Pistons source says team has not been contacted by Nets
In the original rumored deal back in January, the Nets, Nuggets and Pistons were discussing a three-team deal.
According to a Pistons source, Detroit has yet to be contacted by the Nets.
In the deal discussed back in January, Detroit was set to send Richard Hamilton and another player (possibly DaJuan Summers) to New Jersey for the expiring deal of Troy Murphy, Johan Petero and a possible draft pick (mostly like a second rounder).
The original deal was killed by Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who did not like the public nature of the trade talks.
The Nuggets have been trying to deal Anthony all season and will have to make a move soon with the trade deadline on Feb. 24 or risk losing Anthony to free agency and getting nothing in return.
Denver and the New York Knicks have also been engaged in trade talks, but have been unable to strike a deal.
Hamilton has played in just one game since Jan. 10, scoring 15 points in a win at Milwaukee on Feb. 5. Hamilton has missed the Pistons last six games with a sore groin, although it’s unclear if Hamilton would be playing even if healthy.
Hamilton and Pistons coach John Kuester have had a very public falling out and have not spoken in more than a month.
The Pistons and Hamilton seem destined to part ways, but the two years and more than $25 million left on Hamilton’s current deal have made him difficult to trade.
Al Iannazzone of The Bergen Record first reported the talks were back on between the Nets and Nuggets.