NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Carmelo Anthony, who is in the last year of his contract with Denver, was asked after the Nuggets’ 109-100 win over the Detroit Pistons if he would be open to signing a contract extension with the New York Knicks or New Jersey Nets.
“My options are open right now,” Anthony said. “I really don’t know what’s going on right now and it’s four, three weeks away from the (trading) deadline.”
Anthony insisted he’s not picky about where he ends up playing.
“No short list,” he said. “No long list.”
It has been rumored all season long that New York is Anthony’s preferred destination.
Anthony probably isn’t looking forward to the Jan. 31 visit to the Garden State, where he’ll have to answer lots more questions about the scuttled trade to the Nets.
New Jersey owner Mikhail Prokhorov called off talks on a blockbuster three-team trade earlier in January that would have sent Anthony and Billups to New Jersey.
The All-Star forward said after the Nets abandoned talks with Denver that he still thinks he’ll be traded by the Feb. 24 deadline and that he doesn’t foresee himself going to a contender simply as a rent-a-player for the final two months of the season.
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