Posted: Jan 18, 2011 1:41 AM by Lee Douglas
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - New Jersey Nets coach Avery Johnson says he hasn't been told of any potential meeting with trade target Carmelo Anthony but wants to be a part of it if one does happen.
Reports surfaced Sunday that the Denver Nuggets gave the Nets permission to talk with Anthony to persuade him to accept a three-year, $65 million extension, which could pave the way for a three-team deal that would send the All-Star forward to New Jersey.
Anthony said Sunday night he didn't want to talk to any potential trade suitors.
Johnson said before Monday's game against Golden State that general manager Billy King had not told him of any potential meeting. He says if there is a meeting, he wants to be told about it so he can participate.