‘Melo-drama For Christmas

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – This could be Carmelo Anthony‘s last Christmas in Denver.

That means no holiday more rap videos with Rocky (the Nuggets’ mascot) and The Birdman Chris Andersen. But surely Nets part-owner Jay-Z would have time to hit the studio with the organization’s prized acquisition.

And if all of the rumblings ring true, it is the Nets — not the Knicks — that are poised to land Anthony. It’s no longer a matter of if, according to multiple sources, but when.

The Magic, Suns and Wizards have already shown that cooking up and consummating a multi-team, mega-trade can be done in a matter of days if all parties are willing to assume the risks. So if it is to be the Nets, we need someone to get the ball rolling here.

HT fave and Yahoo! Sports NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski summed up current state of affairs surrounding Anthony, the Nuggets and the Nets this way:

Denver’s and New Jersey’s trade partners are still unclear, but league executives said the Nets and Nuggets are tweaking several possible proposals with multiple teams. For now, New Jersey general manager Billy King is preparing to send rookie forward Derrick Favors, the expiring contract of Troy Murphy, two or three future first-round draft picks and $3 million to Denver for minimally Anthony and (Al) Harrington. More Nuggets and Nets would likely be on the move, too.

Center Brook Lopez is the only Nets player not involved in any of the proposals, sources said.

The Nuggets’ sudden urgency to move the unhappy Anthony is the reason more teams have been calling lately, including two contenders who are willing to chase a championship with Anthony as a rental player, a league source said. The Nuggets could do those deals without consulting Anthony, because those teams aren’t requiring a contract extension with Anthony to make the trade.There’s more smoke to this Anthony-to-the-Nets fire.

Nuggets beat writer Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post lays out the case for the Nets:

With a new billionaire owner, assets to trade and a pending move to Brooklyn, the Nets seem more and more like the most promising suitor for the Nuggets’ all-star forward. The Nuggets and Nets have ramped up trade talks, NBA sources said Tuesday, though it’s still not known whether Anthony will sign off on the deal by signing a three-year, $65 million contract extension.

In addition, NBA sources said Tuesday a couple of contending teams have expressed interest in “renting” Anthony for the rest of the season. Those teams appear willing to trade for Melo knowing they might not be able to sign him to a long-term contract.

The sources would not identify the teams willing to possibly rent Anthony, but Dallas could be one team making an inquiry. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told 103.3 FM in Dallas earlier this season, “It just depends on who the guy is and what we’d have to give up — (but) we’ll play rent-a-player, no question about it.”

Anthony moving to a contender like Dallas would shake up the league in dramatic fashion. A move to the Nets doesn’t exactly shift the NBA’s balance of power to the Garden State, but it certainly changes the complexion of the Eastern Conference playoff chase … at least at the bottom of the standings.

As much as we love fireworks around here, we’re not counting on anything like that in this case.

If the Nets do land Anthony in a package deal that is sure to involve multiple teams and plenty of players and picks, that leaves at least one Anthony suitor (New York) scrambling to find a replacement deal to aid their cause.

There is no shortage of speculation as to which direction the Knicks might go, highlighted by this cover-all-bases piece from our main man and Hang Time Podcast (Episode 37) guest Alan Hahn of Newsday. He mentioned so many names we don’t care to repeat them all here.

– One interesting name that popped up, however, is Andre Iguodala. The 76ers swingman had his name dragged through the trade waters during the summer and has resurfaced in the tide at Christmas. While he’s clearly not on Anthony’s level, Iggy provides a serious No. 2 (or No. 3) scoring option to Amar’e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton on a Knicks roster that could use another legitimate threat.

– Another name that has surfaced in this latest round of chatter that should intrigue Knicks fans is Stephen Jackson. The Bobcats’ captain could be a wildcard for the Knicks in this entire affair. Jackson would provide a proven playoff warrior and winner (Golden State and San Antonio) to a Knicks roster light on that sort of firepower. With Larry Brown talking about his team this way in Charlotte, it seems like changes are just a few more ugly losses away.

– The Hawks are another team in need of a shakeup. They have an asset in scoring machine Jamal Crawford (and his expiring contract), and a guy that has experience playing in New York. He could also be an intriguing option for the Knicks, if the Hawks are willing to deal him to a playoff competitor.

Whatever happens, you can expect Anthony’s name to dominate much of the conversation during this holiday weekend. All this for a deal that no one expects to be completed for another two weeks or so.

It’s clear, though, that in this season of giving, the Nuggets will be giving away (for a price, of course) the man that helped revitalize their franchise eight years ago.

166 Comments

  1. Jane Powerus says:

    I would rather go to an aquarium then this, in all honesty. Gosh I hope that these things don’t cloud the internet too much! When will real clean comedy come back? Anybody think this is not funny like me?

  2. Heatfan75 says:

    That was boring, sorry!

  3. person who thinks "yall to crazy" is an idiot says:

    excuse me! i happen to be barack obama! i dont think u should b talkin like that to me!!!!! u no i can find you and dispose of u!

  4. Lakers says:

    OK! Carmelo Anthony is a pretty good player. Having said that he lacks leadership skills. Will always just be another good player on a team. Like Allen Iversen, Stephon Marbury. To me, he’s not someone that makes a team better! Just great individual stats there. That’s a dime a dozen. He needs to work on leadership skills and the abilty to make a team a champion. Otherwise, he’ll be another great player that exits the NBA minus a ring!!!!!!

  5. airsj says:

    magic should try to get hi at free agency they dont have to pay lewis no more so they got cash now imagine this

    arenas at point,jrich at sg,carmelo at sf,turgalu at pf,n howard at center.

  6. Yall are crazy says:

    Lmao. You are the one sounding like a fool. Maybe it’s cause your probably a nets fan and is in denial. Nets is out of the choice and or consideration. Any rational, knowledgable basketball fan knows this with a tab bit of research. I’m not gonna feed the trolls cause I’m not in denial. Lol.

  7. BRO GET SOME SLEEP! says:

    dude, you clearly need to tune up your bball knowledge. i coach division 2 basketball. its not as simple as you think it is. carmelo will be in a knicks uniform in just a matter of time. “Yall are crazy” is dead right.

    • Yall are crazy says:

      I wonder why we even bother with people like that guy above us. Lol. It’s quite entertaining though.

  8. person who thinks "yall to crazy" is an idiot says:

    you honestly have no idea about the way this trade situation is working son! 1st of all when melo said he will only sign w ny, it was a couple weeks ago and a lot has changed since then and secondly it was right after losing to the knicks and he was probly caught up in the moment… the nets meet denvers requirements way more than ny… landry fields has been great but dont you dare out down favors! wheres your patience? since when cant a player take a lil time to develop! especially cuz its harder for big-men to adjust over shooters. the nuggets will be looking for a star to take over the franchise. by taking galo and whoever- thats all there gonna get! we all know galo is a streaky shooter at best… by getting a prospect AND DRAFT PICKS, they have potential to draft a star!
    and by the way, the nets are way better than denver without carmelo!!! they have depth at every position and they would probably be ship contenders. HARRIS, morrow, outlaw, humphries, LOPEZ, farmar, vujacic, graham…. MELO, thats a pretty freakin good rotation! the knicks can barely play 6 players without falling apart! and p.s. the knicks r fosho gona have to be more than GENEROUS!
    WOOORD!

  9. CHILL OUT BRO'S!! says:

    1st of all everybody werever you r needs 2 relax! its just basketball! but getting to the point, at this point the only 2 teams able to get melo are ny and nj…

  10. Yall are crazy says:

    man some of y’all are just not that bright. Hes clearly going to NY and im not going to explain why. if you watch basketball then you know why. By him saying that he will only sign the contract extension only if its with the NY Knicks, that automatically kills any trade with any other team unless they trade for him anyways but will only have him till the summer cause his contract will be up. NY is one of the younger teams in the league. go look at their roster and check out their ages. so they have what Denver wants in young players and expiring contracts. they just don’t have draft picks. And the ball is in NY’s court. Let me explain why.

    Since he clearly stated that he will only sign a contract extension with the Knicks, The Knicks don’t have to give Denver any of our top 6 players. Denver’s gonna have to take what we give them or else be stuck with nothing at the end of the season because the only team i see trading for Melo knowing he wont sign the extension is Dallas as the article says other than that Denver is not in the position to be picky and choosy with what they want. unless the knicks are generous and give up gallo or will with whatever bench players we have. i see the knicks giving eddie curry and his expiring contract, randolph, bill walker, and maybe even andy rautins as a bonus and some cash probably. not sure if they have any picks they can throw in. but i dont see them giving up even 1 of their top 6-7 players unless they just trying to be generous.

  11. Knicks fans are just as ignorant as Yankee fans. says:

    Are you Knick fans retarded? Listen to what Melo says. I do believe he said he would join the Nets if they get a better supporting cast. And ill tell you right now with 5 first round picks and plenty of moveable contractis i would like to believe we are in better shape then the Knicks who have ZEROOOOO first round picks. You guys are garbage, congrats on getting Amare, i’m glad you will settle for a 6 or 7 seed cause once we shake up our roster at the deadline all of you annoying knick fans will have to deal with a below average team, kinda like the suns last year with AMAER AND NASH. even if u did get him you would be giving up Gallo Chandler and probably Fields, along with having to trade for a first round pick, who the heck would that leave your team with? MOZGOV? lol good luck sore losers!

    • Zar The Knicks Fan says:

      we are garbage? that’s why we are 5th seed in east and you so call good team is 13th. let’s just assume u r good and we are garbage. u have nobody in all star level in nets. harris is overrated. check his stats. felton is better than harris in almost every stats. not only this year in career stats felton is better. felton pull even bigger gap this year in stats comparison. our rookie fields is better than ur rookie favor. our big man amar’e can eat lopez anytime (might i add with one eye close). u nets fans talk so much about we will do this and that. you did last summer too. u will get all stars this and that. what did u get? nobody. only overrated harris is there for u. and he is all stars cuz he is an average player who play in highschool level talent team. oh by the way 5 first round picks??? our 39th picks is still way better than ur first rounds picks. we used head not like u nets. look at spurs they don’t really have good first rounds picks in past but they always pull a good ones.we will still take our Average team cuz we will go playoff and compete. your so good teams will probably have to fight not to get last in bottom 3. and btw melo will play the season out and come to NY once eddy curry contract is over next year, then we will trade felton and someone else for CP3. we will get our big 3 and that’s more logical and possible than all the nets fans dreams. so good luck with ur overrated harris, not even top 3 center in east (dwight, noah, bogut and horford are clearly better than lopez) and jordan farmer (haha yeah jordan farmer) and ofc ur 5picks. anyway u stay got jay-z to rap for u. so cheer!!

  12. Josh says:

    LOL that one kid is dumb
    Jersey a better fit for melo than New York?
    Melo wants to be traded because he wants to win, and you’re saying jordin farmar and brooke lopez are gonna give him that oppurtunity along with some role players?
    New York has the better role players out of the two, the better in any position out of the two, except ofcourse of lopez, and have a better chance at a better winning rate

  13. Underdog fan says:

    I think Carmelo can finally play defense and offense if he comes to NETS, with a very defensive minded coach like Avery Johnson, i think we will see some D from Melo… and with all the right casts around him, i think they will be a winning team and get a ring soon… >.<

  14. anonymous says:

    For some reasons, the LA Lakers might rent Carmelo for a year. Everyone would be surprised before Christmas time.

  15. Moe says:

    Melo should go to the New York Knicks because he would do very good there. Going to New jersey and signing an extension deal would be like jesus speaking hebew…..its just not happening!!!!

  16. melo heat says:

    melo to heat,,,,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. enid says:

    NETS ALL DAY screw knicks MELO COMING TO BROOKLYN NETS

  18. Heat631 says:

    Melo earning 20+m?? That’s ridiculous!!

  19. KnicksFan003 says:

    Nets? Who are the Nets? LMAO. Ok Net Fans, if you get Mello, maybe you will draw average more people in attendance than the nets do scoring.. LMAO. Since when is Brook Lopez an Alll-Star caliber player? He is a good player, and that’s all he is right now. I doubt he will ever be on Amar’e Level. NOT EVEN CLOSE! Amare is the most athletic/talented big man in the league right now. With Amare hitting that midrange jump shot on a consistant basis, he’s just that much DOMINANT. BROOK LOPEZ, FARMER, AND WHO? HUMPRIES? LMAOOOOOOOO The only good thing Humpries got going for him is that BIMBO KHARDASIAN…. NET FAN, GOOD TRY THOUGH.

  20. povsk says:

    hey! carmelo choose new york knicks, its going to be great contender for the playoffs…. if you choose new jersey nets, u will lose your identity….

  21. NYK FAN HERE says:

    u nets fan have no idea what u guys r talking about. Look at nets now. they SUK (to say the truth). If u add melo dey will be better but not good enough to win championship.u guys r acting like u got a superstar (jordan farmer). jordan is no superstar. Look at this. Reymond > Farmer. Amare > Harrington Carmelo will be better in NY. NY ARE NASTY RITE NOW AND MELO IS ALREADY COMIN TO THE KNICKS BECAUSE HE SAID IN NY (IDK BEFORE OR AFTER WEDDING) THAT HE WANTS TO TEAM UP WITH CHRIS PAUL (YES CHRIS PAUL IN HORNETS :D ) AND GO TO THE KNICKS. LOOK AT THIS MELO WONT GIVE UP CP3 AND AMARE FOR WAK NETS AND THERE (jordan farmer lol). CP3 AS PG. MELO AS SF AND AMARE AS PF OR C (W.E COACH M. ANTONI SAYS). THATS LINE UP IS MUCH BETTER THAN FARMER,MELO,HARRINGTON(IF HE COMES IN DEAL), AND LOPEZ LOL. WE GOT TURIAF FOR LOPEZ ASS IF HE IS READY TO GET BLOCKED BABY!!.

  22. milo says:

    i like rabbits!

  23. chi-town says:

    some knicks fans are saying that if melo goes to chicago, they’ll be good but not championship material…wtf are these idiots talking about? the bulls already look like contenders this year, if they acquired melo, they’d definitely win championships. stupid crap that people say these days, and if melo did go to the knicks, they will be very good with amar’e and felton

  24. Patolatotoy says:

    Melo To NOLA would be great for him!
    Melo,cp3,D.west..

  25. LotusFreak says:

    MELO WOULD HAVE A GREAT FUTURE IN NEW YORK. HE CAN COMPETE WITH SOME ELITE TEAMS WITH THE KNICKS, LIKE I SAID CHICAO IS WORTHLESS.

