From the sounds of it, it is looking like the Carmelo Anthony to the New Jersey Nets deal has been derailed, at least for now.
Nets coach Avery Johnson told reporters Monday that "nothing is alive" on the trade front.
For his part, Anthony showed up at Denver's media day Monday and did his best to sound like a player who was ready to help the Nuggets.
At the end of the season, I'll sit down with my team, I'll sit down with the Nuggets, and we'll talk about it. This has been a long summer. I'm just excited to get back to the court.
"I've never said I wanted to be traded. I never once said anything about trade talk."
"There's been a lot of speculation, a lot of rumors going on this summer about where I'm going to end up, the Nuggets want to trade me, I want to be traded," Anthony said. "That's for my team and front office to discuss. I'm here to focus on basketball and training camp."
I doubt we have heard the last of this, but it seems like nothing is going to happen right away.