Nets trying to strike deal for Anthony
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
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.