Carmelo Anthony's name has been the focus of trade rumors for the past few months.
It is no secret that Anthony has wanted out of Denver for quite sometime. It is also no secret that Denver has wanted Melo to stay for quite awhile. It had appeared that Denver was far too stubborn to accept the fact that Anthony wouldn't consider a contract extension and would be leaving at years end unless he was traded.
Obviously, Denver has finally decided to move on. Whether it has been Carmelo's continuously blatant refusals to open up contract negotiations or the persistent New Jersey Nets, it appears they have succumbed to the fact that he will not be a part of their future.
It has been reported for the past couple of days that a 15-player, three-team blockbuster deal has been near completion. Obviously the Nets and Nuggets are involved, but Detroit has entered the fray as a "third-party facilitator in the discussions." The proposed deal would see the Pistons land Johan Petro and the expiring deal of Troy Murphy. The Denver Nuggets would receive Anthony Morrow, Derrick Favors, two first-round draft picks and Devin Harris. Meanwhile, the Nets would receive Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton and potentially Al Harrington.
This article addresses 10 reasons why I believe the Nets are making a massive mistake if they do actually pull the trigger on this deal.