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Ford: Nets Emerge as Front-Runners for Carmelo Anthony

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Take that LeVin.
Take that LeVin.

Via ESPN:

Several league sources on Monday told ESPN.com that they believe the Nets have emerged as the front-runner to secure Anthony. Not only is Anthony willing to sign a contract extension with the Nets, sources say the club is willing to make an intriguing offer of Derrick Favors (the No. 3 pick in this year's draft), the expiring contracts of Troy Murphy and Kris Humphries, and at least one future first-round pick to Denver to land Anthony.

Fake Rod Thorn: "Hey, mind if we join?"

I'm in no way sad or disappointed that the Sixers aren't the front-runners for Anthony. I want Favors, and the Nets emerging as front-runners for Anthony leaves the window open a crack, assuming a potential deal between the Nuggets and Nets stalls.