UPDATE: Carmelo Anthony Is One Step Closer To Becoming A New York Knick!

- By Bossip Staff

Looks like Melo may just get his wish, and Amare Stoudemire’s wish too…

With the Nets having yet to get Carmelo Anthony’s approval to complete a trade with the Nuggets, the Knicks jumped back in the hunt for Anthony yesterday with a strong counter-offer that would cost them three key players, according to multiple sources, while finally getting Denver’s full attention.

With the belief Anthony will approve a Nets’ deal as only a last resort, the Knicks and Nuggets engaged in extensive talks yesterday and have bridged a considerable gap, with Knicks owner James Dolan leading the push behind the scenes as the Hollywood suspense lingered into the night. The Nuggets could accept the package today or tomorrow, according to a Knicks official…

…”Jim Dolan definitely wants Carmelo Anthony in New York,” said Amar’e Stoudemire, who doubted Anthony wants to be a Net.

The Knicks have offered Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Eddy Curry’s expiring contract for Anthony, Chauncey Billups and possibly Anthony Carter. Yahoo! Sports first reported the deal’s main ingredients. It’s a proposal the Nuggets are seriously weighing, partly because of Anthony’s wariness on approving a Nets deal, a Knicks source said.
A Knicks source said there are “other elements involved” in why they made such a strong offer. It stems from the belief that if they nail Anthony now, point guard Chris Paul — who, like Anthony, is represented by CAA — will follow when he’s a 2012 free agent and Billups’ contract expires.

Stoudemire said he believes Anthony will turn down the Nets.

“I’d be very surprised,” Stoudemire said. “It’s hard for me to picture him in a Nets jersey. It’s a tough situation for him.”
“We played in New Jersey, it was like a home game for us, which was great. Most players would want to play with the Knicks before New Jersey.”

Anthony said he would like to meet with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov in addition to Dolan, but that may not take place if Denver accepts the Knicks’ pitch. “I would love to sit down with Mr. Prokhorov, Mr. Dolan,” Anthony said. “I would love to sit down, look them in the eye and see what the future holds. I wan to see if Dolan is really interested in me coming to New York and see if Prokhorov is interested in me coming to Jersey.”

Stoudemire wants to see Anthony in a Knicks uniform.

Good luck Melo!

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  • juicyjustiss

    call me when he’s/they’ve made an effing decision. tired of hearing bout this shit. just picka damn team

    • Laura

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      knicks were doing so great in these negotiations until the stupid owner stepped in and hurried this thing along..

    • Used to U Ninjas Now

      CoSign!!! Let us know when he is signed to another team-for real! He has been one step closer to LA, NY, NJ, Alaska! lol! Just stop reporting on him until everything is dun dadda..

  • nikita

    charles said last night that the knicks are giving everything for anthony when the can wait till the end of the season and get him for free. i agree with him and dont see what the rush is. melo and amare are still in there prime and have plenty of time. i will so glad when thursday gets here so people will shut about it.

  • Simply Jane

    @ real real talk cosign he will Neva win a ring with either team u need a bench plus the bulls Miami and Celtics will be the three teams in tha east to mess with for a while.. He doesn’t want to wait because if he waits nexts year he gets less money.. New collective bargain agreement for the NBA.

  • white male

    Felton is balling this year

  • 233rd whiteplains

    knicks were doing so great in these negotiations until the stupid owner stepped in and hurried this thing along..

  • angela

    He met w/ Jay-z and Prokhorov yesterday and sources say that it didn’t seem promising..Look the Nets r irrelevant..And when Jason Kidd left it got worst..Jay-z and Prokhorov need to buy some self respect and stop begging players to come play 4 them..IT DIDN’T WORK W/ LEBRON! Carmelo is going 2 be a Knick! He has talked about playing 4 them since the summer…The Nets need to find those regular dudes that just want to play basketball regardless..LOOK AT WHAT KEVIN DURANT AND WESTBROOK HAVE DONE 4 THE THUNDER! If, your good, the talent will speak 4 itself and players like Kris Humpty-Dumpty won’t have to date girls like Kim K. to get recognition..Carmelo is smart, he agrees w/ A’mare, he just can’t say it!

  • http://jese25n@aol.com Jessy

    I just loved the way people are predicting he’ll never win a ring..like if you can see the future..The celtics are getting old and tired. I’ll give them 1 more year, and everyone swears that the favorites are the heat or bulls. while they’re play better this year than the knicks..You can’t predict what’s going to happen in the future..Did anyone think that the pistons could win in 04.

  • Pebblebeach

    Why would anyone want to play for the New Jersey Nets….eewww

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