After offering the moon and the stars—Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Eddy Curry and a draft pick— in hopes of acquiring Carmelo Anthony (and other players)from the Denver Nuggets, now it seems like the Knicks could be on the "verge" of the "blockbuster deal." But in the meantime, the Knicks have had to dispel rumors that disgraced former GM and coach Isiah Thomas has been guiding Knicks owner James Dolan. Dolan, coach Mike D'Antoni and GM Donnie Walsh issued a statement saying, "We want to make it abundantly clear that we have been in constant communication throughout this process and the three of us are in complete agreement with everything that we are currently working on."
Except all the other reports say that Walsh hates this deal, because it would give up a lot of the team's youth. One person who seems happy with the Knicks' offer is Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who told CNBC, "I think we made a very good tactical decision to force (the) Knicks to pay as much as they can." The Russian billionaire also said of his meeting with Anthony (who doesn't really want to join the Nets), "It was a fantastic meeting, trust me. No words; live music, excellent atmosphere. We looked into each other’s eyes. Just real man talk."
The Post reports, "According to a person familiar with the holdup, it will come down to whether Denver caves and allows Anthony to make the decision and choose the Knicks, or if the Nuggets decide to make the call."