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'He's Not Coming Back' To Denver

ESPN is reporting that it is a matter of when Carmelo Anthony will leave the Denver Nuggets, not if he will leave.

Anthony is weighing whether to sign a three-year, $65 million extension offered by the Nuggets. His dilemma, league sources say, is what affords him the best chance of continuing his career elsewhere. Anthony could sign with Denver and convince the team to then trade him. His other option would be to not sign the extension, thereby forcing the team to move him rather than risk losing him next summer as a free agent.

During his annual basketball camp in Colorado on Saturday, Anthony said he had no timetable on when he’ll decide whether to sign the extension.

In either case, “he’s going to make it real clear that he’s not coming back,” said one league source.

So, New York Knicks fans can now dream about bringing in Anthony — and maybe one day Chris Paul — to pair with Amare Stoudemire.