As we are nearing the All Star break and creeping ever so closer to the trade dead line, it is a daily carousel of teams that are rumored to be interested in trying to get Denver’s Carmelo Anthony. While just about every team has been rumored to be interested, it is slowly getting more and more intense with certain teams. While any team in the NBA would love to add him to their roster, there are only a handful of teams who can probably compensate Denver for Anthony. Because it is a guarantee that he will not be a cheap commodity, especially as the final days tick down to the trading deadline.
Carmelo has been smart and come out lately and said he would be willing to talk to Denver about an extension, in the event he is retained and not traded. But anyone who hasn’t lived under a rock for the last 10 years understands this is just his way of trying to prevent a public relations nightmare. Chances are increasing with each week that he will be dealt and probably will be dealt to an Eastern Conference team. The Knicks and the Nets have been the two players in talks with the Nuggets, but neither one has decided to pull the trigger. At this point, with those two teams leading the charge, it wouldn’t surprise me if there is a team creeping in the shadows for a 12th hour blockbuster offer for Anthony.
While it is looking like he is staying for now, the chances of him being traded are going to get better and better before the trade deadline. I feel like he will be dealt to the Knicks before it is all said and done. Because Carmelo has made no secret of his desire to play for the Knicks.