This could be a bad day for all fans of the Denver Nuggets. In the team’s season-opening victory, the Nuggets acknowledged to give Carmelo Anthony the go-ahead $65 million extension. Anthony declined.
Anthony said he wants a change in his future, and it doesn’t seem to involve the Nuggets at all. He was coming off a 23-point performance in the Nuggets’ 110-88 win over the Utah Jazz.
“Management to sit down and talk, but my thing is it’s way beyond this year,” he told Yahoo! Sports. “It ain’t got nothing to do with the new GM [Masai Ujiri], Josh [Kroenke, team president], the players. For me, I feel it’s a time for change.
“If I do nothing now, I’m never going to do anything. I feel like my time is now to make a decision if I want to leave or if I want to stay.”
The Nuggets extension offer has been there for months now. If Anthony plays the season out, he will be the next big thing of the free agency. Or another thing may happen, he could be dealt by the deadline.
The teams that are possible in trading for the All-Star are the New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets, and the Chicago Bulls.
Anthony wants to keep his options open.
“But as far as the money that’s on the table, I understand the money that’s on the table. I understand it’s a lot,” he said on “The Scott Van Pelt Show.” “But it’s more than the money. Right now I’m here, I’m with the Nuggets.”
Maybe not for long.
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