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Report: Carmelo Anthony not interested in New Jersey

Memphis Grizzlies v Denver Nuggets

DENVER - JANUARY 22: The jersey of Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets waits in his locker prior to the game against the Memphis Grizzlies on January 22, 2007 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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CBS’s Ken Berger threw this little note in at the end of his weekly column:

…executives are becoming more convinced that Anthony would not agree to an extension with the Nets -- a stance that could kill New Jersey’s months-long bid for the superstar once and for all.

The reason is he doesn’t want to spend two years in the purgatory of Newark before the Nets move to Brooklyn.

This brings us back to what we’ve said before about this situation — both sides are going to have to give a little to get a deal done. The Nuggets have to realize they will not get equal value and if they move him figure out what is the best package to start rebuilding. Anthony is going to have to accept other destinations besides New York and Chicago, unless he wants to go the free agent route (and risk making considerably less money under a new collective bargaining agreement).

Right now, it sounds like neither side is willing to budge. That’s how we got to right here. Right now neither side feels like it has to give an inch. It may take the pressure of the trade deadline to get things to change.