Carmelo Anthony: New Jersey Nets Should Tell Him and Denver Nuggets to Take Hike

Ian SherwinContributor IJanuary 11, 2011

Carmelo vs. Richard Jefferson, circa 2008
Carmelo vs. Richard Jefferson, circa 2008Al Bello/Getty Images

Dear Mr. Masai Ujiri (GM), Mr. Josh Kroenke (Owner), and Mr. Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets' Superstar),

Over the past several months, the New Jersey Nets' fans, New Jersey Nets' Coach Avery Johnson, New Jersey Nets' owner Mikhail Prokhorov, and New Jersey Nets' GM Billy King, have made it extremely clear that they would like Mr. Carmelo Anthony to become the face of the Nets' franchise.

They all recognize the abilities, skills, and utter talent that 'Melo possesses, and would like to sign a three year contract extension to secure his services as they prepare for their move to Brooklyn, NY; birthplace of Carmelo. 

Nets Nation realizes that it must be extremely hard to cope with the fact that Carmelo Anthony will not be a Denver Nugget come next season. That is why the Nets community would like to help you and your fans cope with the pain and anger by offering you a parting gift.

Instead of keeping Carmelo through this season, and instead of watching him depart from Denver to head east this summer, all while standing by and receiving nothing in return for his exodus from the Rockies, we have a better proposal.  Send us Carmelo now, and we will offer you Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, Anthony Morrow, Quinton Ross, Ben Uzoh, and Stephen Graham, as well as two first-round draft picks. You could get all this for the price of one Carmelo Anthony.

We hope you consider our proposal, and take some time to think it over (not too much time, however, as this is a time-sensitive offer). Please let us know via a phone-call if you accept.

Have an excellent day!


The Nets Nation

In all seriousness, I've had about enough of this whole ordeal.

Carmelo, the Nets want you. They're willing to give up nearly their entire team to get you. You'd be playing with older players in Rip Hamilton and Chauncey Billups, but coupled with Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries, you'd have a solid starting five in the east.

Come this summer, Mr. Prokhorov will do everything he can to land Mr. CP3 himself, Chris Paul. In a mediocre east, the Nets could become a dynasty, all while playing in a beautiful arena in Newark, and then Brooklyn.

I'm realistic. I know Carmelo is apprehensive about playing for the Empty Nets. I know he rather player for the Knicks. But still. Net fans want Carmelo. However, if he keeps playing games by refusing to sign a three year extension with the Nets, well then, you know what, I don't want him. Let him wait until this summer, and sign with the Knicks, where after the new CBA is signed, he'll get a fraction of the $65 million offer that the Nets have on the table. 

And as for the Nuggets' front office. Stop acting like children. A deal was almost done Sunday night, but once again, Denver's brass held it up by trying to hold the Nets hostage again by forcing them to take Al Harrington and his bloated contract. All I can say is that if Denver keeps up with this act, the Nets should walk away and find talent else where (we all know they having the trade pieces).

The Nets should take back some of the power in the negotiations. If the Nets pull their offer off of the table, the Nuggets might watch 'Melo leave this summer, and will get nothing in return, much like Cleveland did when LeBron left. 

I'm getting tired and angry with this whole mess. Something needs to happen soon, or I suggest that both teams move on.

Ian is a contributor on Bleacher Report. Ian was also the co-creator of  What's Good Blog and writes for the site daily.


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