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Melo Dealt To Nets Pending Extension
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Melo, Billups, Williams, Ely, Balkman for Harris, Favors, Uzoh, Murphy, and 4 1st rounders.
Surprised Boxden didn't steal it off RealGM yet. It's been up there for an hour. Now reported by ESPN.
Sources: Nets, Nuggets reach agreement; now it's up to Carmelo Anthony to say yes
Friday, February 18, 2011
Last updated: Friday February 18, 2011, 12:11 PM
BY AL IANNAZZONE
After nearly six months of pursuing Carmelo Anthony, countless phone calls, text messages, trade proposals, counteroffers and acrimonious times the Nets close to landing the four-time All-Star small forward – finally.
The Nets and Nuggets have reached a tentative agreement on a deal involving Carmelo Anthony, multiple NBA sources told The Record. The deal is pending Anthony agreeing to sign a three-year, $65 million contract extension.
If Anthony says yes, the Nets will get the four-time All-Star, Chauncey Billups, Sheldon Williams, Melvin Ely and Renaldo Balkman from the Nuggets. In turn, the Nets would send Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, Troy Murphy, Ben Uzoh and four first-round picks to Denver.
The Nets won’t do the trade unless Anthony agrees to the extension. They’re expected to meet with him during this All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles and convince him to join.
Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, general manager Billy King, CEO Brett Yormark and part-owner Jay-Z are in Los Angeles and likely will meet with Anthony to try and sell him on the future of the franchise and the move to Brooklyn.
If Anthony rejects the Nets, the Knicks are expected to be the frontrunners to land him.
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