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mike goomba
02-19-2011, 10:18 PM
espn is reporting(source)


http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nba/news/story?id=6139746




NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets are meeting with Carmelo Anthony on Saturday night, according to multiple reports.

Those reports come despite Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov saying earlier Saturday that he has no plans to meet with Anthony during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. A spokeswoman for the Russian billionaire released a statement saying that Prokhorov had not met with Anthony and has no plans to meet with the Denver Nuggets star.

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"I told you that first," Anthony said after practice at the Los Angeles Convention Center. "I told you that first."

The announcement by Ellen Pinchuk cast a doubt on whether the Nets will make a deal for Anthony with Thursday's NBA trading deadline fast approaching.

The Nets and Nuggets recently renewed trade talks for Anthony for the third time this season. However, Anthony, who can became a free agent after this season, insisted twice Friday that no meeting was planned with Prokhorov.

Pinchuk backed that up Saturday.

"Just to update you, Mikhail has not met with and has no plans to meet with Carmelo Anthony," she said. "He is looking forward to enjoying All Star Weekend. We will have nothing else to add on this."

Anthony wasn't sure why Prokhorov wouldn't seek a meeting, saying that maybe the owner was as tired as he was of the daily speculation. But Anthony said he would have agreed to sit down with him.

Photos: Carmelo Anthony's career


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a star's career: Carmelo Anthony

"Yeah, I would have broke bread with him, drunk some water with him," Anthony said.

Anthony wouldn't answer when asked about a New York Daily News report that he met with Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan on Thursday.

The Nuggets have looked into trading Anthony since he declined to sign a three-year contract extension worth nearly $65 million this season. The Nets were close to a deal twice, and the New York Knicks are considered the other favorite to land Anthony if Denver decides to move him.

The Prokhorov update seems to make the Knicks the favorite in the Melo Sweepstakes. Anthony wants something to happen soon, but hasn't received any indication from Nuggets executive Josh Kroenke that it will.

"I believe that me and Josh have a good relationship. Since he became the owner, we've been talking a lot. The lines of communication have been open," Anthony said. "I do believe that if something was to break or happen, that he would call me or he would sit down with me and explain it."

Either team would have to give up a big portion of its roster to land Anthony.

"If anything was to happen with whatever team, of course, I would want a team to be able to compete with," Anthony said. "As far as all the players that's in the deal, that's supposed to be in the deal, yeah, that's a lot of players for one guy."

The Nuggets approached the Nets in the past week to see if they were still interested in acquiring the small forward, sources told ESPN.com.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets and Nuggets discussed a deal that would have sent point guard Devin Harris, rookie forward Derrick Favors, the No. 3 pick in the draft, others and at least three of the Nets' five first-round draft picks over the next two seasons to Denver for Anthony, point guard Chauncey Billups and others.

The Nets were close to a deal for Anthony in training camp and there was a 10-day span in January when the Nets and Nuggets appeared on the verge of pulling off a blockbuster 15- or 16-player, three-team deal with Detroit that would have brought Anthony to New Jersey.

When the deal lingered without resolution, Prokhorov ended the speculation in dramatic fashion, saying the lingering talks were hurting his team. He also cited the high price the Nuggets were seeking and his frustration with the public nature of the talks.

On Thursday, Prokhorov's spokeswoman insisted that Prokhorov had not changed his mind with the impending NBA trading deadline approaching.

Knicks All-Star Amare Stoudemire denied a report that he was against the reported deal for Anthony.

"I don't know where you heard that from. You didn't hear it from me," he said. "It's always a touchy topic because you don't want to offend anyone ... but Carmelo is obviously a friend. He's from New York, New York loves him."

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

justinnum1
02-19-2011, 10:19 PM
and the roller coaster takes another turn

Hellcrooner
02-19-2011, 10:24 PM
How many times do the Nets need melo to say NO to understand it?

Unless they are meeting him with AKs in their hands and threattenign to kill all his family if he does not sign an extension with them, it makes no sense.

Confusious
02-19-2011, 10:26 PM
Fantastic. Let's go Bulls. (?)

DoMeFavors
02-19-2011, 10:26 PM
How many times do the Nets need melo to say NO to understand it?

Unless they are meeting him with AKs in their hands and threattenign to kill all his family if he does not sign an extension with them, it makes no sense.

After this meeting he will say Yes and then Melo, Prokorov and Jayz will be heading to Jayzs party to announce the deal!

