Carmelo Anthony will not be headed to the New Jersey Nets this season. At least that's what Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov told us today.
New Jersey held a press conference in which Prokhorov announced that he'd instructed team management to cut off all trade talks regarding Anthony today.
What this decision boils down to, is the fact that Denver's asking price was extremely high. I personally feel like this is the correct choice for the Nets, but that is a topic for an entirely different article.
So, now the question is: If not Jersey... Where?
Chicago, New York and Houston are all teams that will certainly surface in the rumor mill over the next couple days. However, there is another team that makes more sense (and can offer a better deal) than any of those previously mentioned clubs.
I first explored the idea of Carmelo Anthony going to the Mavericks back in early October. I revisited the possibility after Caron Butler went down. Suffice it to say, I'd love to see a deal sending Carmelo Anthony to the Dallas Mavericks.
At this moment, I can see a deal that looks something like this going down:
Dallas Gets: Carmelo Anthony
Denver Gets: Rodrigue Beaubois, Brendan Haywood, Caron Butler's expiring contract, two future first-round picks and two future second-round picks
This article will explore 10 reasons the Mavericks make a lot of sense for Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets.