Nets try­ing to strike deal for An­thony

Los Angeles Times - - High School Football -

The New Jersey Nets might be get­ting a su­per­star af­ter all. Af­ter fail­ing to lure LeBron James, Dwyane

Wade or Chris Bosh to New Jersey dur­ing the freeagency sweep­stakes this sum­mer, the Nets are en­gaged in trade ne­go­ti­a­tions aimed at ac­quir­ing Carmelo An­thony.

A per­son close to the talks who re­quested anonymity be­cause he was not au­tho­rized to speak for the team told the As­so­ci­ated Press on Fri­day that the Nets were in­volved in com­pli­cated talks with the Den­ver Nuggets re­gard­ing the small for­ward.

The Nuggets have of­fered An­thony a three-year ex­ten­sion val­ued at $65 mil­lion, but he has re­fused to sign it. The deal with the Nets would be con­tin­gent on An­thony’s sign­ing the ex­ten­sion, Ya­hoo Sports re­ported.

The Mi­ami Heat de­cided not to of­fer a con­tract to free-agent cen­ter Erick Dampier, who worked out for the team this week.

Mi­ami de­cided not to sign Dampier be­cause it al­ready has Joel An­thony, Zy­drunas Il­gauskas, Ja­maal Ma­gloire and rookie Dex­ter Pittman signed

at cen­ter.

Free-agent guard Jan­nero Pargo is re­turn­ing to New Or­leans, and the Hor­nets also signed for­ward

Pops Men­sah-Bonsu. De­tails of the con­tracts

weren’t re­leased. For­mer NBA and Michi­gan State star Jay Vin­cent agreed to plead guilty to two crimes in a $2-mil­lion In­ter­net scam.

Vin­cent agreed to plead guilty to charges of mail fraud and fil­ing a false tax re­turn. The deal with his sig­na­ture was filed in fed­eral court in Grand Rapids, Mich. The court fil­ing does not list Vin­cent’s likely sen­tence. Vin­cent will owe at least $110,000 in un­paid taxes.

He played on the 1979 Michi­gan State na­tional cham­pi­onship team.

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