!!! they would move fail james to pg

  32. wewe says:

    he will go to San Miguel Beer team XD

  33. MeloGood says:

    Hey Melo if you readin’ this, go to Dallas! That’s your best team to be in, money and ‘ring’ – wise! It’s gonna be an exciting NBA Finals with the superfriends! Miami vs Dallas! Go Melo! I’ll support you all the way in Dallas!!! YEAHHHH!!!

    • S Herb says:

      he might as well stay on the team he’s on…Mavs don’t have but one ok center with Tyson and Brendan combined…and Brendan just count for 1/4…no strong power forward…and an old pg w/ no running game…melo needs a team that can breakout and burn the floor and score.

      • moises cruz says:

        haha you make me laugh! did you say no good power forward? well dirk nowitzki is the best european player to play in the NBA in history.he can shoot from anywhere on the floor, he is 24th in all time points ,,and about jason kidd,in case u didnt know..hes 2nd in all-time assist leader with 11,296.and 3rd in all time 3-pointers made with 1,724 !hes also 4th in all time steals,,and tyson shoots 67% pg pecentage .GO MAVS

      • sym430 says:

        @ moises…I didn’t say “good” power forward…I said “strong” as in powerful (like Kenyon Martin used 2 be). And as for J Kidd, I am not indispute about his stats (and what “used to be”) but he is “old” and doesn’t get the “running game” going like Ty Lawson. Melo plays best when the team runs…that gets him pumped…and he might even play some “D” and get a steal or 2…
        And let’s not talk about the Mavs track records (and choking) in the playoffs in recent years…And this is a “new” tyson Chandler…the one we have been looking 4 for years…but don’t forget he is injury prone (…who needs a big toe anyway…lol)

  34. Kings says:

    Kings trade Casspi, Garcia, Landry

  35. king says:

    damn… i just want this trade talk be over… hamilton is not playing anymore for about 3+ games already
    because of the trade rumors… they dont want hamilton be injured before the trade happens
    and its killing my league

  36. Nonya says:

    Just wait and end the season, this is getting to be annoying for everyone. I respect that you are offended that Bron *explicit* on your city and you want to show the city of New York they do need the likes of Lebron there that is OK. It is your City and you go for it but do not leave a city that has been trying its hardest to support your style of play. You are a Banger and your teams matches that, you are known as the team of bruisers in the west (though stats would say other wise) beat the crap out of this season and move on. If you care for these fans like you say you do give them something to see you go ff on.

  37. skeebz says:

    is it true that rip will also go to njn? so billups rip anthony if ever ? hmm not a bad idea though… you want some piece of ring go to the flow melow… -GodBlessThePhillipines

  38. Boxhead413 says:

    Ok some people in the Denver front office are clearly not listening, so I will make this crystal clear…..HE WANTS TO GO TO NEW YORK!!!!! STOP WASTING TIME AND MAKE A TRADE WITH THE KNICKS OR HE WILL LEAVE AND YOU WILL GET NOTHING!!!!

  39. mark says:

    moving on new jersey in like a suicide….once he gets new jersey he is no longer win a title there….that team is no champinoship calliber…

  40. mark says:

    melo should go to new york or lakers to win a titl, instead on moving new jersey

  41. avr3 says:

    melo wud b best in nyk with felton and amare as leaders.they sure will be a firepower in the east

  42. tubero king says:

    i think its better for melo to stay in the west and join phoenix suns talented guys like grant, vince, steve and channing..thats the missing formula of winning a champinship in phoenix…
    Reply

    • Josh says:

      His hold up has been his want to win for years to come. you just listed Grant Hill, Vince Carter, and Steve Nash as his cast…

  43. tubero king says:

    i think is better for melo to stay in the west and join phoenix suns talented guys like grant, vince, steve and channing..thas the missing formula of winning a champinship in phoenix…

  44. geram says:

    melo and j.r smith for terry,butler and haywood..is dat ok?????????