MJ-BULLS
02-19-2011, 10:28 PM
:bang:

Khalifa21
02-19-2011, 10:30 PM
:laugh2:

So Melo can say no to their face?

This is getting beyond a joke. The Nets are making themselves look so ****ing desperate and ridiculous...

mike goomba
02-19-2011, 10:30 PM
honestly what this means to me is that he is going to the nets .... cause the knicks just couldnt get the deal done.

DoMeFavors
02-19-2011, 10:32 PM
:laugh2:

So Melo can say no to their face?

This is getting beyond a joke. The Nets are making themselves look so ****ing desperate and ridiculous...

Dont hate..just cause Knicks had the first meeting and Dolan couldnt get it done. This will be sealed tonight! Melo to Nets 4 plus titles!

chuckdaily85
02-19-2011, 10:35 PM
:laugh2:

So Melo can say no to their face?

This is getting beyond a joke. The Nets are making themselves look so ****ing desperate and ridiculous...

it dont make us look desperate and ridiculous b/c even if he dont agree, its gonna make your FO panic and throw in another player (Landry Fields) just to get the deal done

mike goomba
02-19-2011, 10:38 PM
i would give up the whole knicks team and my left nut to get mello if it takes fields and gallo do it nao!!

BranWingss
02-19-2011, 10:39 PM
I'm just sick of hearing about Carmelo Anthony. I really hope he joins the Nets to end all of this.

Anilyzer
02-19-2011, 10:41 PM
espn is reporting(source)


http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nba/news/story?id=6139746




NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets are meeting with Carmelo Anthony on Saturday night, according to multiple reports.

Those reports come despite Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov saying earlier Saturday that he has no plans to meet with Anthony during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. A spokeswoman for the Russian billionaire released a statement saying that Prokhorov had not met with Anthony and has no plans to meet with the Denver Nuggets star.

Nets blog
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"I told you that first," Anthony said after practice at the Los Angeles Convention Center. "I told you that first."

The announcement by Ellen Pinchuk cast a doubt on whether the Nets will make a deal for Anthony with Thursday's NBA trading deadline fast approaching.

The Nets and Nuggets recently renewed trade talks for Anthony for the third time this season. However, Anthony, who can became a free agent after this season, insisted twice Friday that no meeting was planned with Prokhorov.

Pinchuk backed that up Saturday.

"Just to update you, Mikhail has not met with and has no plans to meet with Carmelo Anthony," she said. "He is looking forward to enjoying All Star Weekend. We will have nothing else to add on this."

Anthony wasn't sure why Prokhorov wouldn't seek a meeting, saying that maybe the owner was as tired as he was of the daily speculation. But Anthony said he would have agreed to sit down with him.

Photos: Carmelo Anthony's career


Stay in Denver? Go to N.Y. or L.A.? As MeloDrama plays out, enjoy photos of
a star's career: Carmelo Anthony

"Yeah, I would have broke bread with him, drunk some water with him," Anthony said.

Anthony wouldn't answer when asked about a New York Daily News report that he met with Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan on Thursday.

The Nuggets have looked into trading Anthony since he declined to sign a three-year contract extension worth nearly $65 million this season. The Nets were close to a deal twice, and the New York Knicks are considered the other favorite to land Anthony if Denver decides to move him.

The Prokhorov update seems to make the Knicks the favorite in the Melo Sweepstakes. Anthony wants something to happen soon, but hasn't received any indication from Nuggets executive Josh Kroenke that it will.

"I believe that me and Josh have a good relationship. Since he became the owner, we've been talking a lot. The lines of communication have been open," Anthony said. "I do believe that if something was to break or happen, that he would call me or he would sit down with me and explain it."

Either team would have to give up a big portion of its roster to land Anthony.

"If anything was to happen with whatever team, of course, I would want a team to be able to compete with," Anthony said. "As far as all the players that's in the deal, that's supposed to be in the deal, yeah, that's a lot of players for one guy."

The Nuggets approached the Nets in the past week to see if they were still interested in acquiring the small forward, sources told ESPN.com.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets and Nuggets discussed a deal that would have sent point guard Devin Harris, rookie forward Derrick Favors, the No. 3 pick in the draft, others and at least three of the Nets' five first-round draft picks over the next two seasons to Denver for Anthony, point guard Chauncey Billups and others.

The Nets were close to a deal for Anthony in training camp and there was a 10-day span in January when the Nets and Nuggets appeared on the verge of pulling off a blockbuster 15- or 16-player, three-team deal with Detroit that would have brought Anthony to New Jersey.

