Upset over the public nature of their trade talks, the Nuggets threatened the Nets on Monday with the possibility of trading Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks.

Denver made the threat to put pressure on New Jersey, according to a source.

A source told Yahoo! Sports that a three-team deal was "really close" on Sunday, but the talks went underground on Monday following Denver's treat.

It is known that the Nuggets are now trying to get the Nets to take on Al Harrington, who has four years and $28 million left on his contract.