    • Nowhere Man says:

      melo and jr smith in their prime for an injured butler, inconsistent haywood and aging terry? yea thats a big OK for dallas, can’t say the same for the nuggets though

      • S Herb says:

        Who wants Brendan “little hands” Haywood…he can’t get a rebound and control it or put it back in the basket without turning it over…looks like T-Rex (w/ little hands)…and he thinks he’s all that and should be starting…the Mavs would be happy to get rid of him and his whinin….but that is too big a negative for the Nugz…cuz he ain’t bout to come in and push Nene to the bench

  45. HellRider Dan says:

    If Im Melo, and I wanna championship ring? And bring my talents to Chicago Bulls or NY Knicks in Eastern… but too many big talents challengers in East,…well if it Western, I will go to NO Hornet if CP3 still staying there or is there enough salary cap to bring in Melo. If not…. I will consider Utah Jazz, La Clippers, Portland, But…But!!!!!?? If Oklahoma got enough cap salary… yeh thats definetly a good choice to join with Kevin Durant. these teams do have possible for championship elites team. Except NJ Nets.. though they have enough to bring 2…but still lacking of talents around for defensive levels.

  46. richie says:

    Do you think it’s possible for “Melo” to go to Lakers?

  47. Ryan says:

    hahahaha. Knicks win a championship. Your joking right?

  48. ryan says:

    hahaaha knicks win a championship. Thats a jike right?

  49. jm says:

    he should go to Clipps!!! with BG, EG, BD, they will be a great team for at least 8 years! If he still don’t win in 8yrs, then he’s a bad luck like LBJ

  50. LookMomImWasted says:

    I think carmelo must wait for the free agency then decide because theyre still a good team though.

    • Miami6MVP says:

      no doubt. if they lose him to free agency its just bad on the nuggets because they didnt get anything out of it and lost the best offensive player in the nba. if they don’t trade him at all thats there own fault in the end if he leaves due to free agency.

  51. lowbudgetballer says:

    Man i feel bad for Denver. Their franchise player wants to leave and they likely won’t get much in return once they trade him. I liked what denver would’ve got in return for melo from the nets but he won’t sign an extension so a deal for him to go to the nets is less likely to happen. Some team is pretty much going to get melo for free. Otherwise melo plays the rest of the season and busts a lebron……

  52. Chris says:

    Keep your options open

  53. Burkert says:

    Just wait for next season and signed with the lakers (lakers trade bynum,artest and shannon) create cap space for anthony and marc gasol.. there is no big three that can beat Maimi big three not even amare-paul-melo..

  54. Chris says:

    Billups, Hamilton, Melo with Brooke Lopez would be a nice line up for the Nets in Brooklyn, but if want a team set for the future NY Knicks is where he should go, Then CP3 will follow. Although Raymond Felton is coming in to his own, CP3, Gallinari, and some 1st round picks might secure chris paul

  55. Chris says:

    Yeah Melo is one of my favorite but the Denver Basketbal media is not good for Melo, the Broncos own Denver, best to play out your contract, and give yourself options. The Nuggets stillare only 2 yrs removed from the western conference finals. They still are talented contenders, although they have too many mental lapses and dont play championship defense. But Melo should play out his obligation and he definately would love New York, the basketball mecca, with the talent they have now, they already average 100+ points per night. Factoring in Melo’s ability to score 25, 30 + any night, The power may shift from east to west with Melo leaving, plus LaLa loves NY worked so many years in NY so NJ or anwhere else just would be contrary if you are thinking rings. for a Player with Melo’s talents and championship desires, only other options that would be serious contenders would be the Bulls, Magic, Hornets, Clippers, Jazz, Spurs, Mavs, Thunder, Lakers, even The Timberwolves would look better than NJ, unless the trade talks come true. But without caproom, most of those teams can only dream

  56. ken says:

    melo to lakers is a good idea… rather than in NY or in nets… they got

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Ron
    Pau
    Drew

    trade
    Barnes
    Shannon
    Luke
    Caracter
    Ebanks
    And some cash with Future picks

    thats a good idea …

    • Rip Greenfire says:

      I think it’s cute that you think that Denver will give up their star player for benchers.

  57. ariel says:

    He mentioned Dallas. .Could be possible. Dallas is already losing 6 straight now because of the injuries and im sure Mark Cuban is not happy about it anymore. Melo wants a championship team + Dallas need a championship star. . .perfect match. . .

