Carmelo Anthony appears to want out of Denver. Tony Parker wants to come to the Big Apple. Chris Paul seems far from content in New Orleans.
These facts all lead to one conclusion: A "superteam" assembling in Madison Square Garden in 2011 looks to be in the cards
The Denver Nuggets have offered Anthony a three-year, $65 million extension. The Denver Nuggets have offered Anthony a three-year, $65 million
extension. But, even if he signs it, that may be simply so that Denver
can be compensated in a trade. If he doesn't, he would leave as a free agent.
Either way, "he's going to make it real clear that he's not coming back," says a league source, according to ESPN.
At Anthony's wedding in July, Paul made a toast insinuating that he and Carmelo should join forces in New York. Amare Stoudemire, also on hand, made a similar statement, and when Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke made a counter-toast suggesting Paul come to Denver, an awkward silence ensued.
Paul appeared to be demanding a trade to either New York or Orlando later in July, but he eventually backed off those requests after meeting with Hornets management.
Parker, the subject of an earlier tweet by Stoudemire about a Knicks superteam, has indicated interest in being part of such.
Not only is he close friends with fellow Frenchman and current New York resident Thierry Henry, but his wife Eva Longoria seems to think he wants to go to the Big Apple.
When asked Monday night if Parker wanted to come to New York in 2011, Eva responded with a "yes," reports the New York Post.
He will be a free agent after the 2010-11 season.
The Knicks will have considerable cap flexibility in 2011, with Eddy Curry's huge deal off of the books and Ronny Turiaf, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Kelenna Azubuike and Toney Douglas all not signed past next season as well.
If everything goes as planned, the team may finally be able to complete it's recovery from the Isiah Thomas era.
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