Phil on Melodrama

DENVER — Here’s what Lakers coach Phil Jackson had to say about the New Jersey Nets’ decision to pull the plug on a possible multi-player trade that would have sent Carmelo Anthony to the Garden State from Denver: “I have no idea what’s going to happen there. I would imagine it could be a ploy. Let’s speed this up. Let’s get this going or else nothing is going to happen. It is what it is. It’s factual and he’s stating the obvious. We’ll see what happens.” Jackson referred to Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who called a press conference Wednesday to declare the negotiations were dead. Anthony will be in the Nuggets’ starting lineup when the Lakers visit the Pepsi Center on Friday.

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