  58. Big D says:

    All i can say is if Melo goes to the knicks, they will not only win a championship that year, but will win every playoff game in blow out wins fashion style. The garden will explode hearing Melo in the starting knick lineup

    • NBA fan says:

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, Melo cant get the Nuggets past the first round the 5 years he was the man here (only with Billups did he move on) and 6 out of the 7 years hes been a Nugget, Amare is right on schedule to get hurt again, and on top of it all, Amare and Melo does not beat Garnett/Pierce/Allen or the Bulls let alone the Heatles. Melo needs alot of players around him to do the things he cant, not Amare who can score and not much else. The Knicks will have to give up their rights to Chandler if Melo signs as a FA just to afford him, so you gain very little really besides a big name in the NBA. Amare and Melo will do nothing but get in eachothers way on the offensive end and take extended naps on the defensive end. I see a bunch of 50 win seasons and 4-6 games and out in the playoffs every year. If the Knicks want to really become a NBA powerhouse and a champion they would be trying to get CP3 instead of Melo right now, but its about saving face for the Kncks after last year and they will make another blunder that will make them relevant but not even close to a Championship team.

      • terrence says:

        DISAGREE U GOTA REMEMBER THE TEAMS CARMELO PLAYED IN THE PLAYOFFS HIS FIRST 6 YEARS IN THE FIRST ROUND WERE BETTER SO I DONT WANNA HEAR THAT ITS NO WAY WITH THE TEAMS HE HAD HE COULD LEAD THEM PAST THE LAKERS AND SPURS.HE ACTUALY HAD THE BETTER TEAM THE YEAR HE MAD IT TO THE CONFRENCE FINALS. I DONT WANNA HEAR HES NOT A LEADER I WATCHED A 18 YEAR OLD CARMELO ANTHONY LEAD SYRACUSE TO A NATIONAL TITLE AS A FRESHMAN DONT WANNA HEAR HE CANT LEAD A TEAM I SEEN HIM DO IT, SECOND OFF AMARE AND CARMELO WILL FEED OFF OF EACH OTHER IN NEW YORK, WITH AN UP AND COMING GAURD RAYMOND FELTON THERE WONT BE ANY NEED FOR CHRIS PAUL REALLY RAMON IS AVERGING 18 AND 9 AND IS STILL GETTING BETTER.IF MELO GOES TO THE KNICKS THEY WILL WIN A TITLE.

  59. john doe says:

    the headline is a typical effort by a journalist to sensationalize what athletes say (Melo) making them look like the bad guy. Hopefully editors will look into this more before posting this.

  60. alex says:

    melo is going to NY thats it he wants to play for them and eventually the nuggets are gunna pull something off but i guarantee you he goes to NY and personally im glad because he decided where he wants to play and he knows he gunna be rich anywhere so good for him for looking past the money he wants to join up with amare and play under the bright lights i see nothing wrong with that the knicks did things the right way they got amare who i think is better than bosh they signed felton which i love and they had smart scouting in landry fields im from boston but i got nothing against the knicks i support them and their pursuit of melo

  61. skeebz says:

    for me he must go to cavs help them for crhist sake.. haha

  62. “I personally think that Carmelo Anthony will finish off the season with the Denver Nuggets & then sign with the New York Knicks in the free agency summer since he claims that having a championship ring, not money, is the most important thing for him & the way I see it (I may be wrong) is that with the Knicks he will have a more legimate chance of winning a Championship than with the Denver Nuggets not only because of the talent & players, also because of the better defense the Knicks play. That’s what I think. I think maybe he’ll stay in Denver ONLY if the franchise is willing to surround him with better talent & better supporting cast (e.g: when Kobe Bryant wanted out of LA until the Lakers brought in Pau Gasol & then Ron Artest) but it’s more likely that he will finish the season off with the Denver Nuggets, be a free agent & sign with the New York Knicks” – “1 Of Da Realest”

    • Elmer Deligero says:

      KNICKS? DEFENSE? I don’t think so. .

      • sym430 says:

        Knicks sounds good…GO NY…but they will have to get rid of some of the lardassess hold down a huge salary…Can you hear me now, Eddie Curry?

    • Jose Rosas says:

      I completely agree with you. I’m a Net and Knick fan, but I must admit, the Knicks have a better chance of winning a title with Melo then the Nets. This info clearly explains he wants to be a Knick. Because like you stated, he will finish with Denver, and then sign with NY. He will not sign an extension with any team, so the only option Denver has is to trade him to a team who only wishes to rent him, otherwise he will leave and Denver wont get nothing in return.

      • Schoen says:

        every team that denver has aproched with a trade offer has already said that the only way they are going to condsider trading for melo is if he signs an exstention. since thats not going to happen, the only way dever is getting any compensation is if they do a sign and trade deal in the summer for cap reasons (garnett, james, and so on).