  26. fernand diola says:

    pistons of the eighties win a championship because all of them play defense(isiah, bill, rodman, etc) , houston also because of hakeem olajuwons offense and defense, Pistons ben wallace and tyshun prince defense, miami heats shaquille o neal, orlando almost win a championship because of howards defense. a team can only be a championship caliber if they have a defense fortress. all of the champion teams did not win because of offense alone. yes you cannot win by defense alone and you can win by offense alone but all the playoff teams have a offensive minded player but not all of them with defense minded player. a team must have a 5 player inside who plays defense. some teams win championship with only 3 players playing defense inside but with a player who is equivalent to 3 players (olajuwon,ben wallace,shaquille oneal, howard almost got a ring, and of course bill russel. carmelo anthony will not win a championship because he didnt play D unless he is paired to player who play D with equivalent to 3 players.

  27. fernand diola says:

    bulls won a championship because michael jordan play offense and defense, same with celtics larry bird, san antonios Tim Dunacan, Lakers Shaquille O neal, Celtics Kevin Garnett and paul pierce, lakers Kobe bryant. if melo will only plays defense and offense denver will win championship. what he does is just wait for the ball he just let his teamates to get the ball and get it from them. he scored a lot but he also allowed his opponent to score.

  28. fernand diola says:

    carmelo does’nt play defense only offense he’s not capable of bringing a team to a championship. it’s easy to play offense only or defense only. but hard to play both because of fatigue factor. i am a player i can play both but not at the same time if i play both i will only last 5 minutes. it’s hard to get a player who play both at same time.

  29. Kaye says:

    Melo should definitely be in KNICKS!!melo-amar’e will be a great tandem..something to watch for…boston, spurs, dallas, miami, lakers,chicago – are they the only team in NBA?

  30. m731Bball says:

    Hey jhames, 65 million for 3 years is the max deal that they offered. its the highest they can do. Thanks Mello for being professional and all but lets get this over with and start getting used to playing without him.

  31. bataraza24 says:

    i think if melo wants a ring go to EAST…CHICAGO IS more threat in EAST if melo arives…=)

    …kb24 all the way…pinas

  32. edgar torres says:

    carmelo anthony a pesar que te vas del equipo denver nunca te dejares siempre seras mi jugador favorito y siempre apoyandote sigue para alante y siempre jugando para el manana ser el mejor jugador.

  33. Heres an idea says:

    I hate to break the hearts of the Nets and Knicks fans who are all patiently waiting to see if Melo will be suiting up for their respective teams next year but don’t be surprised if choose the hot weather and beaches of Orlando over the hustle and bustle of New York.

    First, i’m going to say this once and hopefully it sinks in, CARMELO ANTHONY WILL NOT PLAY FOR THE NETS. I mean how could you even expect him to come and play for that team. I mean they have a POTENTIAL all-star in Lopez but realistically that is it. No one else stands out on that roster and it is going to take a lot more than Brook Lopez to convince Melo to join. OH YEAH I forgot they have an excellent coach in Avery Johnson (AHAHA). I mean no disrespect to Avery Johnson he was a great player but he can not get it done as a head coach. Do i need to remind you about all the talent that he had in Dallas, and in return he had nothing to show for it. Oh Yeah i forgot about the great idea of moving the team to BROOKLYN and the brand new stadium. Am I the only person who thinks this move is stupid? I mean why are you going to move the team closer to compete with the KNICKS. As a previous response put it.. the NETS (or whatever they will be called next year) will never be able to compete with the KNICKS. They will never attract as much attention or attract the fans out of their homes to watch the games… especially with the players they will have next yr . The only thing good going for the NET currently is the amount of first round picks they have and even that will not get melo to sign a long term contract.

    Second, I love the idea of melo playing for the Knicks. I mean they have a great bunch of young players in fields and chandler and they are in the Heart of NYC. Also, the play of the KNICKS best compliments Carmelo who is a pure scorer and loves to shoot the ball. The only bad thing that I see about this idea is the team of Melo and Stat. These two players both bring a lot to the table and are both gifted offensively but it is Melo’s lack of defense and rebounding and stat’s rebounding that is the only sour point.

    Finally, do not be surprised if Melo will opt out on the idea of playing in NY and change his destination to join superman in Orlando. First they have a great coach in stan Van Gundy whose system of up and down basketball will work with melo, they already have the new stadium that attracts a lot of fans on a nightly basis, and they are 2 years removed from competing against the lakers in the finals meaning they already have the stuff to get there and they just need a little more. This team is already in a position to be considered a contender with dwight howard in the middle and they are itching to make another run. Also, they just shipped away Carter, Lewis, and Gortat to open up some space on the roster for a possible “you know who.” Lastly, the combination of Melo and Howard in my personal opinion is way better than what he would have with stat in NYC. I know Superman can sometimes be lost in the offense but just the fact that he can make up for all of his offensive confusion on defense there is no need to worry.

    In close id like to say id hate to be the person who has to come up with the coaching scheme to implement against MELO and HOWARD!

    Tell me what you think in a response.. hopefully someone with an actually opinion will reply

  34. Russ says:

    im just going to laugh now at all the knicks fans you have lost your last three games celtcis, heat and cavs (lol) you will lose to thunder tonight and then you have bulls, heat, magic, pacers, spurs, suns and LaL this is going to be a massive losing streak for the knicks and watch all this stupid hype about them being a 5-6th team in the east disapper just typical knicks fans getting over excited all they have is amare, felton isnt even a top 15 pg Nets and Bulls are much better options for melo and he will have experts telling him that

    • Orlando Fan says:

      You feel pretty damn right now because they just got a double digits win on Thunder, all of a sudden everybody think Thunder will do it all cause of last year, they are lucky other contender teams in west are injured and wining games against weak teams right now. I know NY will beat Pacers and Suns and never know every game is different so just shut up and wait

  35. Why not... says:

    Just for shiggles, why not give Anthony a stint in LA for the end of the season to replace struggling forward Ron Artest. Yes, it sounds pointless, but Artest was brought to LA for his defence and isn’t doing much of it, so Anthony’s lack of D wouldn’t really matter. And think about the Lakers’ offence with Kobe, Melo, Pau, Odom. Would be ridiculous!

  36. LotusFreak says:

    MELO TO THE KNICKS= MULTIPLE CHAMPIONSHIPS BECAUSE CP3 IS GOING THERE ALSO SOONER THAN LATER MAYBE AFTER THE SEASON BUT MOST LIKELY HE WILL SIGN WITH THE KNICKS BEFORE THE DEADLINE.

    MELO TO THE BULLS= GOOD TEAM BUT NOT CHAMPIONSHIP MATERIAL TEAM
    MELO TO THE NETS= EPIC FAILURE AND CRAPPY TEAM

  37. john says:

    according to sources the lakers are looking to get melo in a trade for bynum believe it or not

  38. rapaulraykevshaq says:

    ya’ll potheads quit smokin weed. Melo is trash.

  39. beast@bball says:

    look at the knicks and how they are better from last year in which they were bad, bad and because of one player like amare they are better. the nets have the pieces to be a good team, however they just lack one good player, and that could be carmelo, even if they have to trade some talent away, he is a good centerpeice along with brook lopez

  40. doe says:

    surprising how NY fans already able to loudmouth again, do u really think not even two months of good play can make up for a decade or so of total insignificance?! At least NJ made it to finals in this millenium. When has been the last time for you s*****?

