Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Nuggets Decline Knicks Offer, Melo Still Wants Out

Trevor LowryContributor IFebruary 16, 2011

DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 10:  Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets looks on during a break in the action 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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At this point, Nugget's head coach, George Karl, is fed up. He is fine with coaching a re-building team. All in all, Karl is just sick of the drama.

The Nuggets just recently declined the Knicks' offer. Denver just needs to make a deal already because Anthony said he would not resign before the trade deadline. Before Denver knows it, Anthony is going to be a free agent and then Denver will receive nothing in return for him.

These trades that people are offering Denver may not be what they had in mind, but Denver needs to get something out of Carmelo. The Nuggets need to just stop acting like Carmelo is going to resign with them and let him go.

After a Carmelo trade finally happens, the Nuggets are going to have to re-build their team. So they need to just get some young talent on their team and let Carmelo go.

Although Anthony may be an amazing player and the best on the Nuggets, he does not want to play for them. It is as simple as that. So, before the trade deadline hits, Denver needs to make a deal with Los Angeles Lakers, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks or whoever it may be.

If the Denver Nuggets do not pull the trigger on Carmelo Anthony, then come next year they will be without him and they would have nothing to show for it.