Melo: Brooklyn Nets State Of Mind , Not New York Knicks

Keith BennettCorrespondent ISeptember 21, 2010

NEW YORK CITY, NY - AUGUST 13:  Carmelo Anthony of USAB practices with young athletes during the World Basketball Festival at Rucker Park on August 13, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for Nike)
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The New Jersey Nets reportedly are the main front runner for Brooklyn-born Carmelo Anthony to come back home. Several league sources on Monday that they believe the Nets have emerged as the front-runner to land Melo. Anthony is willing to sign a contract extension with the Nets, sources say the club is willing to make an intriguing offer of Derrick Favors ( the No. 3 pick in this year's draft), the expiring contracts of Troy Murphy and Kris Humphries, and at least one future first-round pick to Denver to bring Melo to the Nets. First things the Nets must do is sign Anthony to a big contract. Lock up Melo to a $100 million dollar before he a free-agent next NBA season. Derrick Favors is a player who seems like the sleeper in the deal. The Nets should not give up three power forwards for Melo. Keep Murphy for this season and sign a power forward during the off-season. The Nets have a bunch of future first-round draft picks, draft a good power foward.The Nets will have Joe Smith playing the four if this trade go down. I hope the Nets hang on to Damion James. This kid could be the real sleeper when the smoke clear. La La Vasquez and Anthony could soon be Brooklyn Dreaming.