  41. hitch says:

    Melo to LAL!! :D

  42. Fan says:

    Kobe and Melo

    • tingyman says:

      No,and this is coming from a laker fan. we would give up too much to get the guy that would steal the limelight from kobe anyways

  43. Judz says:

    There are rumors that he is planning to go LA Lakers with Kobe, since he is not happy anymore. just like Gilbert Arenas in Wizards.

    WOW!!! LA will Rock the NBA!!!

    • tingyman says:

      both of the players play best with the ball in their hands, so basically a trade for melo would basically tell kobe that they are preparing for the future and have no longer a reliance on him as the franchise player. plus we would have to give up too many assets such as odom, possibly bynum, draft picks, cash, and about 2 bench players such as blake and brown. my answer to this trade is a big NO

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  45. hateraade says:

    Melo blows who cares!

  46. kantankruz says:

    That rap is just hideous. LOL!

  47. Ok Melo is going to the Nets no matter what you haters say…Knicks are Garbage only reason Amare is considered MVP is because no one else can score on that team they play no defense and guess what wins championship…DEFENSE.Devin Harris BLopez and Melo

    • tingyman says:

      so the knicks are garbage but the nets arent? the knicks with the winning record of 17-12 is “garbage” while the 9-21 nets is the team that would bring anthony to the championship level? *cough* idiotic fool *cough*

  48. Andrew says:

    Most of you are idiots. Sadly many of you also appear to be illiterate as well.

    Mr. Anthony will go to one of three locations if he is provided a choice – remember, there are teams who might trade for him with no interest in his extension. Should that happen, he’s screwed until free agency (and it’d be pretty funny too).

    The three locations are obvious if you factor in his wife. She needs a metropolitan location of such a distinction that it is one of the top cities in the world. That’s not Orlando, that’s not really anywhere but New York with Chicago as a possible second (third) choice depending how you look at it.

    First choice, hands down, is New York. He could eventually build a contender in NYC and his wife would be in the heartland for her work. Perfect for both, best possible scenario so long as he doesn’t care about championships and building a legacy. Stoudamire is sparking a Renaissance for basketball for the Knickerbockers (that’s the real name for the Knicks in case the idiots in the room suddenly got confused and started wondering into each other in search of a thought). They have a strong line-up for a low-tier playoff team and someone like Anthony, as long as they don’t lose their core, could change the scope of their future. They might even get over half a decade (slightly over 5 years for the morons) of really good memories and maybe an Eastern finals appearance or two. They will not, however, get a championship. Not without a different coach. Not without a strong arm to put next to Amire. Not without either a better wing man for Mr. Anthony or a point who can push the ball and shoot a little better. Close but no ring. Still, he’d have the love of the greatest city on earth and his wife would be in bliss. Not a bad trade off and things might turn up a ring – never know. LeBron or Wade might blow out a knee and Penny Hardaway it up (Penny Hardaway was an extremely good basketball player who could have had a Clyde Drexler level career before he destroyed his knees and ended up a verb describing a huge loss of potential, time, and money).

    If he’s a bit more selfish and wants the ring possibly this year or next, it’s Chicago. It can be no other. They have a front line that can provide the brick wall Mr. Anthony needs to take the pressure off and be the scoring nightmare most fear he’ll become. He’ll finally be paired with a top tier point guard in Chicago who can also throw it down and shoot the ball well both with the ball and in off-ball scenarios. They’d be a shoot guard with a decent outside shot away from devastating… and Chicago already stocked up on that in the off season. The question here is how to get the deal done, sure Deng would go but who else do you kick out to get Mr. Anthony if he even wants in? What the impact of losing them? The Bulls would actually be gambling more than Anthony would to take him on. Odd to say it out loud after the last few seasons Chicago has had, but there it is.

    The outside contender is New Jersey. Sure he could get to hang our with Snooky, but is that really a perk? There is Brook Lopez, a billion dollar owner, a rap icon partner, and they’ll be moving to New York soon so his wife will, eventually, be quite happy… but let’s be honest. It’s Jersey. They’re just going to be the Clippers of New York. Does anyone want on this sinking ship? Anyone? Jersey fans, all four of you, put your hands down…

    Wow. No one else is interested even a little.

    Anyways, I know it was sarcastic and rude, but that’s my 2 cents. Feel free to blast me to bits now with broken English, bad grammar, and horrible logic.

  49. Dame says:

    Melo should really go to a team out west that is on the verge but needs that big name person to carry them like the Clippers. With Griffin and Gordon plus a few more additions I think Melo would fit in nice. Or maybe even a place like NOH would be good for him. With Paul and West even with that move I think more additions would be needed but it gives him established individuals who have prooved that they too are good players not just HYPE (JR Smith and other nuggets players) and a legitimate shot at winning a title. For some reason I just think that if Melo goes east that his career will be that of a Charles Barkley filled great memories but no ring due to the fact Miami and its powerhouse thats only going to get better as the years go on. Not to mention the east has by far become the stronger conference with all the summer changes and early season trades which would mean that melo spent his first 7 1/2yrs playing in the hardest conference (west) only to be traded to the east at time where power shifted. Not trying to saying take the easy way out and stay in the west because the conference is on the decline far as title contenders just saying as a basketball fan that I really would love to see the MELO vs LeBRON match-up in the finals someday!!!

  50. Jr328 says:

    Go nets!

    Seriously, I watch NBA all the time and am on this site daily to check out news. Being a Nets fan i would love for him to come to the nets. So far we have the most appealing offer on the table that the NUGGETS would want ( MELO DOES NOT HAVE MUCH TO SAY – AS HE REALLY HAS NO CONTROL) OFFER : Couple of first round picks!! + cash + Derrick Favors and some other pieces such as Troy Murphy…….. If he came to the nets – which ISNT that bad, as you all are making it sound lol It would definitely make NJ better, With Devin Harris PG (17+ppg) Morrow (sg) Melo ( 20+ppg sf) Humpfries(pf) -double double machine as of late – and Lopez (Center 18+ppg) as well as help of the bench with Outlaw Farmer and Sasha! (maybe if the rumors are true Al Harrington. Listen that would make a good team. I know itll take some time, but it would be worth it. So I hope he comes to the NETS!

    Without Amare – Knicks wouldnt be sh*t! lol just sayin

  51. Zar The Knicks Fan says:

    I have a feeling melo will in Denver till end of this season or play in rent a player situation like the blog said. No dis to Nets but knicks are as young as nets and they are better team. i don’t think melo will choose Nets over knicks. if it is about money he would have take that 65 million and let Denver do whatever the hell they want with him. Even if Nets move to brookyln this year it is not gonna make melo play for them. Knicks are not only better but i think melo is about being a knick and playing in Madison garden. Nets were once in New York even with dr.J and they never were like knicks. Playing for Knicks is like a prestige. i wasn’t born in US. i came from poor asian country and when i was in my native land, my people know only 3 basketball teams, one arena and one player. Lakers, celtics, knicks , madison square garden and jordan. so being a knick is kind of a basketball royalty and if melo is true new yorker he will come home to knicks.

    This is what i wishfully thinking of what will happen
    melo played out this season. in next season Eddy curry contract is gone and melo sign with knicks
    then kicks offer some trades to get CP3 (hopefully kincks doesn’t give up a lot of good players in that trade) and wow lah Knicks very own big 3
    Then We Can Revive the Heat-Knicks rivalry

  52. Nets Will Suffer says:

    Its nice to dream isn’t it Flash?

