According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, citing league sources, few NBA executives believe the Nuggets will keep Carmelo Anthony and sign him to the 3-year, $65 million contract extension.
Wojnarowski’s column citing several sources, paints a locker room frustrated with Anthony, his selfish play and the way he has distanced himself from the team this season. His inability to listen to coach George Karl has also frustrated the team.
“He hasn’t checked out on this season, because he never checked in,” the source told Yahoo! Sports.
The Nuggets, with strong personalities like Anthony, J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin, Chauncey Billups and Chris Anderson have struggled in the past with chemistry issues in the locker room.
This rift adds to the uncertainty as we move closer to the February 24th trade deadline. The Knicks and nets have made offers to the Nuggets, but as of today, no deal is imminent.