Carmelo Anthony said on Monday he plans to meet with Denver Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri and owner Josh Kroenke soon to discuss rampant rumors he will be traded to the New Jersey Nets.
FanHouse's Chris Tomasson tweeted that 'Melo was in good humor after the team's light Monday practice. He commented on Chauncey Billups' future, saying that the local product "belongs in Denver." Billups is rumored to be another piece heading to the Nets in the reported deal.
Anthony was coy about whether he plans to sign an extension with New Jersey should he be traded. The Nets wouldn't trade Derrick Favors, Devin Harris and multiple first-round picks to Denver unless 'Melo agrees to a three-year extension. 'Melo has been reported to have wanted to play with friend Amar'e Stoudemire for the New York Knicks, but since September rumors have focused on the highly motivated (and rather terrible) Nets.
Melo was asked if he would sign extension with NJ. "I really don't know. I'm waiting to see Masai and Josh... They haven't been here... So I'm just patiently waiting until they get back so I have a sitdown with them." Melo said there's no meeting scheduled yet. Melo was asked what he would say if presented with going to NJ: "After that meeting, I'll let you know how the meeting went."
Anthony had one of his worst games in recent memory Sunday night in Denver, scoring just eight points against the New Orleans Hornets. He and his teammates were booed persistently in the second half by the Nuggets' faithful. (Well, "faithful" doesn't seem like the right word there.)