NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Nets are closing in on a deal to bring Carmelo Anthony to New Jersey.
Although there has been progress, the person said there are potential roadblocks.
“Uh-uh, not at all,” he said, repeating the phrase “not at all” four times.
Asked if that was an indication he wouldn’t sign the extension so the trade with the Nets could be consummated, Anthony demurred, saying: “I haven’t heard anything. Only, that it’s just been speculation as of right now.”
Anthony noted that team executive Josh Kroenke and general manager Masai Ujiri “are not even here, so I don’t see that happening.”
In what time frame was he referring to?
“I’m just saying I don’t see it happening right now,” Anthony said.
This week sometime?
The Nets were close to acquiring Anthony during the preseason, but a four-team deal that included Utah and Charlotte fell through. Talks progressed recently with the inclusion of Detroit.
The Nets would send rookie power forward Derrick Favors, point guard Devin Harris and others to Denver in the three-team deal that would get them Anthony, Billups, Hamilton, Shelden Williams and Terrico White, who is injured.