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According to multiple sources with knowledge of a proposed four-team blockbuster, the Nets are negotiating a deal that would bring them Carmelo Anthony from Denver in exchange for Devin Harris, first-round pick Derrick Favors plus draft picks.
There are potential stumbling blocks that could derail the deal, but Anthony is believed to have approved it, according to an NBA source – meaning he will agree to sign an extension – and it could happen as early as Saturday. Anthony's approval is pivotal because the Nets wouldn't have agreed to the deal for a one-year rental.
The proposed trade – which would also involve the Jazz and Bobcats – would have Favors going 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.
In exchange for one of the game's best small forwards, the Nuggets will get Andrei Kirilienko, Derrick Favors and some draft picks. All things considered… it's a decent haul.
Does Melo understand what he's walking into in Jersey? The team won 12 games last year.
Yes, he will play alongside a budding star in Brook Lopez. There are some decent role players – Troy Murphy, Anthony Morrow and Travis Outlaw. Avery Johnson is the new coach. There's the billionaire owner from Russia. A new arena awaits in Brooklyn. But without Devin Harris, NJ's starting point guard is Jordan Farmar.
Even with Melo, I don't see the Nets finishing higher than 7th in the East. 6th if they catch some breaks.
On Page 2, Glen Davis continues to be a goofy bastard.
The photo appeared on Davis' Twitter feed with the caption: Ayo baby face !!! Watch your girl!!
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