Report: Carmelo Available, Price Too High For Knicks

NEW YORK (WFAN) — How much is too much for Carmelo Anthony?

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Anthony “could have been a Knick Monday if only team president Donnie Walsh were willing to meet Denver’s trade demands.”

Isola quotes an anonymous source, who says “there is a deal to be made,” although according to the report, Knicks president Donnie Walsh is unlikely to meet the Nuggets’ current trade demands.

The Knicks, according to the source, would have to give up Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, an unnamed third starter, Eddy Curry’s expiring contract, and “at least” one first-round draft pick in exchange for Anthony and Chauncey Billups.

“I think this thing is going to go right down to the wire,” Isola explained to WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on Tuesday. “I still think the Knicks are debating whether or not to just try to wait until the summer to sign him outright, or maybe hope that Denver lowers its asking price a little bit.”

LISTEN: Boomer & Carton – Frank Isola breaks down Denver’s steep asking price for Carmelo Anthony

Anthony has had trade talk swirling around him from New York to Los Angeles since he declined a three-year, $65 million extension with the Nuggets in June.

Two deals with the New Jersey Nets have collapsed, others have heated up and cooled off, but many still expect he’ll be moved by the Feb. 24 trade deadline so the Nuggets don’t risk losing him to free agency next summer for nothing.


Further complicating matters is the option for Anthony to stay in Denver.

Last week, Anthony said he would “take a real hard look” at signing an extension with Denver if he isn’t dealt by the deadline.

“I was thinking it was something that I would take a real hard look at … and make my decision,” he said.

Would you give up Felton, Gallinari, Curry’s contract, and a first-round pick for Carmelo? Sound off in the comments below!

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pixy Report: Carmelo Available, Price Too High For Knicks
  • Bill Alexander

    Denver is playing the same game they played with the Nets! The Knicks should not bid against themselves, its just stupid. Denver hasn’t won anything with Melo because he’s all offensive and no defense. Melo is a great offensive ballplayer, but he scores 50 and you lose its still the same. If they want Gallo or Chandler plus Curry’s contract and a first round pick, fine. You don’t trade your starting guard, Felton, or Fields who changes and/or wins games and does it without the ball or Mozgov who gives you length, defense and rebounding. Wait them out! By the way, Isiah should stay out of it since he ruined the club!

  • Scot Lane

    no way carmelo is not that good he is good at b eing carmelo not at making any team any b etter . check the record. denver is getting greedy. b ut just like new york we will mortgage our whole future and b e stuck for years to come.

  • boom!

    The more i think about the more i can see them unloading Melo to Houston as a rental player to spite the knicks…
    i truly hope they get nothing cause ransom in the real world gets you in jail in the NBA itll get you fired…. Masai Ujiri doesnt last till the end of the season if he gets nothing for Melo

  • Jimmy

    Denver is getting greedy and will end up with nothing.

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  • CLo

    Denver is crazy.. Theres no way the knicks can give them 3 starters plus first round pick … They should prob give them gallo chandler and first round pick. i dont mind Gallo and Felton if we get billups ..But no way 3 starters .,. O and they better keep Fields hes the man


    an unnamed 3rd starter would be Chandler or Fields ,so then I would not do trade.But if its Felton,Gall,Curry and a pick for Melo and Billups,YES in a heartbeat

  • JT

    No way… give up Chandler, Gallanari and bill walker plus a first round pick.

  • FrankyFiggz27

    the knicks need to keep felton. What if all this BS happens when they try to get CP3? not worth it. Keep felton. gallo and chandler are expendable…throw anthony randolph (or 1st round pick) with curry’s contract. Starting line-up = Felton, fields, melo, ___, and Amare. not too bad. Grab a center somewhere and ur ready to go baby!

  • Shawn Murphy

    Yes indeed i’ll miss Felton but for a Carmelo you pull the trigger.

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