One thing should be known— whatever the motivation, Anthony does not want to play in Denver anymore. You can question his reasoning why, but at this point it doesn’t matter. He wants out and nothing is going to change his mind.
The Nets thought they had a trade done for Melo before training camp started, but it fell apart at the last minute (the exact reason why depends on who you believe).
The Knicks believe now say they have a solid chance to land Anthony so they can pair him with Amar’e here are the details:
The Knicks got back in on the bidding about two weeks ago after Anthony made it known to the Nuggets that he would not budge on his refusal to sign a three-year, $65 million contract extension with Denver.
The offers the Knicks have proposed have always centered around packages including Anthony Randolph, the expiring contract of Eddy Curry and a first-round draft pick they would acquire from a third team, and New York has softened its stance on including forward Danilo Gallinari in a trade.
It is very important for the long term success of the Knicks that they get another superstar to co-star with Amar’e, since he isn’t the type of player who can carry a team on his own.
The master plan would also include luring Chris Paul to NYC to form a Wolfpack NWO, but first they need to get Anthony, who prefers to play in NYC.
Still some time before the season starts, I say it is 70/30 that Melo starts the season in Denver, but almost zero chance that he is with them after the trading deadline.
Which team he ends up with? That is still up in the air.