Melo-Drama: Here We Go Again

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – Well, be thankful for the mini-vacation we got from the Carmelo Anthony saga — a little something we like call the “Indecision” here at the hideout — because it is officially over.

The start of a new month brings a new round of speculation about Anthony’s ultimate destination, which centers around the same team it’s always been about: the Knicks!

In the latest version of the ‘Melo-drama, courtesy of ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard, ‘Melo would go to the Knicks in a convoluted three-team deal that also involves our favorite front office staff to keep an eye on: David Kahn and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The specifics, per Broussard:

In the proposed trade, New York would send Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to Minnesota and the Timberwolves would send Corey Brewer and a first-round pick to Denver. Denver would also receive Wilson Chandler from New York.

A Timberwolves source told ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher on Sunday that the team would not approve of a deal where the team received just New York’s Randolph and Curry with Brewer and a first-rounder heading to Denver. While these are the names currently being discussed, additional players could be added to make a deal possible, sources said.

The deal is not expected to happen until the middle of next week at the earliest, and one source said it could drag out until the trade deadline. Denver, which has been exchanging proposals with the Knicks for the past couple weeks, is weighing other options.

With teams aware of Anthony’s desire to play in New York, the Nuggets’ choices are limited. With little chance of signing Anthony long-term, few clubs are willing to send valuable assets to Denver.

Keep in mind that this is only being discussed. And Broussard makes it clear that nothing seems to be imminent. But for the sake of everything that is sacred about this game we all love, we need something to go down on this deal and soon.

The prospect of having to deal with this drama during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles should make your stomach turn. With the Feb. 24 trade deadline just over two weeks away, though, we might not have a choice.

If you’re like us, you’ve grown tired of this stuff. ‘Melo seems destined to play for the Knicks, one way or another. So why can’t the Nuggets get something done?

Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post raises another intriguing point about where this latest round of talks could, to a potential sign-and-trade in the offseason, due to simple economics:

Technically, LeBron James was dealt to the Miami Heat in a sign-and-trade. In return, the Cavaliers got two first- round picks to be used between 2013-17, the Heat’s 2012 second-round pick and another future second-round pick. Cleveland also has the right to swap first-round picks with Miami in 2012.

For Chris Bosh, Toronto received two first-round picks — actually getting back one it originally traded to Miami. Both deals created multimillion-dollar trade exceptions for Cleveland and Toronto, which expire in a calendar year — this summer.

For Amar’e Stoudemire, the Suns received a conditional second-round pick from the Knicks and a $16.5 million trade exception.

This is essentially what the Nuggets are staring at, anything from a trade exception all the way up to a few picks plus the exception. At this point, none of that might be too much different from what could be done in these next few weeks. The supply simply will not meet the Nuggets’ demand.

And if it’s basically all the same, the smart play may just be to hold on to Anthony, make a real run in the regular season and playoffs, keep the Pepsi Center crowded, and get what they can for him in a sign-and-trade in the offseason.

Whatever happens, we need for it to happen soon.

Because we don’t want anything spoiling All-Star Weekend!

157 Comments

  1. KBK says:

    yupp melo to LAL…instead of a big three it would be a big 2..Kobe and Carmelo together will dominate celtics and miami’s big three..i love how carmelo plays, Melo knows how to drive to the hoop and LA needs another player like that..
    once again Kobe+carmelo= domination..Lakers all the way!!!

  2. ih8t haters says:

    to all the lakers fans kobe couldnt do it without pau or bydum
    so jus to say these players need to b together or else failure will show bad
    the heat wasnt a team unitl bron n bosh but look at dem now n like wade said no team did it alone
    n melo goin to a team like nets or warriors before lakers n he goin to NY from wat i c

  3. TtheMACK says:

    As nuggets fan it would be a HUGE blunder to trade Melo to LA. Why would you trade one of the top 10 players in the league to a team that you would face in the playoffs?

  4. LAKERFAN says:

    KEEP DREAMING GUYS, NUGGETS ARE NOT FOOLS TO TRADE MELO FOR HUMPTY EMPTY BAD KNEES BYNUM.
    MELO AINT GOING NO WHERE NEAR LAKER LAND UNLESS IT WILL BE ONOTHER CHARITY LIKE THE WAY GASOL WAS GIVEN TO LAKERS.

    I DONT THINK MELO IS STUPID EITHER PLAYING UNDER THE SHADOW OF KOBI EVEN THOUGH KOBI NUMBERS ARE DOWN AND DUE TO BE DRAMATICALLY DOWN WITH AGE FACTOR.

    I SEE MELO TO NEW YORK CAUSE HE IS FROM THE AREA PLUS HIW WIFE IS A MAJOR INFLUENCE OF MELO’S DECIDING FUTURE WHO ALSO HAPPENS TO BE FROM NEW YORK.
    THEREFORE ALL U FOOLS LAKERS FAN DO THE MATH, WHERE WILL MELO END UP……

  5. Heartbreak Kid says:

    Still melo should go to the Cavs.

  6. lakers says:

    MELO WILL ENG UP IN LA!!

  7. beermen says:

    melo to DAL :)

    or beermen!

