New Denver Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri made it quite clear in his introductory press conference that the plan was to sit down and talk to Carmelo Anthony about a contract extension.
That still hasn’t happened, however, according a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein.
Nuggets officials continue to believe that the sitdown will take place soon. Yet it’s worth noting that they likewise believed entering free agency July 1 that Anthony was close to signing the three-year, $65 million contract extension that Denver formally extended back in June before the draft.
The calls from other teams aren’t going to stop coming in no matter what, but the vigor with which the vultures circle only grows with each new hint of extension resistance from Melo.
I don’t know if I’m reading too much into all of these reports, but it seems more and more likely Anthony is ready to leave Denver.