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Report: If Knicks get Anthony, Nets Might still Deal with Denver

arrives at the magenta carpet before the NBA basketball All-Star Game Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Carmelo Anthony said he wanted trade discussions resolved by the end of All-Star Weekend. Anthony is still with the Denver Nuggets and now another rumor has surfaced.

If the New York Knicks decide to include Russian rookie Timofey Mozgov in the trade for Anthony, then the New Jersey Nets might turn around and make a deal with Denver to acquire two of the four players in the trade, according to ESPN.


The Nets would trade for either Felton and Gallanari or Chandler and Mozgov, for two first-round picks sources told ESPN.

Multiple reports have surfaced saying the Knicks don’t want to include Mozgov in the deal in which they would already be giving away three starters.

There has been speculation that the New Jersey Nets and their Russian Owner Mikhail Prokhorov have been trying to drive up the price on the Knicks, since Anthony is reportedly not interested in signing with the Nets.

It is difficult too see Mozgov included in this trade if Knicks president Donnie Walsh has anything to say about it. But reports have said that Garden chairman James Dolan is pushing for a trade with Denver, and might give in to the pressure.

Dolan, who never addresses the media, released a statement saying himself, Walsh and coach Mike D’Antoni are all on the same page, and that the organization isn’t getting any advice from anyone outside the organization. It has been reported that the man outside the organization is Isiah Thomas, the man who Dolan just can’t seem to let go of.

With Thomas’ name resurfacing it has also brought up questions about Walsh’s future with the team. His contract is up and if he doesn’t return, Dolan could then bring in his old friend to run the team once again.

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