  8. cp3/lebron james 6 says:

    Melo go to the knicks all day a better chance winning especially with cp3 and better chance making another big 3 in the nba knicks and Heat in the finals that will be a big game think people think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. ALLAN says:

    Go to Euroleague Melo! Few bucks with more body pain and blood spilling everywhere..Want an instant championship and MVP award? how about D-League? haha. just for laugh guys

  10. MELO to LAKERS says:

    Melo to lakers..So that Heat and Lakers will be facing each other at the finals..it will be a good game :)

  11. KB24forever says:

    i agree. melo to LA. i can’t find a right man to be traded to LA for an upgrade offensively or defensively. melo would be a great piece for the triangle offense. with kobe, pau and mello on the floor forming the triangle and two other teammates waiting to make a 3 point bomb. lakers offense will be a blast. and our hopes for a three peat would be in our hands! GO LAKERS. :)

  12. KOBI IS NOT LEBRON, THIS IS A GUY WHO CAN NEVER GIVE UP HIS SPOT LIGHT AND SHARE SUCCESS TO A SECOND WING MAN LIKE MELO, MELO HAS TO COME IN TO BE IN A STATUS OF SCOTTIE PIPPEN CAUSE KOBI WONT LET HIM SHINE IN LA. AS WE ALL KNOW KOBI HOW SELFISH SCORING MACHINE IS..
    I DONT SEE MELO FITTING IN LAKERS SQUAD, LAKERS IS JUST SO DESPERATE, LAKERS DONT SEEM TO SEE OTHER END OF THE ROAD, THE WAY CELTICS AND HEAT ARE SO GOOD AS A TEAM.
    FOR THE NUGGETS ORGANISATION, THEY MUST BE STUPID TO TRADE MELO FOR BANGED UP BYNUM, UNLESS ODOM IS IN THE MIX, I DONT CARE HOW YOUNG IS BYNUM BUT THE BOY’S ENGINE (KNEES) IS SCRAPPED AND WHO KNOWS HIM BETTER THAN THE LAKERS WHO WANT TO GET RID OF HIM.
    I AM A LAKER FUN FOR SO MANY YEARS, BUT LAKERS CANNOT GIVE ODOM AND BYNUM FOR MELO THEY WOULD RATHER GIVE UP ARTEST AND BYNUM WHICH NUGGETS DONT BUY IT. GOD HELP LAKER LAND.

  13. Purple Reign says:

    Melo for Bynum
    Mambas contract up in 2 years. Frees up 24 million
    Lakers sign The Durantula as a free agent
    Mamba seeks rings 7 and 8 for league minimum pay
    Gasol and LO in tact
    Artest trade bait for somone to run the show
    Hell I could run the point

    PURPLE REIGN will continue. Its all in the money

  14. aussie fan says:

    why would you give up wilson chandler he is the backbone of ny does the hard work with rebounds and blocks, can play 2 to the 4 they should give up gallinari b4 chandler, only reason they love gallinari so much is becuase his italian and its ny the same reason cassipi was mentioned for ny. not takiny anything away from gallinari though his a great player and developing of the dribble but still think chander is better and gallinari has more stock

  15. KB24 says:

    Hi!
    Lakers need Melo!
    Kobe will retire in 2 or 3 year…
    We need someone when Kobe will not be here.
    Melo would be perfect!!!!
    think about it!
    GO LA!!!

  16. Laker fan Melo says:

    Melo to LA. we can trade bynum and get melo and trade artest to new orleans for tevor lol we cna use him

  17. YARD BOSS says:

    if it really is about winning he would go to Chicago!!! he he goes their they will be in the finals this year. why is it that now a days everyone wants to have a big 3 on their teams? is having 3 or 2 starting all stars the only way your team can win? thats where you really have to look at the bulls and give them credit for what they are doing!!! NY would become a really good team if melo goes their but they will not be as good of a team compared to if he went to chicago. thats where i dont understand some of these players? the whole point of this game is to win it all, so would’nt it make sense to go to the team that can offer you the best chance of being an NBA champion??? Regardless when it all said and done no matter where he goes, the east will be very competitive in the following years to come….. I would really like for bulls management to make a bigger effort to get him but they are not pushing for it, we could have gotten Melo already but management did not want to give up Noah. so when it’s all said and done i hope they made the right move….. GO BULLS!!!

  18. H.Aamon says:

    Chocked on some lemonade when I saw the script the Lakers could possibly acquire Melo. Would be great to give up Bynum for an evan swap but that leaves us at a terrible disadvantage in the post. The deal would be to give up any additional picks along with Bynum and acquire Curry from the Knicks as well. A deal would have to be made to deal Artest unless he became dovated to guarding the PF spot. Truth be told I’m actually looking foward to the future Knicks after he’s signed in New York.

  19. Melo To LA says:

    Carmelo should come to L.A. But not the Laker he should go with the Clipper to play with Blake Griffin :D i would like to see that

  20. Jaheen Ahsan says:

    trade melo to the lakers!!!!!! dont trade for bynum, though trade for artest. with melo, la lakers can win much more championships . sure, ron helped the lakers in game 7 to win the championship, but he wont even help the lakers make it to the playoffs. melo is a much better small forward than artest. even with melo, we can get revenge from the heat for spoiling our christmas.

  21. Melo Fan says:

    As a Carmelo Anthony fan I see this thing playing out as such… He will finish the season in Denver (it’s half over anyway) make a serious run at the lakers and loose, then sign with NY in the summer no doubt. When this happens CP3 will start crying about a trade which he will get, since feltons stock is WAAAAAAAY up this yr a CP3 Ray Felton trade wont look too bad on paper but the Knicks will have to give up either Gallinari or Fields to the Hornets as well. Right now Melo wants to do all he can to help the knicks which would be staying in Denver. If he stays, NY can make a SERIOUS run at the title next yr. Even if NY got Melo this yr there wouldnt be enough time for them to mesh and make a title run. Melo’s been the man since his freshman yr of college… to the haters who say he wont win a ring he’s had his B4 D-wade. It’s harder to win one in college than it is in the pros… there are 32 NBA teams… there are 100’s of college teams.
    Later Haters :)

  22. Lakers all the way says:

    Let’s go carmelo we want you on the Lakers team…

  23. kobster says:

    it was brian shaw that brought us back in game 7. i dont understand how ppl call themselves lakers fans when they dont know anything about them