  53. CARMELO TO THE CHICAGO BULLS!

    • beast@bball says:

      they want proabably luol deng and taj gibson and a first round pick, and the bulls are not that ddep to give away their starting small forward and their sixth man

      • Bfan says:

        that is what the bulls offered and denver turned it down. they wanted noah and that would have killed the bulls front court.

  54. theconfusedone says:

    I’m just sitting here looking at my computer screen with an opened mouth….. what the ****? Why would he leave? somebody respond… If he wasn’t happy, he wouldn’t score so many points throughout the games.. so why do you think he is unhappy? He has all he needs to get a ring in Denver, no matter what you say.. Moving to Dallas wouldn’t be such a noob move, but why? Why don’t other players come to him? I mean really, I don’t wanna see his jerseys burn :D

  55. Flash says:

    Also if Melo goes to the Knicks he should try a persuade Tyson Chandler to come since he’ll be a free agent and if they trade Felton and get CP3 that’ll put those two back together and make CP3 really happy he’ll get to play wit his favorite Center in Tyson and who he wanted to play wit all along in Melo and prolly the best Offensive Big man in the league in Stoudmire..now that would be a championship team…Or they could try and get Greg Oden for 1 year and like $1 million and they Knicks training staff could do wat Portlands couldnt and thats get Gred Oden healthy and playing for once

  56. rpm says:

    Melo and trade talks……a story that never ends !!!

  57. Flash says:

    @Saloman-Andrew Bynum is nowhere near and will never be near Shaq so that was a retarded statement..at everybody else ya’ll all sayin stupid stuff..Ya’ll sayin he has no say so on where he goes.Well obviously he has some if he never got traded to the Nets and even if he does get traded there it doesnt mean he’ll sign an extention so he really does have a choice of where he goes because he’ll only be there for a few months which would be stupid if your the Nets and give up all that for no reason. New York or Chicago would be a good fit..If the Knicks get em they need to try and trade Felton and get CP3 since he wants to play wit Melo anyway..If the Bulls get him I think them and Boston would be the two favorites for the east..Also wat the artice is about is renting him for the playoff run so if the Mavs do that I think they will become the favorite to win the west if all they have to give up is Butler and some draft picks..But Melo to New York or Chicago would be the best long term

  58. @btaps sure Miami is going to get him. Why not kobe bryant and chris paul. don’t forget kevin durant derrick rose and dwight howard. there’s something called a salary cap u no

  59. Jose says:

    Melo should go to Dallas if he wants to win a championship…Everybody is joining up to win big….Pau and Kobe,Big 3 in Boston now big 4. Big 3 and supporting cast in Miami.Stoudemire and Felton in NYC. Boozer and Rose in Chicago, and the list goes on….why not a Dirk and Melo?? Everyone is doing it why stand alone and let other stars unite and win when u could do it and could do it with better results?

    • MavsFan says:

      No way…Dallas is playing great right now…they had a whole training camp with this roster and it shows…they have bought into defense, especially with the zone. Bring Melo in and this team will suffer…they will give up too much and will lose their depth and bench. This is what has been winning the games against super teams like the Heat, Magic, and Celtics. I hope Rick talks sense into Cuban.

  60. Nets Will Suffer says:

    Carmello may very well be traded to the Nets.. why wouldn’t the Nuggets want that deal, it’s the best one on the table so far. However if the Nets give up the farm for him and he does not sign the extension for them, he becomes a rental for only the rest of this season AND the Nets trade away their future. I wish nothing else for the garbage Nets hahaa!

  61. orrin says:

    why arent people talkin about the magic for a ppossible place for melo to land they have the pieces that denver wants

  62. chicago97 says:

    AND ONE MORE THING I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THEIR MOVING THE NETS, ESPECIALLY TO BROOKLYN THATS THE CRAZIEST AND TO ME THE DUMBEST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN.. JUST STAY IN JERESY.. BUT THE LEAGUE HAS BEEN MAKING SO MANY TWEEKS THESE PAST FEWE YEARS ITS OUTRAGEOUS…SEATLE NEEDS A TEAM NOT BROOKLYN…CRAZY STUFF GOING ON IN THE LEAGUE.BUT ANY WAYZ CHICAGO ALL THE WAY!!!

  63. chicago97 says:

    ALL JOKES ASIDE WITH ALL THIS AND THAT REAL REAL REAL KORNY RAP.. THE BULLS NEED 2 MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN ASAP… THE BULLS ARE VERY VERY VERY GOOD, THEY BLEW OUT THE 76ERS BY 51 LAST NIGHT!! NUTS!! THE BULLS WOULD B EVEN BETTER WITH MELO IN THE MIX, ANY OTHER TEAM THAT MELO GOES 2 STILL WONT B AZ GOOD AS IF MELO COMES 2 CHICAGO THE BEST CITY IN THE COUNTRY..!!!!
    BULLZ ALL THE WAY!!! D.ROSE MVP!!!!! EVERYBODY STOP SLEEPING AND WAKE UP!!!

  64. btaps says:

    Rumor is he may be looking to play out the year and then Miami is going to make a play for him.

  65. jenny says:

    my boner is furious

  66. DYRESE NEW YORK BROOKLYN REP says:

    listen even if MELO get traded to new jersey in 2012 they will be the BROOKLYN NETS so yall automatically lose in any scenario MELO as a NEW YORK KNICK or a BROOKLYN NET SOUND good 2 me

  67. ShAdy says:

    MELO
    Stay in Denver MAN
    Denver’s got the right pieces
    one of the most entertaining teams to watch too
    went to the conference finals in 09 with less talent
    last year was an except cuz GK had cancer
    he’s back in full actoin
    this team can do it up!

  68. 1swisher says:

    New Orleans is da perfect fit for Melo

  69. mauie says:

    Melo should go to the nets!

    Harris, Morrow, Melo, Humphries and lopez with some good players of the bench like Farmar, Vujacic and James…

  70. LotusFreak says:

    MELO IS GOING TO THE KNICKS BECAUSE HE CAN WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS BECAUSE CP3 IS GOING TOO, CHICAGO,NEW JERSEY AND DENVER WILL NEVER BE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS BECAUSE THEY ARE OVERRATED, WORTHLESS TEAMS. MELO,CP3 AND STOUDMIRE IS A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM NOT MELO,ROSE,BOOZER BECAUSE THAT IS NOT A GOOD BIG 3. LEBRON,WADE AND BOSH IS AA BIG 3

    • Bulls With Carmelo Anthony Will Be A Championship Contender..Rose Is Badass Point And Boozer is doing good 2..Nets Will Never BE A Contender….He Has A Good Chance In New York to..

