We have heard many teams and many names that would be involved in a deal to acquire Denver Nuggets Superstar, Carmelo Anthony. The most recent team to get in the mix are the 76ers. Both sides have been discussing a deal that would involve Andre Iguodala heading to Denver for Carmelo Anthony. Philadelphia is not among any of the destinations that Carmelo would prefer, but they are certainly in the mix. Melo controls his own fate because he must sign the extension for whichever team trades for him. Melo can easily refuse to sign an extension with another club, ride out the last year of his contract and become a free agent at the end of the season.
The New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Bobcats, and Utah Jazz were the latest teams to be involved in the Melo Deal. This complex 4 team trade has gone south because Charlotte is refusing to give up D.J. Augustin. Augustin is the hopeful replaced for Raymond Felton, who signed with The New York Knicks this off-season. The Knicks, another squad heavily interested in Carmelo Anthony, but they might not have the best deal in place for Melo. Due to trading a 1st round pick to The Rockets for Tracy McGrady, they do not have a pick to send to The Nuggets.
The Knicks made the move for McGrady's expiring contract to clear cap space in hopes to land LeBron James. LeBron's decision to join Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami may have spoiled any chances of The Knicks acquiring Carmelo Anthony.
Regardless of where number 15 is playing this season, he will impact his team immediately. Melo makes any club into an instant playoff contender, even The New Jersey Nets. Joining The Knicks would pair him up Amare Stoudemire, who signed with New York this offseason. Despite all the trade talks, the ball is in Carmelo's Court.
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