Monthly Archives: September 2010
The 76ers have contacted the Denver Nuggets about a potential trade for
star forward Carmelo Anthony, multiple NBA sources confirmed on Sunday.
The centerpiece of the Sixers’ offer is swingman Andre Iguodala,
although other players, including expiring contracts and young talent,
would be needed to convince the Nuggets to part with their franchise
Anthony has only one season left on his contract and has
As talks on a four-way deal that included Utah and Charlotte lost
momentum on Monday, Denver and New Jersey were constructing contingency
plans with several other teams to try to keep alive hopes of a trade
that would send Carmelo Anthony(notes) to the Nets, league sources told
New Jersey and Denver were moving from including Utah’s Andrei
Kirilenko(notes) and Charlotte’s Boris Diaw(notes) in the trade
packages, front-office sources said, and trying to find trade partners
in both the Eastern and Western conferences. Denver and New Jersey were
trying to line up new scenarios that still would result with Anthony in
New Jersey and Derrick Favors(notes) and Nets draft picks in Denver,
Erick Dampier was hoping to take his talents to South Beach.
But in an interview on Sunday, the free agent center said his list of
possible destinations continues to grow in the wake of his recent
spurning from Miami. While FanHouse reported Saturday that Milwaukee had
joined Houston in the pursuit of the 35-year-old veteran, the Bucks and
Rockets have unwanted company.
Pistons president Joe Dumars will be in his familiar perch when the
Pistons begin organized practices Tuesday at their practice facility.
He always watches from a corner desk with a cell phone by his side.
Injuries and lack of depth up front have the GM looking for trading partners and searching the free-agent market.
There could very well be additions to the Raptors roster before training camp opens Tuesday.
With injuries to two of his young big men, president and general manager
Bryan Colangelo is scouring the trade and free-agent market looking to
make one last summer move.
The Denver Nuggets went into the weekend determined to complete an
ambitious four-team megatrade that would land All-Star forward Carmelo
Anthony with the New Jersey Nets, according to sources with knowledge of
The proposed deal, as ESPN.com reported earlier Friday, would also
involve Utah and Charlotte and is poised to deliver prized Nets rookie
Derrick Favors, Jazz veteran Andrei Kirilenko and multiple future
first-round picks to Denver in exchange for their franchise player.
Tony Parker might be right. Maybe this will be the “last real chance” for him to win a title with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili.
But the finality of Parker’s statement this week says something else. If
Parker thinks this is it, then Parker likely thinks this is it for him,
Which could help the Spurs this season.
One of the final significant hurdles for a blockbuster four-team trade
that would send Carmelo Anthony(notes) to the New Jersey Nets hinges on
the All-Star forward’s willingness to agree to a contract extension
with the Nets, two front-office executives involved in the deal told