  24. kobster says:

    hey lakers will win brian shaw brought us back in to game 7 with portland back to back threes. if it wasnt for that no way we woulda won go back and watch the game

  25. trebligz says:

    melo sa genebra …tapos na usapan ….starting line up…jawo,mon fernandez,cabatu,melo,abarientos…he he

  26. MELO FAN says:

    you righ man MELO TO LA

  27. Andres Sican says:

    If Melo chooses not to go to the Knicks it will be on the the worst moves he could possibly make.The Knicks are doing good with Amare and if they are doing that good imagine what they will do with Melo.The Knicks are a great franchise and if they can land Melo the knicks could be possibly talking about the finals.The Knicks will be doing lots of trading in the end of the season or so.If they can land Melo and CP3(Chris Paul) they would be the 3rd team in the east with a “Big Three” in which they would join the Celtics and The Heat.The rumors about Melo’s trade to me are 90% legit.Then the east wouldnt be so ‘Cheap’ because they Celtics have Allen,Pierce,and Garnett and sometimes when Rondo plays good he is also in their pack. The Knicks would have Amare,Paul,Melo if they were to land Melo and Paul and Gallinari would join the three if he plays consistent.The Heat have Wade,LeBron,and Bosh and when ilgauskas or Miller or whomever plays consistent would join their “Big Three”.There for the east would mostly be even.

  28. Leon LAL says:

    Let me tell you guys for those who do not know, Melo goes to Los Angeles to help the best player in the world to get another championship, his sixth, and I think it’s great because the changes made by the Lakers this season were bad, it hurts that we will have q let go of Andrew Bynum, I would have liked to leave Ron Artest … Likewise, we welcome to Melo as it is going to be helpful to LAL and its gonna be so good to Anthony
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  29. Ryan Urena says:

    fk the cavs they could have won the championship along time ago vs. spurs in 2007 with lebron lebron gave them chances but losing to celtics is just terrible now hes on heat anyway if melo went to the cavs he will kill himself BY THE WAY GO KNICKS!

  30. Ryan Urena says:

    stop with lakers and heat and also spurs there not the main focus the main focus is where would melo go he maybe would have been on the knicks right now if the timberwolves werent wusy pusies anyway knicks are doing a great job rebuilding by getting field felton and of course amare but if melo and cp3 go next year to the knicks and make it to the finals it should be amare mvp not melo cuz amare came here first and carrried the knicks by himself and he made a name for himself also if lakers cannot beat heat or celtics or even spurs or even mavs the are not going to win that light again a nba championship

  31. Heartbreak Kid says:

    Melo should go to the Cavs. The Cavs needs some tremendous lifting and I’m pretty sure Melo with the help of Mo and Antwan can deliver.

  32. SPURS all F'n day! says:

    I know my SPURS have the best record rightnow, but why not trade Richard Jefferson and maybe matt bonner, and some draft picks for melo.

    I know that richard jefferson is doing pretty good this year but having a supestar that can really shoot would fit in great with the spurs they have right now.

    then in the future whe tim retires next year they will have TONY PARKER, “SHARP SHOOTER” GARY NEAL, ROOKIE “SOON TO BE LIKE A JOE JOHNSON” JAMES ANDERSON, “THE BEAR” DEJUAN BLAIR, GEORGE “FREAKEN” HILL, AND “EUROPEAN THAT NEEDS MORE TIME TO GET USED TO THE GAME HERE IN THE STATES” TIAGO SPLITTER. dont forget “THE MAIN EVENT” Maun still in contract for the next couple of years.

    if the trade were to happen Timmy would have to play even less if Melo, Manu, Tony and the rest of the squad was to build big leads which im sure they would with the GREATEST/BEST COACH IN THE NBA TODAY, COACH POP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. the black mamba says:

    MELOFAN
    that deal looks good

  34. the black mamba says:

    for you iddiots who talking about artest make lakrers win there last ring, well if if wasent for artest who cant hit open 3sss the lakers would of win tht series in a game 6. love artest but he’s doing his team no favour missing open jumpers.

  35. MELO FAN says:

    MELO BRING YOUR TALENT TO LA THAT WOUD BE GREATEST DISICION YOU WILL EVER MAKE YOUR LIFE BROTHER I WILL ALWAYS FOLLOW YOU!!!!!!!!

  36. MELO FAN says:

    TRADE ARTEST AND WALTON CHARECTER FOR MELO

  37. MELO FAN says:

    MELO GO TO LA MELO KOBE WILL HAVE ANOTHER AT LEAST 3 CHAMPIONSHIP THEN KOBE WILL RETIRE MELO WILL BE ONLY SUPER STAR REMAIN IN LA FOR ANOTHER 7 GREAT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT’S THE REAL TRUE THING PEOPLE FOLLOW ME

  38. BIG3 says:

    magic should take a shot at getting melo after feb18 time they can trade hedo,richardson’s expiring contract

  39. Jao says:

    Cuban, make a run for him even if he doesn’t sign an extension! you should be in a win-now mode.

  40. bestballer15 says:

    WOW just chillout with the melo trade talk hes not going anywhere

  41. markanthony says:

    BTW IF MELO WILL BE TRADED ON KNICKS , THEY MUST FIRE UP THE MR PRINGLES COACH ………………….JUST FOR MY OPINION
    P.S IM A NUGGETS-MELO FAN ;P

  42. markanthony says:

    WHY IN THE WORLD IS CARMELO BEING SO OVERRATED , THINK GUYS THERES MUCH MORE GOOD PLAYERS THAN THIS NIGG FFS.

