Carmelo Denies Trade Demand
Despite reports of his impending departure for the past few months, Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony says he’s never asked for a trade. At Denver’s Media Day Monday in advance of the opening of training camp, Anthony called reports he wanted to be shipped out of the Mile High City rumors. Still, the three-time All-Star said he didn’t know what would happen in the future and would leave it up to the team and his representatives. He added that he wanted to focus only on training camp and getting ready for the season. The man known as “‘Melo” has spent his entire seven-year career with the Nuggets, but his contract is up after next season and there have been multiple reports that the team may seek to trade him if they are unable to sign him to an extension. Just last weekend, Anthony was reported to be heading to the New Jersey Nets in a three-team deal, but it never materialized. Anthony led Denver with 28.2 points-per-game last season, and also averaged 6.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists, as the Nuggets lost in the first round of the playoffs.