Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Why the Nets Can't Deal Without a New Contract

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Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Why the Nets Can't Deal Without a New Contract
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Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors are reaching a fever pitch as the news surrounding his possible exit from Denver continues to swirl.

The latest as of last night was that Anthony has not told anyone he'll sign the extension to make the proposed deal work, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. According to the report, it doesn't mean the mega-trade that would send 'Melo to the Nets is dead, but it does cloud things up a bit. 

For all intents and purposes, the Nets need Anthony to sign the deal to make it work and protect themselves in this trade. Here are 10 reasons why the Nets can't make the deal without a new contract.

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