  43. rovy says:

    melo to nyk
    chandler, randolf, curry to philly
    iguodala to denver.. :D

  44. heatgotnothing says:

    i know he wont but he should stay. if nuggs change their office and get rid of george karl even though hes a legend, hes not getting anything done with one of, if not the best 8/9 man rotations in the league, give more time to lawson and afflalo and get melo to play the way he was back when they made the west conference finals (limited fga and about 22ppg) they can make another run. that is what i think is the best chance of him getting his ring not bolting to back to NY to early and complicating things with a new team that wont be up there for a few years at least, like the miami heat situation.

  45. BLACK MAMBA says:

    MELO DRAMA —

    IT WILL NOT MATTER ANYWAY IF MELO MOVE TO ANY OTHER TEAM. GUYS LIKE MELO DOES’T WIN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BECAUSE HE DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH PASSION FOR THE GAME UNLIKE KOBE,MJ, LARRY BIRD AND THE LIKES. I CAN REALLY SEE IT IN HIS FACE, HE WILL NEVER EVER WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP IN HIS CAREER.

    MARK MY WORD, IT WILL BE TRUE. BY THE TIME HE RETIRES ALL OF YOU WHO HAS READ THIS WILL REMEMBER THIS COMMENT.

  46. the thing is says:

    why should lakers get carmelo? they need big men, not a SF that can’t defend

  47. amin says:

    Anthony will go to lakers

  48. Potlong2 says:

    meralco bolts?carmelo anthony will go to talk and text. back to back champs.. haha.

  49. Brendan says:

    I think the Nuggets have unintentionally shot themselves in the foot. Their idea that the closer the deadline would come, the higher the bidding would get from the teams competing for Melo’s services. The problem? Melo doesn’t want to play elsewhere. Suddenly, teams like the Bulls and the Nets are backing out and, if they were to make a deal, no major assets would be transferred. As for teams will to trade for him as a rental (see: the Dallas Mavericks), they would not have the audacity to send so much more than a possible draft pick or young player (with contracts to make it work). It’s become sort of this ironic dichotomy in the situation where, instead of the situation being in Denver’s favor, they’ve found themselves limited in their possible actions. My prediction? I think this deal has the possibility to go through. The Nuggets would be fools NOT to receive a Timberwolf first round draft pick and Wilson Chandler, both strong assets. If things don’t work out with Chandler, they can do a sign and trade or whatever with him come the off season. Those are two strong assets they need in exchange for basketball obscurity and rebuilding over the next couple of years. If they’re lucky, Harrington will be of service to another organization and they’ll bite on his ability.

  50. Chase L says:

    Minnesota must not be worried about Kevin Love leaving in 2012.

  51. Sota fan says:

    Being a Minnesota native, I’ll be the first to admit that we are pretty terrible. This trade, as it stands, is worse than our record. If they want to throw a name into the mix that might grab attention, have Denver throw in Smith and real trade talks might start happening…just my thoughts…

  52. Tenki says:

    Wishful thinking for LA fans who are looking for Kobe’s replacement, because they are now accepting the fact that Kobe can’t do it with all the rebuilding around the league. What happened when they played Miami in their own turf? A big L! Yes, even the rebuilding Kings had their number. They won’t get past the Spurs in the playoffs because Blake is just as inefficient like Greg Oden. They were better off with Farmar and Vujacic last season. Sorry LA fans, but Melo will opt for NY before the All-Star break.

  53. boston fan says:

    sure melo go to lakers

  54. laker fan says:

    Lakers need to trade for carmelo anthony before the Trade deadline

  55. potlong says:

    putang ina na knicks yan kung ayaw nila kay melo ako gusto ko siay kunin…..magiging all star sya sa aming barangay…..
    nice one rite,…..

  56. potlong says:

    melo should go to meralco bolts…. he will do good playing with cardona…. he will kill penisi and pena….he will it pinya

  57. real ppl says:

    i will love if melo go LA think about it

  58. Ryan Urena says:

    knicks should get melo keep felton and stat but dont get cp3 get dwight howard they have been missing a center since mohemad left and the knicks are fine with felton at point he has the same averages as cp3 exept for the assist average so getting superman is better than getting cp3 and this year heat gonna win but next year is all knicks if they get superman and melo and i agree with tradeing danillo he only shows up when he wants to and basiclly he has a bright future right now like when the knicks beat the heat 88-93 he hit a big 3

  59. ljc says:

    They should include the bulls, denver will give them jr smith and bulls ship out keith bogans and james johnson.

  60. BULLSRBACK says:

    if melo goes to da bulls he will be with drose boozer and a good bench now thats a team that will win not 1 not 2 not 3 not 4……hahaha yea da heat will have trouble

    • SPURS all F'n day! says:

      Bulls are NOT back until they win a CHAMPIONSHIP.

      Bulls are my second favorite team after my SA SPURS but they are not back till they win one.

      no team is back till after they win a championship.

  61. Pharaoh21 says:

    You might want to make another name for it instead of big 3.that ain’t original no more. Big three is for the celtics(2 generations).one that’s led by pierce and the other led by Bird.

    • SPURS all F'n day! says:

      The BIG three was originated from the SPURS your retard. Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli and Tim Duncan were together wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy before the copy cat 3 of the celtics.

      and the other with Bird is the HISTORY.

  62. Pharaoh21 says:

    all you people keeps talkin’ about heat winning the championship. they even have a chance against the Celts. Yeah Celtics are old but rememberr,they’re tough, really tough. you might not see it now but wait until playoffs and you’ll see. The complete healthy celtics will be there with their legendary man, Sugar Ray!

  63. inside LA says:

    L.A. has bigger plans when they acquired Joe Smith. They’re planning to trade away A. Bynum if he’s healthy after the all star break. Bynum and Artest for Carmelo since Barnes have been gaining playing time, just that he got injured.

    One more trade from Mitch is Gasol plus draft picks for Howard. This is their second option because the management observed that Gasol haven’t been playing at a high level as expected of him. It’s either Bynum, Gasol or Artest being removed from the lineup. Kobe and Fisher aren’t going anywhere.