    • clever says:

      @LOTUSFREAK: STOP DRINKING THE KOOLAID! YOU REALLY THINK THE KNICKS ARE CHAMPIONSHIP READY C’MON ARE YOU SERIOUS THEY WONT EVER WIN YOUR COACH DONT TEACH DEFENSE NOT EVEN A LIL BIT YOU CRAZY….THE BULLS AINT OVERRATED THE KNICKS ARE YOU GUYS ARE OVER 500. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS AND YOUR TALKING CHAMPIONSHIP WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN STOUDIMIRE’S LEGS GO OUT LOL HOW DO YOU THINK KNICKS EVEN GOT A SHOT AT CP3 HE WONT GO THERE AND EVEN IF HE DID AFTER THIS SUMMER WITH THE LOCK OUT THEY MIGHT MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE.I THINK THE HEAT AINT GOT A BIG THREE MORE LIKE A DYNAMIC DUO! CHRIS BOCH IS TWO WEAK IN THE POST HE’S BETTER OFF PLAYING S/F . YOU DONT THINK BOOZER NOAH ROSE AINT NO BIG 3 YOUR RIGHT OUR TEAM AINT COMPLETE WAIT TILL WE GET ANOTHER GUY WE STILL GOT ROSE DENG NOAH BOOZER KOVER AND 3 1ST ROUND PICKS AND MORE CAP ROOM AND OPTIONS THAT ALOT OF TEAMS DONT HAVE. MY POINT IS THAT THE BULLS AINT COMPLETE AND WHEN WE ARE GOOD LUCK NEW YORK MIAMI MAGIC BOSTON CAN HOLD THE CROWN FROM THE EAST BUT SOON ENOUGH THERE AGE WILL CATCH UP TO THEM !!!

      • LotusFreak says:

        CLEVAR YOU SHOULD STOP BEING ON DRUGS BECAUSE CHICAGO LOST TO THE CLIPPERS. WATCH SOME TV WOULD YA BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR BRAIN IS MALFUNCTIONING. KNICKS HAVE A STAR IN STOUDMIRE AND CP3 IS BETTER OFF IN NEW YORK THAN THE SAD OLD NEW ORLEAN CITY. CHICAGO WILL NEVER WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP. THEY SUCK LIKE YOU MR.CLEVAR

      • LotusFreak says:

        CHICAO LOST TO CLIPPERS AND YOU ARE SAYING THE KNICKS ARE OVERATED. YOUR BRAIN HAS BEEN MALFUCTIONING FROM ALL THAT DRUGS YOU HAVE BEEN USING. WATCH THE KNICKS AND BULLS WOULD YA

      • LAKERS says:

        Theres a lot of talk about Melo going to the LAKERS for Bynum, Walton or Artest! Makes since for Melo, makes since for the Nuggets and it makes since for the LAKERS. If melo wants to win a championship asap, the LAKERS or the CELTICS are the way to go. Count the celtics out, KOBE and MELO have a close relationship. Nets dont have the pieces the nuggets really want, neither do the knicks, lets be honest. Favors for Melo, that makes no since at all. A rookie for a proven scorer, i dont think so. And the knicks just absolutely have nothing. LAKERS on the other hand have Bynum, and could also give away Walton or Artest. Lets see what happens!!

      • Orlando Fan says:

        @Locusfreak, you dont know anything about basketball, losing against a weak team doesn’t mean anything ok, and if it is the playoff, n clippers was in east they would not have no chance against the bulls ok. After this season bulls will b great just need a SG that could score and put pressure on other teams. If im Bulls i would try to get mayo somehow while keeping my top players- mayo for bogans and johnson 1stR and 2ndR picks. A bull line Up with
        PG: Rose
        SG: Mayo
        SF: Deng
        PF: Boozer
        C: Noah
        Bench: Korver, Gibson, Watson, Brewer, Thomas, Asik, and one more FA
        This team will be crazy and ready to play to win championships
        Get OJ Mayo and a big from memphis then forget about Melo

    • Megamind says:

      Dumb

  71. Tammy D says:

    Melooooo come to CHICAGO the Bulls will get you a ring!!!!!!!! But Lala might not wont come she might be all for New York!!!

  72. Dorian says:

    they need to send kenyon with him

  73. Abdul says:

    I am a heat fan and as much as i would hate to see melo go the Knicks and be a contender against Miami its probably going to happen the nets suck and have no one exception to devon harris!

  74. Levi says:

    I see Denver becoming a lottery team if they don’t get a good deal out of the Melo trade.

  75. Salomon says:

    Ok, Byunum will not leave the Lakers, he is their new SHak, so get that out of your mind. Nets is a team that needs to make some 180 degree twists and trades, the tea, they have now has no future potential. Carmello wants to win, if he was just in for the money, he would of extended with the Nuggets. Obviously Chicago Bulls are great, with Rose, Carmello can surely kick some fine ass. However, the Knicks are looking very bright, With their new lineup they are looking sharp and getting better at every game. At Carmello Anthony’s wedding last july at NYC Chris Paul , Carmello Anthony and Studemier got together for a toast, and an intriguing convo developed where Chris suggested that the Carmelllo and him should Join studemier and form a new big three at NYC. Rumors don’t happen for no reason….rethink it!

  76. Melo FAN says:

    Melo come to the KNICKS we need you man gut it out!!!

  77. BullsFan22 says:

    Who is Caramela Anthony? Oh, wait, he’s another one of those overrated, overpaid, ringless and gutless players that the 2003 draft produced.

    • L says:

      all athletes are overpaid anyway

    • OJ says:

      I think lebron is the one who is overrated, ringless, and gutless. I cant say he is overpaid, hes worth watching, just not worth all the attention he gets and not worth the hype.

      • B.O.B says:

        you don’t think he’s overpaid? think of all the other professions that take much more work than basketball, and then say that again. these guys are having fun, i personally would pay money to do what they do, let alone get paid.

      • OJ says:

        Look at how much money the nba generates compared to other professions dude!

  78. clever says:

    If melo wanted to win he would have had CHICAGO his #1 choice not the knicks. that team wont ever win a tittle. melo, stoudimire , felton C’mon that wont get you out the second round.The bulls got a true center and i think a top 1-3 point gaurd in the game.We dont need melo thats were we stand the knicks do . Defense wins chapionships not offense. i think d’antoni’s not the coach that can take the knicks to the next level. the knicks fans should get ready for another let down cuz it looks like jersy might get melo not new york @knick fan looks like you should take a hard look your living in the dump in new york .

  79. roy says:

    ok there buddy, chris bosh is a better fit fir the crappy miami setting now, atleast he gets rebounds. Melo is a SF and lebron is doing just fine as a SF. As for knicks, they have to give up gallinari and other players plus draft pics for melo, so KNicks might be his landing spot.

  80. Michael Gallegos says:

    He is just trying to cash in before the new CBA kicks in. He needs to quit acting like a child and just come out and say to Denver management yea or nay he wants to be traded. Its putting a damper on the teams chemistry. He will more than likely end up in New Jersey since they have the money and assets, New York does not and Dallas, Miami are already set, why would they need to trade for Melo unless they are willing to sacrifice just to make a super team just like Miami, but that takes 2-3 years worth of planning, not something that happens right away.

  81. Omarisgay says:

    melo to toronto lol

  82. LAKERS BABY says:

    At this point Melo has nothing to say. Denver owns his contract and they can trade him for whatever other teams has to offer. Melo can say I rather go there then there but at the end of the day Denver decides where he goes.

    Looking from a Denver perspective and what we know so far, Denver will get the best pieces from the Nets. They have a lot of future picks to offer and some young players.

    I haven’t read anything about the Knicks so far and what they are willing to give but if I were the Knicks I would do whatever it takes. As Kenny the Jet Smith said: Getting Melo’s like hittin’ the home run.
    Landry Fields might be a good idea to throw into the trade discussing maybe.

    • jigsaw says:

      the last deal that the KNICKS offered (& was bo-hooed by the NUGS) was GALLANARI & EDDY CURRY’s expiring (& ridiculously overpaid ) contract.

