Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
According to Yahoo! Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski, said that Stoudemire “wants [Anthony] in New York.”
After hearingÂ Carmelo AnthonyÂ express public doubts over theÂ New York Knicksâ€™ desire and need for him,Â Amarâ€™e StoudemireÂ reached out to tell theÂ Denver Nuggets star that he â€œwants him in New York.â€Â
The Knicksâ€™ forward recently contacted Anthony via text message with a two-fold agenda: Make sure Anthony knows that Stoudemire himself wants Anthony at his side, and push Anthony to resist a proposed trade to theÂ New Jersey Nets. Stoudemire is sensitive to public suggestions that he would prefer to play without a Madison Square Garden co-star and has repeatedly expressed that to Anthony.
As momentum ground to a crawl for a three-team deal with the Nuggets, Nets andÂ Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, the Knicks kept hope they could overcome several hurdles to make a deal for Anthony. And none remains bigger than the fact the Nuggets prefer the Netsâ€™ package of players and draft picks over New Yorkâ€™s assets.
Anthony has delivered mixed messages on his desire to sign a contract extension with the Nuggets. Heâ€™s told two teammates he would ultimately be fine joining the Nets, and pushed his agent, Leon Rose, to help construct a package of players to go to the Nets with him. Nevertheless, Anthony has been wildly back and forth on his willingness to compromise with the Nets over the Knicks.
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