If you are wondering why the Nuggets need Melo’s approval, let me explain.
No team is going to trade for Carmelo without a long term extension in place, so in essence Melo decides where he can be traded to. If he is unwilling to sign an extension it effectively kills any trade talk.
The one hang up on the proposed deal to the Nets we reported on earlier, was there was no word if Melo would be willing to accept a contract extensions with New Jersey. According to the New York Daily News that is no longer a problem:
Anthony is believed to have signed off on the deal, according to an NBA source, and it could happen as early as Saturday. Anthony’s approval was pivotal in the deal because the Nets wouldn’t have agreed to it for a one-year rental.
According to a source, the Nuggets will make a final effort this weekend to convince Anthony to return after his contract expires next summer. But after Anthony refused to sign a three-year extension that’s been on the table since June – and after he turned down an opportunity this month to express any loyalty to the Nuggets in an interview with the News – it’s unlikely the three-time All-Star will change his mind.
It is a complicated trade if it takes place here is how it would go down:
The proposed deal – which would also involve the Jazz and Bobcats – would have Favors going back to Denver, along with Utah’s Andrei Kirilenko and multiple draft picks from the Nets and Warriors (the Nets hold Golden State’s first-round pick in 2012).
Harris would be sent to Charlotte, while Boris Diaw would be shipped from Charlotte to Utah. Other role players are being discussed as part of the complex trade.
All things considered this would be a good trade for the Nuggets if Melo has told them he has no intentions of re-signing with then. For New Jersey it gives them a Bonafide star to build around to compete with The South Beach NWO and the rest of the very good teams in the EAST.
We should know something one way or another this weekend, so stay tuned.