    • Chris Bosh says:

      he going to the Raptors ma man

    • miamifan85 says:

      yeah knicks and defense shouldnt really be in the same sentence but i agree with everything else

  63. BigD says:

    I reckon he’s going to end up in Dallas considering the injury to Butler

  64. BALLFOR ALL says:

    He is taking his talents to miami

  65. gab says:

    i suggest that they will trade melo to la. its the best for him he mentioned LA and he said days ago that winning a cahmpionship ring matters the most..

    • boswell says:

      as long as you mean the Clippers, with Baron, Gordon, and Blake, I agree. Lakers are on the fade, and the Clippers are ascending. Melo would fit in perfectly

      • LAKERS says:

        LAKERS are ascending? LOL…thats funny. Throw MELO in the mix and that puts the LAKERS right back on top for another 5 years not including the 2 or 3 we still have left.

      • lakersfanforever says:

        To Boswell, Do you really think the clippers have a better chance to win a championship any time soon.? Don”t take me wrong I like the Clippers They have a good team and Players but they are not ready to win a championship yet, with or without Melo.

    • NBAest says:

      LA Lakers could send Bynum, Artest, Barnes and Brown to the Nuggets for Carmelo Anthony, Anthony Carter, Melvin Ely and Reynaldo Balkman

    • sym430 says:

      neva…therz only room 4 one big head there…

    • G3 says:

      Agreed, I think… he should go to LA… Clippers that is! Gordon, Griffin and Melo? That ‘s a strong squad! Now if Sterling would just cough up the $.

      • LAKERS says:

        You dorks keep saying he should go to the clippers to team up with blake and gordon need to understand, if Denver did trade MELO to the clippers Denver would want one of those players. So MELO would not be playing with Blake and Gordon.

  66. Christian Alicea says:

    hey kingCobra dontt countt outt thaa bullsz

  67. jm says:

    WHY DONT DENVER JUST GO TRADE FOR GOOD PLAYERS TO SURROUND MELO…..

    KOBE WANTED TO LEAVE LA UNTIL THEY GOT PAU…..

    • Fact Not Fiction says:

      Melo already has great players around him! Billups, Smith, Nene, Andersen, Martin. That’s a pretty good squad if you ask me.

      • sym430 says:

        need a “whole” power forward…Birds wings have definitely been clipped this year…and a good backup to Nene

      • G3 says:

        No one was asking you… that’s a squad full of nobodies, wannabe’s and a has been. Not gonna win anything in Denver.

      • Chris says:

        You would think so, I mean they are only 2 years away from Game 6 with the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals

      • jm says:

        I understand how a lot of people would think Denver has a lot of good players.

        Chauncey is not superstar level, he wasn’t even that famous until Detroit won.

        I mean Nuggets need to get another SUPERSTAR, someone at least Bosh or Amare level.

        I’m sure Carmelo would stay then..

        Carmelo just doesn’t want to say I need better players around me, because thats dissing his own teamates right now

        By refusing to meet Nets Owner, Carmelo is pretty much stating that everybodys got the whole story mixed up.

      • lakersfanforever says:

        why Melo wants to leave Denver or why The Nuggets want to trade him,? he is only 26 yrs old, they have a good team capable to win. Am a Lakers fan I would love to get him but I think he should stay in Denver.

    • NBAest says:

      I’m a Nuggets fan and I agree. Trade the expiring contract of Kenyon Martin and Chauncey Billups to the Sixers for Andre Igudoula and Elton Brand and then go after Monta Ellis. Now that would be a hard team to walk away from.

  68. thats what you call a bandwagon \/

  69. Lebron James says:

    Melo will be playing in New Jersey? for a championship or money? Which one is obvious guys…… he should stay and win in Denver…. don’t imitate Lebron , though.

    • General Sandman says:

      If he wants to win soon and be like LeBron, Chicago is his best option. Rose, Noah, Boozer, Melo, Brewer, Korver, and Taj. A team that will give the East fits and a title.

      • Desi says:

        Chi-town would be a title contender for sure if that happened…even if that is a very long shot in the dark.

