The Carmelo Anthony Saga should be resolved by Thursday, here is what you need to know moving into this week.
#1. Carmelo Anthony will not sign an extension with anyone except the Knicks, meaning that they are the only realistic destination for him.
#2. The Nets smartly leaked an insane offer on Friday to drive up a price.
#3. Carmelo has no intention on signing an extension with the Nets or ANYONE ELSE BUT THE KNICKS.
#4. Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan started a bidding war with himself after the Nets' offer leaked that would essentially gut the Knicks roster.
#5. Dolan is seeking advice from former Knicks GM Isiah Thomas which is like Lindsay Lohan consulting Charlie Sheen for advice on sobriety.
#6. 'Melo would be a moron to not sign an extension because he has "Bird Rights" in play which gives him the opportunity to sign for more money than he would make on the open market.
#7. The trade deadline is Thursday and Denver is in a position where they know they need to get something for him because he is as good as gone in 3 more months.
#8. The Knicks GM Donnie Walsh would have been happy to wait it out until Denver accepted a smaller offer at the deadline knowing Anthony would nix any other deal, then Dolan ruined everything.
#9. The reason 'Melo wants to be in New York is supposedly because his wife LaLa Vasquez (former MTV VeeJay) wants to be a star, meaning that 'Melo should be on the first ballot into the Doug Christie Whipped Hall of Fame.
#10. I don't like the term "Melodrama" either, but hey...it's effective.