    • inside LA says:

      Jose Smith will be a substitute center when Bynum is gone. Remember that we still have Ratliff recovering.

    • LakersWillWin says:

      There’s no way we are getting rid of Gasol. I don’t think we’d give up one of our “twin towers” for Melo. Bynum is there for defense and I don’t think we’d trade a defensive player for someone offensive minded. Who knows though, I’m not friends with Mitch Kupchak or anyone associated with the Lakers orrganization. I doubt this guy is either though lol

      • inside LA says:

        Gasol isn’t involve in the Anthony trade. Gasol will be traded for Howard. Howard will be utilized in both offensive and defensive end. At this point, Lakers management is looking for someone whom they can rebuild the next franchise after Kobe. Lakers are looking forward to continuous playoff runs rather than giving their best shot, then rebuilding the team only when Kobe’s gone.

        It’s either Gasol gone, or Bynum and Artest. It’s that simple. Carmelo is also a good one-on-one defender. Defense is one area he can surely improve on with the help of Kobe. Kobe and Melo where the two guys who made good friends of each other after their Olympic run. And guess why Kobe called Nugget’s fans morons.

  64. Thomas says:

    Im a Denver Fan and really lookin forward to this trade!!!!!

  65. OMAR says:

    MELO TO DA HEAT

  66. yanick says:

    If not LA, i will really be happy if he goes to the knicks, and hopefully they get chris paul next year as well. They miami cowards would have a taste of their own medecine then. Anthony is a force to be reckon with and i know for a fact nobody in the heat can check him, combine his strenght with stoudemire and paul? good luck to the east.

  67. Miami Heat says:

    NAH, Pat Riley is going to sign Chris Paul! Four Kings Baby!

    • nick says:

      yea ok like they have the cap room with three superstars on the team already love lebron hate the and remeber the KNICKs BEAT THE HEAT !!!!!

  68. turkoglu and Ryan Anderson for melo. pg.arenas sg.richirdson sm.melo pr. bass c howard. the new big 3 howard melo and gilbert/richirdson.

    • inside LA says:

      Arenas and Richardson aren’t even debatable for All-star reserve. How can you defend your “Big 3″ now?

  69. Don says:

    Your 2011- 2012 New York Knicks Line Up

    STARTERS

    Raymond Felton
    Landry Fields
    Carmelo Anthony
    Dwight Howard
    Amar’e Stoudemire

  70. KNICKS ARE BACK! says:

    Your 2011- 2012 New York Knicks Line Up!

    STARTERS

    Raymond Felton
    Chris Paul
    Carmelo Anthony
    Danillo Gallinari
    Amar’e Stoudemire

    BENCH PLAYERS

    Landry Fields
    Shawne Wiliams
    Ronny Turiaf
    Bill Walker
    Toney Douglas
    Timofey Mozgov
    Roger Mason Jr.

    All Knicks fans out there, LETS ALL PRAY TO GOD FOR THIS DREAM TEAM!!!!!!!

    • Domi Air says:

      No way Chris will be the one Landry will be the 2 Melo 3 Galinari 4 Amare 5. Raymond is most def coming off the bench if CP goes he could be that true 6th man but me personally I’m not a knicks fan but I would rather them keep Wilson and give gallanari away because wilson is 20 ppg. gallanari shows when he wants to

  71. MeLo#15 says:

    Go melo now :)

  72. N says:

    Even though I am not a magic fan, it would be pretty fun to watch Carmelo, Howard, and Arenas for the magic. But that would only happen if they trade turkoglu. Carmelo vs. Galinarri, Howard vs. Stoudamire.

    P.S.
    Knick’s fan

  73. AmareisBeast says:

    WE WANT MELO IN NEW YORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    COME TO THE GARDEN WITH STAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. Gary says:

    Melo will end up in NY either by trade or decision.

  75. Jeff says:

    This trade is definitly in the knicks favor in terms of becoming a title contender and the reason is that with this deal they’ll be able to keep danillo gallinari and landry fields. Galo is definitly a project in the making but really compliments Amar’e Stoudemire very well and could probably be the next Toni Kukoc,a sixth man that can score at will at 6’10 and shoot anywhere on the floor. By adding Carmelo Anthony to that lineup without giving those two up, the Knicks offense goes from dangerous to deadly while the knicks will have a little money to spend this summer to acquire a big man and some raw young players for the bench that are talented defensively (Marc Gasol anyone?). But again, this is pending Denver’s willingness to part ways with Anthony which as Broussard said, could drag out until the february 24th trade deadline.

  76. Jesse says:

    carmelo lied about thinking not thinking about playing for the knicks thats for sure, he answered the question too quickly and is repeating certain words.

  77. Opinion says:

    It would be nice to see Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, and Amare Stoudamire on one team. That big three would definitely be better than Miami’s. LeBron and Wade are great players, Bosh isn’t on par with those two but he compliments the line up pretty nicely, and the heat are an amazing team this season. They stumbled here and there but they’re second in the eastern conference, not bad. But CP3, Melo, and Stat in New York… quite an exciting lineup. I would also like to see Melo in Chicago with D-Rose and Boozer. But the Bulls shouldn’t give up Joakim Noah as projected in a trade during the offseason. Chicago is third in the east right now, they’re already a great team. It would be nice to see Melo integrated into that lineup but the team is already solid, they don’t need another scorer. Derrick Rose is handling things right now.. hopefully he shifts a gear after all-star weekend and takes MVP. The Nets-Nuggets-Pistions deal was pretty empty for the Pistons, but Hamilton, Billups, and Anthony would’ve have been pretty solid too with a little help down low from Lopez.