When the deal lingered without resolution, Prokhorov ended the speculation in dramatic fashion, saying the lingering talks were hurting his team. He also cited the high price the Nuggets were seeking and his frustration with the public nature of the talks.

On Thursday, Prokhorov's spokeswoman insisted that Prokhorov had not changed his mind with the impending NBA trading deadline approaching.

Knicks All-Star Amare Stoudemire denied a report that he was against the reported deal for Anthony.

"I don't know where you heard that from. You didn't hear it from me," he said. "It's always a touchy topic because you don't want to offend anyone ... but Carmelo is obviously a friend. He's from New York, New York loves him."

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

This is absolutely BIZARRE journalism. Just gotta say.

HEADLINE: "New Jersey meeting with Carmelo tonight"

STORY: "Everyone including Prokhorov, New Jersey and Carmelo are categorically denying that they will meet together, have anything to discuss or are working on any deal. This casts doubt on every deal."

W...T...F...?

Is ESPN news being generated by web-bots or something? Does anybody actually read this ****?

Oldmantrash
02-19-2011, 10:43 PM
Every time I check it's something new

As the melo turns, it's a soap oprah with twists and turns I can't wait until it's over.

jimm120
02-19-2011, 10:47 PM
This is absolutely BIZARRE journalism. Just gotta say.

HEADLINE: "New Jersey meeting with Carmelo tonight"

STORY: "Everyone including Prokhorov, New Jersey and Carmelo are categorically denying that they will meet together, have anything to discuss or are working on any deal. This casts doubt on every deal."

W...T...F...?

Is ESPN news being generated by web-bots or something? Does anybody actually read this ****?

that is exactly what I was thinking.

The WHOLE article is about them NOT meeting...aside for the title and the first line.

:???

NYK_kidd77
02-19-2011, 10:47 PM
Lol this thing is so embarrassing. (Not the Nets but how this Melodrama is going.)

GiantsSwaGG
02-19-2011, 10:51 PM
i would give up the whole knicks team and my left nut to get mello if it takes fields and gallo do it nao!!


Lol that's what the Nets are basically doing smh. Giving up on Favors already. The nets can have him, and the whole thing with winning titles, besides Melo and Lopez who else is on your team? Graham, Morrow. Good luck!!!

mike goomba
02-19-2011, 10:52 PM
that is exactly what I was thinking.

The WHOLE article is about them NOT meeting...aside for the title and the first line.

:???

i noticed that afther i posted the article ...but i honestly think the knick's are out of it now .. if mello is really meeting with the mad russian

blake20696
02-19-2011, 10:53 PM
in the article they were talking about earlier today when there was no meeting set

bullcubbear23
02-19-2011, 10:53 PM
Melo really just needs to sign an extension somewhere so we can get this "saga" over with.

DoMeFavors
02-19-2011, 11:02 PM
Its going to be cool Melo will be a rock star in Brooklyn
Lala and Kim courtside with Beyonce
Melo, Mikhail and Jay z clubbing it up in 40/40

blake20696
02-19-2011, 11:04 PM
Its going to be cool Melo will be a rock star in Brooklyn
Lala and Kim courtside with Beyonce
Melo, Mikhail and Jay z clubbing it up in 40/40

hey man come on dont get ahead of yourself

DoMeFavors
02-19-2011, 11:05 PM
hey man come on dont get ahead of yourself

Why? Even if it doesnt happend I am excited and just having fun.

mike goomba
02-19-2011, 11:06 PM
i hate that the nets are coming to brooklyn its so fking stupid

Oldmantrash
02-19-2011, 11:06 PM
If you click on the link now it says they met already in the first paragraph then the rest of the article is about them denying it. It's strange.

blake20696
02-19-2011, 11:07 PM
yea i know but some people take it seriously and get pissed off (most knick fans) i see where your coming from being a nets fan too i really want this done

sunsfan88
02-19-2011, 11:07 PM
Has anyone here watched the Harry Potter series?

You know how Voldemort's name because a kaboo in the last book? As in if you say it, death eaters come and get you?

I think the term "Carmelo" and "Anthony" should be like that.

Everyone should just refer to him as you-know-who.

JordansBulls
02-19-2011, 11:07 PM
How many times do the Nets need melo to say NO to understand it?



This!!!