      • DBBJ says:

        Listen man, if he goes to chicago, it won’t be no Noah and a lot more key players in chicago, because the would to get rid of some key players to get him

      • Chris Balladamus says:

        Chicago will never win a title with Boozer at the 4, he’s too injury prone, and they will never gain any type of consistency going into the playoffs. Balladamuc speaks! They will always just be pretenders! I feel sorry for D-Rose, because that will be his fate ala Reggie MIller. Great individual player with great team talent, but will always have two teams in front of him that he won’t be able to get past to become a Champ.

      • miamifan85 says:

        that would be really nice team, but can they afford carmelo with all those players still on the team?

      • LAKERS says:

        Whats fishy to me is Melo said it aint his job to talk to NJ, LAKERS, or DALLAS. One has to wonder could the LAKERS or even DALLAS be a destination for MELO! Everyone shouldnt think the KNICKS have him in the bag.

      • Ed says:

        Already think Bulls can make the East Finals this season. Rose will be a superstar. Boozer was a great addition. They’re playing well without Noah. Tells you right there they are one of top teams in the east. They’re right there.

    • Desi says:

      Unless your referring to the WAY that Melo’s trade will go down that’s just a silly junvenile comment.

      The big issue people had was the WAY LB played his part in the engineering of his trade (i.e., communication with his former club), not the fact that they’ve formed a new “big 3″ in Miami as it were.

      The older teams had all stars – superstars – on the same squad, like Detroit, Lakers, Celtics – but they didn’t get slayed. That trade mess is done, no disrespect but enjoy what excitment the league is bringing right and stop whinging.

  70. Zar The Knicks Fan says:

    Melo just waiting to end the season with Nuggets and join Amar’e and the Knicks in Summer.

    • Brando says:

      I agree 100%. The comment that reinforces that is the “I don’t want to talk to nobody”. He knows very well noone will trade for him without talking to him. Would you rather ride this season out and join NYK after they’ve lost nothing other then Eddy Curry’s contract? Or join them at the expense of all their good young guys like Gallinari etc.? Yeh, easy answer.

  71. Fact Not Fiction says:

    He mentions Dallas and LA, am I reading to far into it or is there a possibility there?

    • Brando says:

      Mark Cuban has said he’ll happily “rent” Melo for this season and with Caron Butler’s injury it makes sense. Only problem is that Dallas isn’t stacked with the young talent that Denver wants. Maybe Beaubois but who else?

      Lakers wouldn’t work anyway. Kobe isn’t giving up any of the spotlight for another superstar. Even still it’d be like Dallas, they don’t have young stud’s to send back.

      • sym430 says:

        @ Brando…I like ur thinking…neither would work…who the Mavs gonna send… So, back to the drawing (trading) board

  72. KingCobra25 says:

    Why would he ever talk to the weakly team in new jersey. The nets are worthless,useless and are now and soon be the worst team. Melo is definately going to the knicks. And when he goes it will be Miami and the Knicks ruling the east. GO KNICKS! GO HEAT!

    • boswell says:

      if he was smart, he’d sign with the clippers. SF is the achilles heel of the team. Melo, Gordon and Griffin would be unstoppable. With the Knicks, who I love, he’d make a run. With the Clippers, he’d make history, and rule LA. Either option sounds better than the Nets

      • miamifan85 says:

        it would be nice for real. but the clippers are forever in the shadow of the lakers its the lakers city they own it too many championships

      • todd says:

        it would be nice to see him with the clippers but they can’t expect to keep players or sign free agents with an owner that BOOS his own players when they are the free throw line. nobody wants to play with somebody like that.

      • Ed says:

        Anthony wants to play in or near New York. Wouldn’t go to Clippers. Clippers are playing well right now. They’re definitely building something there. Griffin is as good as advertised!

    • Joseph says:

      Ya man knicks heat u rock i love the knicks and the Heat soon that will happen

    • Ed Powell says:

      Get informed! Billups would go to Nets with Anthony. Rip Hamilton would also go to New Jersey in the proposed 3-team deal. Brook Lopez will soon be an NBA star. Devin Harris would go to Denver. Nets would be vastly improved for next couple of seasons. No doubt it would be a long-shot for them to make East playoffs this season. They’re looking at next season being competitive in acquiring Carmelo.

    • Nick says:

      They are weak now, but in 18 mths when they move to Brooklyn they will take off, it’s also rumoured in 2012 CP3 could be joining up in Brooklyn ! The future is bright , maybe not so bright in New Jersey, but in Brooklyn it’s the start of something exciting !