    Although, Melo playing for any of the above teams along side the mentioned players would be a sight to see, I would hate to see him leave Denver. The Nuggets should keep Anthony until the summer and work out a sign-and-trade with New York, so they both have room and money for more essential pieces to their respective lineups.

  78. NY Vlad says:

    melo in new york = instant contender. why not? melo wouldnt take away amare’s points he would take chandlers gallos and maybe feltons points. i hope if this trade doesnt go through they will announce it way before all star break so we wouldnt have to wait. this year the knicks gonna win a game or two or even three in the playoffs…with melo you switch game with series. NY baby were back…and were comin for ya. haha

  79. JOHN says:

    i have no idea why my beloved chicago bulls are not talking to the nuggets , we have a great team that with the addition of anthony would easily destroy all other lineups on paper at least . i mean look at it we have our 1st round charlotte pick , even one of our own 1st rounders and then deng and someone else should be enough . denver wants players well lets say deng and taj gibson and 2 first rounders that should about do it . right ???? but think about this chicago , noah , boozer , melo , bogans , rose . if our coach didnt love bogans so much i wouldnt even put him in lineup other than for defensive purposes maybe a 3 from time to time . then our bench of brewer , korver , watson , kurt big sexy thomas , and asik . i think it would be amazing actually to see this team play really wish the bulls could pull this off . if they did and then maybe make a slight ok fine LARGE improvement at shooting guard we would be set . GO BULLS . AND HOW ABOUT DEREK ROSE FOR MVP .

    • Lakersfan4ever says:

      All of you are dreaming melo is Waitting for a Real contender Team with a chance to win a Championship Now not in the future to Give him a Call , Believe this if the Lakers, San Antonio or Boston would be looking at him he would have sign already because this teams are the real Title contenders, not NY, Bulls, Magic or the Clippers, The Clippers allways trade their best players after drafting them, why melo would want to go to them,

      • Money says:

        Uh are you suggesting that the lakers dont want Melo, if they had a chance to get him? If so your lying to yourself.

  80. BIG3 in ORL says:

    why not go to the MAGIC?in the off season and trade nelson and some for CP3.just imagine if magic management can get this done

  81. Hello folks. For me, if they make that deal work, then the perfect fit (and relatively viable) would be Marcus Camby. Too bad he can’t get any younger though. Felton, Fields, Anthony, Stoudemire, Camby. Now that’s a solid starting 5 with superb offense and almost acceptable defense.

  82. obi says:

    man melo should go to da bull so he can help d rose n boozer, trade deng n some 1st round picks

  83. AGRESSIVE says:

    Nah SON MIAMI GETTIN IT THIS YEAR, NEXT YEAR, And the YEAR AFTER THAT, I;m WITH YOU A FAN

  84. Colt says:

    I really like the Nuggets, they aint my fav, but i really like em and i’d hate to see Melo leave :/ But if he HAS to go, he should go to LAC. Gomes is our weak link at SF, Melo would fit in very nicely. Everyone knows the flakers on the decline, Melo should go to a team thats got prospects not more drama. Just sayin. Come to LA Melo lol, even tho u probably wont.

  85. intros699 says:

    I just cannot fathom all of the hype over a 1 trick pony.

    • odogg says:

      1 trick? Really? because hes not a flashy player like the ones you like hes a 1 trick pony? Ny like straight hard working non flashy players. So get lost scrub. Melo puts that twerk in you MF

  86. Zar The Knicks Fan says:

    i think he should play in denver till end of the season. then opt out and sign with NYK. NY should have enough cap room since eddy curry will be gone. so NY doesn’t have to lose any players for melo and use those players to get someone really good. NY most likely will get CP3 but i think it will be better for NY to get Defensive minded Center. (Dare I say Dwight Howard. if championship doesn’t happen in this year Dwight might wanna go else where.) CP3 is very good but felton can handle PG place very well and offensive is not a problem with Melo + Amar’e. NY should sign oden for minimum next season and take a chance.
    Melo come back home after this season. You + Amar’e and good core players will make NYK very good team,

    This is just for fun (if howard is not happy and demand trade )
    ny can send Turiaf, Chandler, Gallinari, Randolph, Azubuike for Howard
    ny will get great center and Orlando will get pretty decent players in Chandler, Gallinari and randolph
    Probably never gonna happen but imagine the line up of

    Howard
    Amar’e
    Melo
    Fields
    Felton

    that’s a monster team with balance Offense and defense.

    • odogg says:

      Yea it would be. Thats maddd players for howard though, There would be no bench left.lol. But the Greg Oden idea is more ideal. I still believe he can make a comeback esp if Knicks get him then Amar’e can send him thru the rigorous training regiment he went thru to get back in tip top shape or we can try for Tyson Chandler cause if Mavs don’t win this season he might not stay. I believe his contract is up this season. But yea, bring in Oden and left him start the rehab asap.

    • a rEAL fAN says:

      I dont see Howard leaving no time soon even thou that line up is like a basketball wet dream! Oden is not even good for half a season so I wouldnt even wanna risk it. S.T.A.T. workout will kill his knees enough as it is.

    • GoKnicks says:

      I would agree on everything you said but except one thing: signing Melo during the free agency period. There is a huge chance of there being a NBA lockout, and that can affect free agency a lot.
      By the way the Oden suggestion is a great one. Hope he can play 60 games per year and provide that D needed in the middle

  87. shawn says:

    I dont know about him going to the magic cause they need alot more hel like a few big men to help howard cause their team right now is weak.arenas jason and turk aint doing it and arenas is done.i feel bad for howard cause hes a great player and the best center today.