Oldmantrash
02-19-2011, 11:10 PM
i hate that the nets are coming to brooklyn its so fking stupid

I think it's great. Lived there over 30 years. Wish they were there then

blake20696
02-19-2011, 11:11 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nba/news/story?id=6139746

meeting is done

mike goomba
02-19-2011, 11:12 PM
im a knicks fan man i dont like the nets at all

bofakop
02-19-2011, 11:16 PM
:mad:this melodrama is sooooo played out... I don't even care anymore where he goes!!!!!:cry::cry:

Bornknick73
02-19-2011, 11:16 PM
The Nets are like that weird girl that keeps following you no matter how many times you tell her youre not interested....

She just doesnt get it. You know what I learned about woman in the last 40 years?

The more you push them away the more they gravitate towards you. The more you run from them the harder they chase you.

So fellas when you see that hot hottie you want to get with do yourself a favor and ignore her...in time she will come to you.

Try it in the strip joint...dont pay the girls too much mind and before the night is over youre taking one home.

Works for me everytime.

Its not Rocket Science.

PhillyFaninLA
02-19-2011, 11:33 PM
Fantastic. Let's go Bulls. (?)



I think this may be my favorite post in any of these Melo threads.

MelanconMadness
02-20-2011, 01:21 AM
:mad:this melodrama is sooooo played out... I don't even care anymore where he goes!!!!!:cry::cry:

Then why come in this thread and read about it, and comment. Dont waste your energy if you dont care.

This thread, or any other Melo thread could do without the post padding of people who "dont care"

Anilyzer
02-20-2011, 01:29 AM
I'm officially predicting, ESPN and others will soon be reporting like a mutha that Carmelo leaning "strongly" to New Jersey...

and there will be NO confirmation from Prokhorov or Carmelo because it is all speculation.

Come on come on ... it's been an hour, where is that fake story!! gimme NOW!!

bklynny67
02-20-2011, 01:32 AM
After this meeting he will say Yes and then Melo, Prokorov and Jayz will be heading to Jayzs party to announce the deal!

you're about the only Nets fan still in denial about this. he doesn't want to play for the sorry nets. get over it.

Hellcrooner
02-20-2011, 01:35 AM
i wonder if espn will allow a trade to happen.

Its best for them that the deadline passes away and he is still in nuggets.
So they can cover hours and hours of b.s with "where will melo sign" from now till july 1st

Oldmantrash
02-20-2011, 01:52 AM
you're about the only Nets fan still in denial about this. he doesn't want to play for the sorry nets. get over it.

If your going to insult Net fans do it on the knick forum.

You give a bad name to brooklyn,so he still has hope,no reason to insult him,or Net fans.

It's just childish.

ne3xchamps
02-20-2011, 01:53 AM
Dont hate..just cause Knicks had the first meeting and Dolan couldnt get it done. This will be sealed tonight! Melo to Nets 4 plus titles!

oh you net fans are on something good. 4 titles? It's going to take more than melo and lopez if they want to compete in the east!:laugh: NJ sounds so desperate, but they will still suck even if they get melo!

THE GIPPER
02-20-2011, 01:53 AM
“The Nets didn’t come away very confident,”

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-anthonynets021911

ne3xchamps
02-20-2011, 01:55 AM
I'm officially predicting, ESPN and others will soon be reporting like a mutha that Carmelo leaning "strongly" to New Jersey...

and there will be NO confirmation from Prokhorov or Carmelo because it is all speculation.

Come on come on ... it's been an hour, where is that fake story!! gimme NOW!!

x2, espn is so crazy with their fake stories and speculation.

TeamGoku
02-20-2011, 02:03 AM
i am a nuggets fans and to tell you the truth i have lost alot of respect for Melo with all this crap even if he ended up staying his whole career in Denver i don't really want him here any longer i just want this drama to be done and over with now having said all of that the better of those 2 offers is from the Nets so if he signs off on that Denver will be just fine

Oldmantrash
02-20-2011, 02:28 AM
oh you net fans are on something good. 4 titles? It's going to take more than melo and lopez if they want to compete in the east!:laugh: NJ sounds so desperate, but they will still suck even if they get melo!

You have to start somewhere,they would try and build around those 2 guys.
We would be good enouugh to make the playoffs next year,remember the Knicks sucked for many,many years,and now they are this great franchise.
Short memory

If you go to the Nets froum,50% of us don't want the deal to happen anyway,and it won't.

oak2455
02-20-2011, 02:52 AM
why is this thread still open??? Its like me seeing my ex Girlfriend does it mean we are getting back together.....NO.....he will be a Knick....sorry:)