      • Orlando Fan says:

        If i’m denver’s owner n knicks offer me that, i would have laughed out loud and tell them to get back at me when ya ready. I feel denver will ask for chandler, gallo, randolph, douglas, one first round pick and curry for Mello, affalo and harrington or k-mart. If NY wants melo so bad then they need to give up on a lot of their players

  83. L says:

    i think u mean play melo at the 4, lebron has no low post game.
    melo’s game is at the low post
    and he’s more of a PF than lebron

  84. Kiwi Kobe says:

    Melo and Birdman to the Lakers. Andrew bynum and Ron artest to the Nuggets.
    The Lakers lineup would be sick.
    Fisher,Bryant,Melo,Odom,Gasol.
    The lakers very own big 3
    Gasol,bryant and Melo.
    Go Lakers!!

    • Mike- LAKERS FAN says:

      Hey Kiwi Kobe, I like Anthony and Phil would find a way to make him ply well with Kobe (who would eventually retire in about 3 years, leaving the commands to C.A.).
      But Lakers can’t trade Bynum if it’s not for a young legit 5 or big 4 (like B. Lopez, Bogut, Bosh, Stats, Howard, Noah, Griffin). Don’t you remember Bynum healthy? I would rather wait than throw him away for any 3,2 . Maybe a 1 like D.Will, Nelson, Curry or gamble with an old Nash.

    • Robert says:

      yeah id love to see melo as a laker, but i dont think we can give up bynum thatd make pau play like 40 mins a game

      • LAKERFANFORLIFE says:

        id love to see melo in LA but u definatly cant trade andrew bynum if he can stay healthy the sky is the limit for him…he has the skill and the size to be one of the best centers we have seen in a long time!!! people who think the lakers arent gonna get it together with the team they have now by playoff time are crazy..we have been in the finals the last three years and won the last two and plus we still have KOBE and he is not gonna let this lazy play continue and bynum will be 100% soon!

  85. Chitownkid says:

    Melo should come to Chicago he will win multiple rings. And who dont wanna play with d-rose, boozer and noah

    • jigsaw says:

      problem is boozer or noah would be the tradebait to bring melo to chi-town in the first place.

    • QuestionMark says:

      Remember Noah was involved in trade talks with Melo, and even though Melo is a superstar I still wouldnt trade a dominant rebounder in a team that has one of the best frontcourts in the NBA (Boozer and Noah), those two pair up well, so I would trade Noah for Melo.

  86. melo says:

    melo sed himself he’s not up for a rebuildin team..the knicks have a better shot at makin the 8th seed than the nets right now..thts wat melo is payin attention to..nd even if the nets land melo….hes not signin a extention with denver so the nets wud have him for no reason at all…the way the knicks are playin..tht’ll be a better test drive for melo…our players are in thier prime..the nets are still rebuildin..

  87. guest says:

    I think Melo can also go to Chicago Bulls. They will become good contender against the power house teams like Heat,Boston,Lakers,Dallas and Magic..

    • me says:

      they wouldnt be contenders they would win 4 sure with melo’,, probably be more potent then the heat and because they have a extremely talented centre that adds to the potency (BTW im milwaukeee send hime their cuz weve got the cash $$$$)

  88. Terunz says:

    It is just sad to see franchise players not wanting to play for their own franchise

  89. mark says:

    magic lacks of no. 3 spot to dominate d paint while howard is used rebounding and def at the shaded area. bring melo to MAGIC

  90. Dom V says:

    trade chris bosh’s useless ass and come to miami, move lebron to the 4 he’s already better defensivly than bosh and play melo at the 3

    • Gary says:

      Lebron is better defensively because he’s not gaurding centers. No hating either cause I’m a Heat fan. Bosh needs to get tougher but he’s averaging 18 a game so he’s definatley not useless.

    • Wow. says:

      What are you talking about? Bosh is one of their most consistent players. He’s not a gold pot of defense, but he provides a good scoring option from Wade/LB’s dishes. Melo can play the 3 well, but LB can’t play the 4. He barely has any post experience OR skill. I’ve seen him post up players, and it rarely works. He has the potential, but it’d take a while before he becomes a legitimate threat as PF.

    • gracy says:

      dude.. incase u havent notice, carmelos post moves are far superior to lebrons.. lebron is just the biggest point guard ever built.. it would be smart to have carmelo at 4 and lebron at 3, out in the perimeter

    • DeBrosh says:

      get real!

  91. mark says:

    melo is more fit to play to MAGIC TEAM if he want to have multiple ring in his hand

  92. A15 says:

    if carmelo goes to the nets they have enough money and picks to surround him with other stars that could really do something. In my mind now the nets already have tons of good talents and upcoming stars, of course they’ll have to give some of them up but theyll still have tons. Carmelo is a true talent and Chris Paul has clearly said that he would want to go play with him. If Carmelo came to New Jersey others would follow and join him, the nets owners to me seem determined to win a championship, I do not think that they are stupid enough to just get Carmelo and settle on that. He is step 1 on their quest to a championship

    • nets fan - who knows what theyre talking about says:

      thank you. you’re right. young talent and the 2nd best center in the east.

      • Robert says:

        eh i like brook lopez but he def isnt 2nd best center in east. andrew bogut is better dwight howard is better. so maybe he is third, but that isnt saying much the east has 2 good teams

      • DeBrosh says:

        second best center in the eaat? give me a break! how many double-doubles has Lopez had this year?

    • NBA fan says:

      Not true…. If the nets can pull off a trade for Melo… they will have to trade their first round picks… They wont have any tools to build around him. Its a bad move for both the teams… Nets have 5 first round picks in th next 3 years… Keep the team as is and add five legit first rounders… Build a young team for the future. Melo to the knicks Makes sense as they already have the core set…. they just need a star to play with the best number 2 scorer in the league amare stoudemire.

  93. kobe says:

    if melo set for the knicks he could get traded but not signing any extension that should f*** the nets up

  94. maminamal says:

    melo should go to the nets next year so they don’t have to trade away favors they are under the cap and troy murphy’s contract expires

    • Nuggets Fan says:

      dude are u stupid i am 100% certain hes gonna get traded and i live in denver and i am a die hard nuggets fan but first of all if melo doesnt get traded then hes gonna pull a lebron and leave denver which is why denver is gonna trade him at the best offer he cant go to the nets then next year because he WILL get traded and i think its gonna be on either side of the new york new jersey river

  95. DADDY says:

    MELO TO KNICKS!!!

  96. Knicks Fan says:

    ew the nets who whats to play there it’s a dump…and why would you go to a team that’s worse than the one you’re on now? go to the knicks with D’antoni’s offensive system. Amare. and Felton. what’s gonna happen on the nets? who cares if they’re moving to NY that’s in THREE years. plus they’re gonna be called the brooklyn new yorkers. wow. and either way it’s still not the garden…and New York City is still gonna stand behind the Knicks. idk dumb move by carmello if he goes to the nets. if he just wants to be closer to where he grew up and they won;t trade you, just wait a few more months. it’s already been 7 1/2 years you can’t wait a few more months….don’t settle for the nets.

