Kenyon Martin feels Carmelo’s Anthony’s pain
While certain agents and back-room deal loves may be pushing for fast action, nothing fast is going to happen with Carmelo Anthony.
Denver needs to get a general manager first. Then this GM will want to talk to ‘Melo face-to-face, Then the powers that be need decide if they are going to trade him or call his bluff and see if he really is willing to leave maybe $10 million or more on the table to leave Denver. Anthony doesn’t have to act until June 30 next year and he is in no rush.
But teammate Kenyon Martin gets why Anthony would consider leaving, as he told the Denver Post.
This could be a tough season for the Nuggets, especially early as they will be without Kenyon Martin and Chris Anderson until well into the campaign. Both are still rehabbing from knee surgeries.
George Karl will be back on the bench this fall, a big plus for the team. And the thought of losing his best player doesn’t thrill him.
But he also knows that big changes could be coming. In addition to the Anthony situation, Martin and J.R. Smith are in the last year of their deals, plus the team can cheaply buy Chauncey Billups out of the last year of his deal.
If Anthony stays, the Nuggets will have some financial room to rebuild the team around him. But this season the Nuggets seem to be stuck in the “good but not good enough” spot in the West. And that’s not a lot of fun.