Carmelo Not Talking To Nets

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Monday, January 17th, 2011

The trade rumors around Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony gets crazier day by day. Just a few days ago it was the New York Knicks on the verge of dealing Anthony Randolph to gain an additional draft pick. Then yesterday, there were rumors that the Nuggets granted the New Jersey Nets permission to talk extension with Carmelo.. NOW, we’ve got Carmelo saying he won’t talk with the Nets.

@dempseypost: Melo on potentially meeting with New Jersey this week: “I’m having a meeting? I know nothing about that.”

Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post has an article up with a considerable amount of quotes from Carmelo. What I gathered from most of these were that Anthony really has no interest in talking to anyone right now. To me, he sounds like a guy ready to hit free agency and see where things go.

“I’ve never heard about that,” he said. “That’s news to me. I can’t talk to them people. The Denver Nuggets still pay me. I haven’t talked to anybody – Masai (Ujiri, Nuggets executive vice president of basketball operations) or Josh (Kroenke, team president) or any other teams. So for that speculation to be going around out there like that, that’s false.”

“I don’t want to talk to nobody,” Anthony said. “I let the front office handle that type of stuff. It ain’t my job to be talking to New Jersey, New York, Lakers, Dallas, no one. I still won’t step into something like that. I’ve seen a lot of people go through that.

“For me to sit here and say I want to talk to them or Masai or Josh gave them permission to talk to me, I think that’s false. If that was the case I’m pretty sure I would have gotten a phone call from Masai or Josh about that.”

Asked what he would do when he got the call from one of the Nuggets executives, Anthony said, “I haven’t gotten it yet.”

After reading all of that it really sounds like he doesn’t care about talking to anyone. What do you guys think?

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