Personally if I was an owner of a franchise and player basically demanded to be traded I would just say:
“Thanks for your time now get the hell out of my office.”
But that is me and NBA players wield much more power than other players in other leagues so they can strong arm franchises into doing what they want.
Carmelo Anthony wants out of Denver and he is making it known. Here are the details:
Carmelo Anthony wants out of Denver, and World Wide Wes delivered that message to the Nuggets with all the delicacy of a jackhammer at Sunday morning services. Do yourself a favor and trade him, the agent told the organization weeks ago.
Denver was furnished with a short list of teams and told to get to work. Yes, this how William Wesley and Leon Rose of CAA work now, thick with threats and ultimatums and a swagger suggesting that the sport belongs to them. After Anthony told owner-in-waiting Josh Kroenke that he still wanted out of Denver during a Sunday meeting.
Sources insist it’s no longer a matter of if the Nuggets trade Anthony, but when, where and for whom he’s traded for.
“It’s almost a given they’re going to move him,” said a front-office executive who’s talked with the Nuggets and Anthony’s agents with CAA.
Between the agents’ bullying and Anthony’s dismissive disposition in Sunday’s meeting, sources said Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke, Josh’s father, finally made a stand with CAA.
Keep it up, and the Nuggets will never do a deal for one of your clients again.
Try to dictate terms of a trade and we won’t move him.
Keep up the heavy-handedness and you’ll get a war.
The New York Knicks isn’t considered a strong contender in the eyes of Denver management.
The New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers have emerged as the two most probable destinations for Anthony because they have assets that appeal to Denver. The geography works for Anthony because of his wife LaLa Vazquez’s entertainment career.
I think Carmelo is going about this the wrong way. He should play out the last year of his contract and then he would be free to make a Lebron like decision. .
By taking a hard stance he is dependent on the Nuggets, making a deal that is beneficial for him and from the looks of it the Nuggets aren’t planning just to roll over.
These young stars, their young agents and advisers are trying to turn the NBA into a version Death Row Records.