Nuggets/Pistons/Nets in Trade Talk.
January 11, 2011 – Initial Release
Rumors have spread across the NBA nation that Carmelo Anthony, along with his expiring contract, will be moving to the Nets in New Jersey. Friend of his and Nuggets teammate, Chauncey Billups, will likely be included.
The three-team trade will also send Richard Hamilton to New Jersey to reunite with his former Pistons champion teammate, Billups.
The Nets would give rookie Derrick Favors and first-round draft picks to the Nuggets, while the Pistons recieve Troy Murphy‘s $12mil expiring contract and Johan Petro, both who Detroit has no long-term interest in.
Carmelo Anthony actually wants to be part of the New York Knicks, only a few miles away from New Jersey. If he does not get traded to the Knicks before the deadline and rather lands a spot in NJ, he can opt out of a contract signing by the Nets and become an unrestricted free agent to join Amar’e Stoudamire and his reborn team.