Prokhorov Meets Carmelo; Nuggets Prefer Nets’ Offer

Los Angeles, CA (WFAN) – Hours after Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov sent out a message to the media that he had no plans to meet with Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony, Frank Isola is reporting that Prokhorov and Jay-Z met with Anthony on Saturday night.

Prokhorov and the Nets reached a deal on Thursday with the Nuggets in a nine player deal that would bring Anthony to New Jersey, but Prokhorov and Jay-Z were trying to convince Anthony into signing a three-year extension.

Earlier in the day, Jonathan Abrams of the New York Times reported that Carmelo has told close associates that he will not sign a contract extension if he is traded to the Nets.

Despite rumors that Carmelo won’t sign an extension with the Nets, the Nuggets owner and general manager agree that their best offer is coming from the Nets, according to Chris Mannix of

The deal from the Nets includes Derrick Favors, Troy Murphy’s expiring contract, Devin Harris, Ben Uzoh and four first-round picks, for Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Melvin Ely and Renaldo Balkman.

According to sources the deal from the Knicks could include forwards Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari, point guard Raymond Felton, the expiring contract of center Eddy Curry and a first-round draft pick to be obtained from Minnesota.

  • ny bagel

    I just don’t understand why it seems as if Melo is assisting Denver to get the Knicks to give more than they should at this point. I mean why would Melo want the Knicks to give up depth and so much talent that they are reduced in NY?
    Doesn’t make sense to me…
    If Melo says “I WANT NY” then the deal will be whatever NY offers. As long as Melo plays this stuff “being on the fence”, then NY feels the need to add more players to reach an agreement

    • Pixpix

      He should wait it out, let the deadline come & go and then sign with the Knicks after the season as a free agent. Knicks can then start building foward w/ Amar’e & Carmello… Then let coach & management sort out the rest of these guys — who stays / who goes — in the off season. If they can do that and work on playing D — the Knicks will be for real. The current Knicks have made a good enough run for fans as is — MUCH better then expected.

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