The number of conflicting reports is dwindling as it’s becoming more and more apparent that Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony will soon be a New Jersey Net…

'Melo's trade becomes agenda battle – NBA – Yahoo! Sports
Adrian Wojnarowski continues to be all over the Carmelo Anthony story, but oddly defends Melo as the victim of a chess game between Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke and Melo's handlers, Leon Rose and William Wesley of CAA.  Why do I think Rose and Wesley's bank accounts will be fattened considerably with under-the-table rubles should Melo become a Net?

Bill Simmons: Solving the Carmelo Anthony situation – ESPN
Simmons advocates for Melo to become a Clipper, not a Net.  Guess which team Simmons has season tickets to?

Sources: New York Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies latest teams linked to Carmelo Anthony – ESPN New York
According to Chris Broussard, now the New York Knicks have reached out to Memphis about participating in a three-team deal that would send Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo to Denver and Carmelo Anthony to New York. So much for the Knicks-are-fine-without-Melo theory that had been floating around.

Kiszla: Stan’s nod needed for a trade – The Denver Post
Mark Kiszla writes that the elder Kroenke has finally say and won’t be bullied into a bad deal by the Nets, Knicks or Anthony’s representatives.

Carmelo Anthony trade talks heat up, could be a Net next week –
Al Iannazzone reports that, according to multiple league sources, an agreement on the deal, which was close to happening last weekend, could be reached at some point next week.

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David Thompson: The Tale of What Could Have Been | Bleacher Report
A detailed look at the Nuggets first true superstar, the high-flying David Thompson, who was honored before tipoff of the Heat/Nuggets game on Thursday night.