Denver Nuggets General Manager Says Team Got Killed In Carmelo Anthony Trade
Denver Nuggets executive vice president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri doesn’t believe he got the best deal for his former star player Carmelo Anthony. In fact Ujiri went as far as to say that his team got killed in the trade.
“We feel we got killed in the trade because we lost a couple of pretty good players,” Ujiri said. “Obviously, Carmelo Anthony. I feel sad for the city of Denver. I feel bad that this was done on my watch. To lose a guy like that. And also Chauncey (Billups). But I think we had to do it.”
When asked why he believed the Nuggets “got killed’‘ in the deal Ujiri responded by saying:
“There’s no question about it. When I got home Monday night after agreeing to deal Anthony, I was just staring and watching ESPN and they’re showing all these highlights and game-winners by Anthony. And you wonder. We lost a superstar, and superstars are hard to find in this league and in any sport.”
Nuggets president Josh Kroenke confirmed what had been reported before, that Anthony had asked to be traded when he met with Kroenke last August in his hometown of Baltimore saying he said then he wanted to go to either New York or Chicago.