Since Denver threatened to take their ball and go home, despite the Nets’ cries of “No takesie backsies” things have been quiet.
More specifically, the Denver Nuggets got fed up with leaks to the press, probably because their management has not come off looking too stellar, and told the New Jersey Nets to shut up or they were going to make an inferior trade with Carmelo Anthony’s beloved New York Knicks.
Despite it’s juvenile nature, the threat seems to have worked as things have been very quiet on the Melo front. If any information was getting out it was bad information — signs things could drag on until the trade deadline, the Houston Rockets’ late involvement, and that the insistence on throwing Harrington into the deal would implode the whole thing.
But now, thankfully, we have something positive, however minor, to report.
According to Marc Stein things have advanced to the point that the Nuggets have started fielding offers for what they could get in return for current Nets starting point guard and rumored trade chip Devin Harris. It is speculated that the Nuggets have no interest in Harris as it has Ty Lawson waiting in the wings to inherit the starting point guard responsibilities.
The most likely deal is apparently a trade with the Portland Trailblazers, who are said to be enamored with the point guard, which would send the Nuggets Nicolas Batum and Andre Miller.
It is possible that the Nuggets are just doing their due diligence in asking what they could get in a player they might possibly have on their roster in the future. But I’ll take any positive sign I can.