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Carmelo Anthony Needs To Sign, Agree To a Trade or Retire

DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 10:  Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets takes a drink on the bench during a time out against the Dallas Mavericks during NBA action at the Pepsi Center on February 10, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Mavericks 121-120. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Kevin NesgodaCorrespondent IFebruary 19, 2011

It needs to end and by the time I wake up in the morning it needs to be over.

I can’t take it anymore and it needs to stop.

I can’t keep coming to this site, ESPN, NBA.com, Fox Sports, etc., etc., etc. and seeing that Carmelo Anthony is about to be traded to the Knicks or the Nets or the Hawks or CSKA Moscow or the Sonics.

I can’t deal with it any more.

America needs a resolution.

I can’t keep having this take up most of my day, I have a real job with real responsibilities.

I need to know what team Carmelo Anthony is going to gut so he can miss the playoffs this year.

We’ve been hearing about this trade for over six months. We’ve heard leaks, inside sources, outside sources, made up sources, stuff from the teams, stuff from Carmelo, stuff from teammates.

I’m really surprised that HBO hasn’t had cameras following this 24/7.

I would probably watch it.  I know you would probably watch it. It could be incredibly boring, but maybe we could get a little fact of truth from Carmelo himself.

There needs to be resolution this weekend.

By the time the All-Star game is over, Carmelo needs to have inked a deal to stay in Denver for the next three years, be in New York, New Jersey or have retired.

I know Carmelo is waiting to find out what is going to happen in the new collective bargaining agreement and how that could affect his future.

Carmelo does need to be smart and realize that there isn’t going to be a new CBA by the deadline next week and he is going to have to make a decision now.

Carmelo doesn’t realize it, but he is setting the market for the rest of the teams looking to deal.

He is the number one small forward and overall player on the block.

There are guys like Jeff Green and Trevor Ariza who could also be on the move, but no one is going to offer anything for them while there is still a shot that Denver could say, “screw it, we’re sending you to the Timberwolves.”

Carmelo needs to realize he isn’t going to win anything with the Nets, there isn’t enough talent there currently and afterward there’d be no future low post threat or any draft picks to build with.

New Jersey would be smart to keep Favors and those four number ones. This year’s draft is going to be absolutely stacked and they can improve in a hurry.

The Knicks would lose way too much to get Carmelo. They need guys like Raymond Felton, Galinari and Landry Fields.

The Knicks would go from being extremely close to contention to right back to where Isaiah had them a couple years ago.

Carmelo should be smart, sign with the Nuggets, get the team chemistry back and go for it. The West is so wide open this year that anyone could get to the Finals.

Miami is beatable. Boston is beatable. Orlando is beatable. Chicago is beatable.

If Denver wants to do a trade, they should find a way to get Jeff Green on their team.

They’d be deadly then.

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