Think the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors couldn't get more complicated or exhausting? Well, here comes Deron Williams, who has been reportedly indicating interest in joining Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire on the New York Knicks roster in 2012 since last summer.
This report is according to CBS Sports' Ken Berger, and forecasts a summer of 2012 that might seem like a shadow of 2010's free agent bonanza.
A person with knowledge of the conversations told CBSSports.com on Saturday that Jazz point guard Deron Williams began informing close associates after last season that if Stoudemire wound up in New York, Williams would follow him there as a free agent in 2012. If the Knicks got Anthony with the three-year extension under current rules, it is not clear whether they'd have enough cap space to add a player such as Williams, Chris Paul or Dwight Howard when the trio become unrestricted free agents after next season.
And to make things even more interesting for the Anthony-to-the-Knicks situation, Berger adds that sources say "there are those in the (Knicks) organization" who would better off missing out on Anthony and filling holes while biding time for one of those superstars to head to the Big Apple in 2012.
So, yes, things keep getting curiouser and curiouser in the case of Carmelo Anthony. And we still have another full day of All-Star Weekend to go.