    • nets fan - who knows what theyre talking about says:

      “knicks fan” — you really don’t know what youre talking about. first of all, denver is trying to trade carmelo because they dont want him to simply walk at the end of the year. so regardless of where he wants to go, the nuggets are going to try to get the best possible package in return. second, a new jersey nets team with farmar, carmelo, harrington, and lopez… along with great role players can make much more noise than amare/felton and fields… the supporting cast around carmelo would be so much stronger in jersey (outlaw, sasha, morrow, humphries)… and theyre moving to NY after next season so its really not far down the road. It’s not like he’s “waiting” a few more months… they nets surely aren’t a postseason team now, but neither are the knicks. sure, theyre slightly further along with amare in the middle, but give the CURRENT nets 1/2 years or the Nets with carmelo and i can assure you the nets would be better. I know knicks fans think they know everything but its not as simple as Carmelo wants to play in NY… theres many more variables.

      • Guy who's frustrated with dumb Nets fans says:

        Yeah, he’d be sooo much better in Jersey. Nevermind the fact that he absolutely doesn’t want to go there and has singlehandedly ruined at least one proposed trade there so far and the Nets have no shot at going anywhere this year. And since he will never sign a contract extension with the Nets, you are basically wishing that the Nets will gut their team for a shot at the eighth seed in the east. I seriously question your strategy here. Oh, and by the way, the Knicks are legitimate contenders for the 5th or 6th seed. Watch some basketball before you post.

      • jigsaw says:

        Seeing as how the first name you dropped for a new NETS lineup was JORDAN FARMAR…tells me your NETS FAN who DOESNT know what he’s talking about. lol

      • RJM says:

        Your truly delusional friend. First off, I’m from Brooklyn and I love Brooklyn, but Brooklyn is no Manhattan. Also, the Nets will always be the after thought franchise of New York compared to the Knicks. Just like the Mets to the Yankees, Jets to Giants, and Islanders to Rangers. And I don’t care how state of the art the new Nets stadium will be, it will never be in the same universe as the “mecha of basketball” Madison Square Garden. Melo wants to play under the bright lights of New York City. Also, I don’t think you watch the NBA because you clearly don’t know what’s going on in the league right now. The Knicks are a bonafide playoff team and will finish the season as the fifth or sixth seed. As opposed to the Nets who are clearly not a playoff team. The addition of Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks would propel them to championship contender status because alongside Melo would be Amare and Ray Felton with Amare being an all star and MVP candidate and Felt being an bonafide all star. But the addition of Carmelo to the Nets would only make them a playoff team because he wouldn’t even have a second all-star player on his team.

      • mavs fan says:

        for real farmar, outlaw, sasha, and humphries? whats that like 10 point a nite from all 4? cmon bro. ur owner shouldnt have made that promise of a championship in 5 years cause thats ludacris. and im a mavs fan so for me to b callin another teams owner ludacris has to mean that hes pretty damn ludacris. lol i just hope mark cuban got enuff sense to not rent-a-player. it didnt go well for the texas rangers with cliff lee. its not gonna end well for the mavs either. and we got a really good defensive team right now. cmon cuban, dont make yet another mid-season roster shakeup. this one is really clicking!

      • Guy who thinks that nets fans are idiots says:

        Idiot you make no sense when you say farmar is a good role player. Those big ears would smack melo in the face everytime he tryed to shoot

      • Chi-Faithful says:

        Nets are going to be worse than the nuggets. Why go to a rebuilding team? Lopez, Melo, and who else? From your point of view as a fan… I get it. Who wouldn’t want Melo on their team. I would love to see him here in Chicago. However, I don’t see the royal flush on the river any time soon. You guys are going to watch a all-star struggle and be unhappy with the make up of this team. Maybe he’ll average close to 30 a game. Will NJ beat Boston, Miami, Chicago, or New York? No way. Point is … going to NJ means a instant rebuilding project. It just doesn’t make good sense. If he wants to win, he should go some where else. If he doesn’t care about winning he should go to NJ. If he doesn’t care about winning… why do you want him?

    • DeShon says:

      He doesn’t have a choice, he may get traded to the Nets. You can’t control who you’re traded to.

      • Vlad says:

        you don`t usually but not in this case..no one can stop him from going to New York or whatever. No one can make him sign the extension so the next summer he can play where ever he wants

      • KnicksFan says:

        Ok, he cant control… but he can control that: Play the rest of the season to whoever and then go to where he wants, just like LeBroke… Sure you gonna shop the Nets to assume that risk?

    • NEMO says:

      its not carmelos decision to go to NJ.. he cant control where he’ll go.. this is not free agency..

      • KnicksFan says:

        He cant control where he gonna play the rest of the season.. what garantee the Nets that he will play next year? nothing… are u sure u gonna shop your team to few months of work? and another thing… carmelo has being very professional playing as usual at nuggets… maybe, he get pissed if the nuggets deal him to a place he dont want to go, becouse he will not be able to sign the extension (if he really want to play to another team at the free agency) and so, he could go to slowaction mode…

      • RJM says:

        He actually can control where he plays. No team will want to trade for Carmelo if their unsure he will sign a long-term extention. And Melo has already made it clear that he will only sign a long-term extention with the Knicks. So, Carmelo is actually in the driver’s seat regarding his situation. The Nuggets can trade him to any team but he only has to finish the season and than he can play where he wants. And no team will trade some of their best players for a “rental player” it’s just not happening.

      • TWizz says:

        @ RJM – People need to stop making rumors.. Melo DID NOT make it clear that he wanted to go to NY. Thats just BS that started when Denver played in NY. Get your facts straight

    • Champkobe says:

      Im not so sure he would improve the knicks as much as everyone thinks he does. Nevermind the fact that Melo is a potential superstar, its whether he fits the system thats most important. And right now chandler and gallinari (the two spots he would most likely replace) are playing amazing basketball while fitting the system perfectly. Chandler averages over 20 points as a starter himself, and gallinari can be an extremely explosive scorer. Giving one (or both) of them for melo may actually harm the knicks more than help them

      • Mr. Insight says:

        statistics aren’t everything. Just because he may not score as much as the two of them together, what he brings to the table is much greater. I am a huge amare fan however i dont think its much of an arguement that melo is a better closer than him. he can score in more ways and is able to score on his own, amare cannot. He will fit the team well even if they give up their two forwards, it wll be worth it.

      • im legend :p says:

        i think carmelo would hurt the knicks honestly. eventhough hes a great scored but you also have to know the fact that he totally totally totally SUCKS on defense and if hes gna start in the knicks hes just gonna hurt the knicks badly.

  97. Silver says:

    Carmello needs to stop being a girl.

  98. jhames says:

    denver should raise anthony’s salary. 65m for 3yrs is not enough for what melo doin’ for his team.

    • chris says:

      $65mil for 3 years? That is the most you could pay an nba player over the span of 3 years, and for what Melo does for the nuggets? They still haven’t made it to the finals with him

    • NoD says:

      20+ million a year is more than a player who doesnt play any D should get. scoring 24 a game doesnt mean much when you let up more points

    • Wait a Minute says:

      65 million dollars not enough? … I don’t care how good the player is, I’m not giving ANY player that much.

    • Richard Robes says:

      Carmelo needs to go to the clippers and make history. Send Bledsoe/Aminu and a draft pick or swap. Maybe even kaman or jordan. For melo and a couple nuggets of gold.
      Just think

      DAVIS
      GRIFFIN
      MELO

      KAMAN OR JORDAN
      ??BIRDMAN.

      BENCH
      ————-
      BUTLER
      COOK