Rumour mill Bleacher Report made a post on the 17th discussing Anthony’s “refusal to sign an extension contract unless he is traded to the New York Knicks”. Reportedly the contract is close to 85 million dollars. How that for a rumour? Melo is apparently not signing a contract unless he’s headed to the Apple.
The sources of this rumour indicate that Anthony has refused to play for the New Jersey Nets, despite their interest in him”. The Nets, however, seem damned interested in him, going after Anthony, having been in talks with the Nuggets for months. Yes, for months, starting all the way back in September. For onlookers, these sorts of dealings are where to watch.
Even more fun are Bleacher Report’s speculations about Chicago Chicago courting Melo to fill the void left after Joakim Noah’s recent injury”.
Following that rumour is a statement credited to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, saying that Orlando may sweep in to snatch Anthony up.
Anthony is a big ticket item at the moment, but the fun thing about these stories is that they’re rarely a done deal. We’re still at the speculation stage of things. After his game at Madison Square Gardens, he said to reporters that he would “sign a contract extension with whatever team he is traded to”, so a trade doesn’t seem out of the question.
Well, we’ll keep watching, and see what happens. Keep spreading rumours, fans!