Don’t look now, but 'Melo trade talk has now flared up again.
The New Jersey Nets have now added a new act to the on-going 'Melo Saga.
After pulling themselves out of trade talks last month, the Nets are now in talks with Denver that will bring Carmelo Anthony to The Garden State.
In the proposed trade, the Nets would send Denver, Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, Murphy’s $12 million expiring contract, Ben Uzoh and four first-round picks. Denver would send Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Sheldon Williams, Renaldo Balkman and Melvin Ely to New Jersey.
Nothing is set in stone and this is a deal that is far from done.
It is missing the most important component—Anthony’s signature on the three-year, $65 million contract extension.
If he declines it—the deal is dead.
And that could open the door for other teams to make a move on him.
Where could he go? And what are another team’s chances of landing Anthony?
Let’s examine that.