  88. Gfe says:

    funny, you do realize that the melo drama was create by reporters and bloggers etc right?overhype everything… than blame it on melo, im not a die hard melo fan or anything but you have to agree that the melo drama was created by the analyst and all that jazz. kinda sad. im sure melo wanted something similar to durant a nice private way to go but obviously reporters never let that happen

  89. sand says:

    melo to lakers for artest fisher walton character

    • Colt says:

      Denver wants good players in return…

      • LakersWillWin says:

        ^ lol I hate to say it but I agree with Colt. Fish will still come up clutch, but his days are over.. The only record he has left to maintain is the iron man record. So hard to say because I love Fish.

  90. beastmode melo! says:

    i understand melo wants to play for his hometown. i would do they same cuz im from brooklyn NY but really he wouldnt fit in.. he was a perfect fit in new jersey.. i just feel him and STAT would have a hard time sharing the ball. then galinari take 50 three pointers a game smh. it would be a tragedy for the knicks to let go chandler and keep galinari

  91. SOMANYHATERZ says:

    MIAMI HEAT EAT BBD

    ITS ALL ABOUT DALAKERS

    WADE +LEBRON + C BOSH=KOBES NUTS

    • a rEAL fAN says:

      Thats giving them too much credit! Maybe his left nut??? That is bout right!

    • kris says:

      LA you say, Why They are all ready greedy. What more do you want. You won two in a row. Basketball is boring now, BECAUSE the same teams win the Chapionship all the time. What’s the point of waching.
      PS. LA will be knock-out in round number 2, and that is if there lucky again.

    • REAL SPIT says:

      Man all these Laker haters!!! Its getting to be so ridiculous, but then again this is EXACTLY what happens when you on top!! The sad thing is the only team in the leauge that can get wit us is CELTICS!!! However, even they can’t stop destiny…. WE’RE DESTINED TO WIN THIS YEAR!!

  92. dwighthoward123 says:

    carmelo should go to the magic because if he goes to the knicks him and amare’s points will drop but if he goes to the magic his points wont haved to drop that much because dwights main focus is defense besides miami will still be better if he went to ny but if he went to the magic him dwight and may be even areanes can beat miami take that A FAN

  93. A FAN says:

    MIAMI HEAT ALL DAY!!! (And yes, this comment has nothing to do with the artticle)
    And all you haters out there thats going to comment on my comment can kill yourself

    Warm Regards,
    A FAN

    • NYK! says:

      u dont even deserve anyone commenting loser

    • shawn says:

      The only hater is u talking about something that haves nothing 2do with this article u idiot.and the heat aint going anywhere anyways prick

    • a rEAL fAN says:

      You need to get off LeBrick’s Cock! The Heat wont even get pass the Celtics! They are to weak inside and a team like Boston will eat that ass up!……A Fan? More like a bandwagoner!

      • A FAN says:

        Look here $hithead!! i was a miami heat since since 2004, dont come at me with that bandwagoner BS….And to everyone else i did say i know that this article has nothing to do with my comment so dont remind me!

        Like TVD14 said, yall do look stupid commenting under my own, so before you start commenting again, do us all a favor and kill yourself

        MIAMI HEAT ALL DAY!!!!! 631!!! DWADE ALL DAY!

    • kris says:

      Miami, Who

      Who it that, Never heard of them. I gust your dreaming. Out no later then the 3rd round!

    • CarmeloCP3 says:

      Lol this is funny you do know this has nothing to do with the heat im not hating on the heat i think they are a good team but really go comment somewhere else haha and i personaly think CP3 Melo and Stoudemire would be better then Lebron Wade and Bosh. alot of people say the heat lack a bench and a point well NY has a decent bench ( not GREAt but decent with melo and cp3 coming in galanari and if they still have felton would go to the bench and would make thier bench even better) and CP3 at point ( if they get him soon) and last but not least the heat lack big men to post up and melo and stoudemire can post up… but you know lets wait and see what happens who knows maybe the big 3 in miami will be able to carrie their not so good bench and they will over come no point guard or great big men. but Lebron n Dwade both brought thier teams to the playoffs soo yea lets wait and see.

      • Eckzoner says:

        Haters gonna hate! dont say the miami bench is garbage when u have jones. house and miller coming of the bench averaging 31 points in the last 6 games.! numbers speak for them selves miami lost to the celtics in close games! in the begnining of the season they have improved since then and are playing a more complete game the numbess speak for them selevs! as for the knicks even with melo he would have to adapt to a new role which would take time and they may not mesh intime to knocks have not been consistant this season and have good potential but lack the consitancy needed to be a true contender this season! and well see what the numbers for any three other starts playing together are but as for the HEAT the have two of the top 5 scorers! so how can u say melo+ Amare+ CP3 will be better. Haters!! Miami is a true contender this seaon which is y there only 1 1/2 game behing celtics! and dont say the celtics will eat them inside heat are ranked top in paint points allowed and field goal perentage in the paint! numbers dont lie! we only lost to the celtics by like 5 and 8 close games! and when the heat where playing bad!!

      • kaare weidling says:

        melo can post, but he doesnt want to. Amares game is faceup not post up. i think they will be in the way of each other. they should go for Paul, not Anthony. They would be such a lethal pick´n roll combo and they have good shooters who wold get tons of openings feeding og the defense trying to help on the roll. they could use some more brawn inside. maybe Camby

    • BREEZY says:

      WOW PPL R REALLY TAKIN THIS 2 HEART LMAO…YALL BE OK

      HEAT FAN

      • chris says:

        Im not a heat fan imma Lakers fan but i cant wait to see how all of u critics shut the*************************************** after the heat winthe championship. u’ll probably be praising tem

    • GoKnicks says:

      Let’s not forget that the Knicks destroyed Miami in the late 90s…anybody remember Allan Houston or Larry Johnson? Oh and I could I forget Patrick Ewing?
      I’m not denying that Miami isn’t a good team. In fact, it is a top 3 team. However, next year the Knicks will have Melo on their team, and Gallo will have a huge year (contract year coincidentally). As for Amar’e, he will embarass Bosh. This year is the only year Miami will win, so you better win it ‘cuz next year it won’t be Mimai

      • Magnum says:

        History can’t give you any championship at the present but only nice to know infos. And your predictions are mere opinions just like any other fans here.

