Carmelo Anthony and the Nuggets are heading to an inevitable split, according to sources.
Anthony is weighing whether to sign a three-year, $65 million extension offered by the Nuggets, but his dilemma is deciding the best way to move on from his time in Denver.
Anthony could agree to an extension under the premise that the Nuggets will trade him, or he can leave the franchise next summer as a free agent.
In either case, "he's going to make it real clear that he's not coming back," said one league source.
Anthony's agent, Leon Rose, could not be reached for comment and the Nuggets declined to comment.