The Carmelo Anthony mega-trade that would've sent him to New Jersey has been dead for awhile now since Carmelo wouldn't sign the needed contract extension with the Nets to make the trade work. All this would've been a moot point if Anthony wasn't in New Jersey last night as the Nuggets were pounded by the Nets.
Anthony himself had a nice night, save for the boos he got every time he touched the ball. But it's clear this on-again, off-again trade talk is becoming a distraction for the Nuggets, if not him personally. For a guy who had reached star status by making Denver relevant in the NBA once again, one could argue he's tarnishing his reputation over the last couple of weeks.
So here's 10 reasons why Anthony should just play.