  94. LuKnicks says:

    Melo+Amare= Domination…. I think Chris Paul should go to NY after his contract expires.. That would be the ultimate BIG 3

    • andy says:

      yupppp pretty much, but i doubt it’s gonna happen.. tho im sure raymond felton can handle it ;) melo is definetely one of the best shooting superstars our there. him + amare would be beastly.

  95. 8675309 says:

    what happens if hes traded before the all star break. would he get to play in the all star game as a eastern conference player?

    • kris says:

      I hope he is traded before the All Star game, Because THEN LaMarcus Aldridge OF THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS WILL TAKE HIS PLACE.

  96. McLovin says:

    Good on Minnesota for realizing how empty this trade is for them and not agreeing until they see something for themselves. Both the three-team trades that were discussed (this one, and the Nugs-Nets-Pistons) seem to be ignoring the third team, which is the real catalyst to a trade like this happening. Say this trade went as stated above. Wolves lose Brewer and a first round pick they are going to need, to get an expiring contract and a power-forward. They don’t really need another PF, even if Randolph might be an improvment from their bench bigs. Denver might have to throw in a player for Minnesota, although I don’t know who. They shouldn’t try and move Chauncey again, that would be just cruel. But who???!

  97. kurekurekuk says:

    carmelo go to lakers =)

    • kris says:

      LA you say, Why They are all ready greedy. What more do you want. You won tow in a row. Basketball is boring now, BECAUSE the same teams win the Chapionship all the time. What’s the point of waching it then.
      PS. LA will be knock-out in round number 2, and that is if there lucky again.

      • Antonio Margarito says:

        I bet it wouldn’t be boring if it was your favorite team winning multiple chips. Don’t be a hater it’s really bad for your health little boy.

      • LakersWillWin says:

        Why do the Lakers ALWAYS come up… Or Kobe Vs LeBron… Why? This is a Melo blog with the possiblity of being traded to NY. We don’t want Melo in LA. Only for the Cliippers, not Lakers.

      • GoKnicks says:

        Come on laker fans…stop. Seriously. Congrats on having Kobe Bryant and winning all of those chamionships, but let’s not forget who helped the Lakers win 3 titles in a row (SHAQ, not Kobe).

      • LAKERS 2011 - 3PEAT says:

        @GO KNICKS

        Shaq won em with Kobe, if Kobe wasnt there he wouldnt of won anything…remember that!

      • LakersWillWin says:

        Hey Knicks fan, what I’ll say to you I say to everyone else.
        Because you all need a little knowledge of the history of bball.
        Game 7 vs Portland, Lakers down by 15. It’s the 4th quarter.
        Kobe scored them back in the game, NOT SHAQ. Without Kobe their 3peat quest would have NEVER began.

      • asa... says:

        @Lakers will win

        its like saying that artest not kobe gave the lakers their last championships because it was artest that brought them back in game 7 vs celtics? just a thought.. peace in here…

      • HypeLives says:

        For the record the Lakers needed a lot of help (NBA) to beat the Kings in that suspect game 7 of the WCF. They got 20 points off of bogus calls in the 4th qtr, That was the most suspect game in BBall history aside from CCNY in 51. Everyone knows that Phil Jackson and the gang had no one to stop Bibby who then was the best player on the court. In my eyes Kobe has 4 rings and Shaq has 3, because in the real world there was no way the better team won that series.

      • JJ says:

        IT IS NOT BORING KRIS! ADVISE YOU TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO COMMENT ANYTHING ON THE NET. Lakers have proven to be solid but showed lack of some drive after winning the second championship. adding Melo will at least reduce the burden on kobe but im not so sure how much can the lakers compete with against teams with big centres. depending on gasol alone would not be enough. there is where bynum comes into the picture. HOWEVER bynum has a bad streak with unfortunate injuries but showed glimps of what he good at with his shot blocking towards the big guys.

        NOTE: GET MELO and try outscoring the opponents :) let odom take over bynum

    • chris says:

      @ kurekurekuk the inly reason u say that is cause they cant win without him

      • Bankshot says:

        Kobe was just a sidekick of shaq way back then. LAKERS will not win champ this year. and thats for sure..

    • QuestionMark says:

      If Melo goes to the Lakers….. Im gonna lose all respect for him. L.A is already a championship caliber team. They are just scared of getting wiped by the Spurs. Also guess what if he does go to L.A, It will be a more worse scenario than Lebron going to Miami, for one reason: Miami isnt a championship caliber team until they got Lebron and Bosh, L.A already is, so no need for Melo.

    • JJAY says:

      HAHA KRIS

  98. Lester Aure says:

    this is a good trade than the nets’ deal. come what may anthony.

  99. odogg says:

    Bring Melo to NY alredy. I like the proposed trade but if Minnesota isnt satisified with what theyre getting in Eddy Curry’s expiring contract and a young Anythony Randolf whos confidence can be boosted i think by the likes of Michael Beasely and Kevin Love in turn making him the good player that he should be. If there not just content with that for their first round pick then Denver will have to give up something else to Minnesota to complete the deal. Denvers the one on the ropes so theres really no pressure on the T-Wolves or NY since we can just sign him for in the off-season at no real cost but money.

    • Ben says:

      If I were the Timerwolves I wouldn’t take this deal. Why would they want to give up a first round pick for Curry and Randolph? Minnesota’s record this season is terrible and I would say the have a pretty good chance of getting a top 3 draft pick next year. I would have to pass on that for two players that have yet to live up to there expectations.

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