MOVEMENT...... movement gets me excited!
MOVEMENT...... movement gets me excited!
I"m 100% on board with getting Melo and getting Melo now.. I am however with Metro and KBlack in that i don't want to trade Gallo and Randolph. As much as i think Randolph is going to be an all star i'd probably rather trade Randolph because at this moment we know right now that Gallo would fit in perfectly with Melo and Amare because he can shoot the three and spread the floor. If we traded Gallo and kept Randolph i wouldn't be heart broken but we'd lack outside shooting.
The only way i'd consider trading Gallo and Randolph is if the trade really expands. And we get back other talent from Denver. Something like a JR Smith.
Not saying i would do it but you could trade Curry, Gallo, Randolph, and Buike for Melo and JR Smith.
Do we really want to talk about another player NOT on the Knicks roster for a whole season?
Do we really want to see the Garden cheering Melo when he comes to the Garden as a Nugget?
Does this franchise need another year long distraction, again?
Our best option is to wait until next year, when he is a free agent. Why give up Gallo and/or Randolph for Melo now when we can just sign him outright next offseason?
If we give up Gallo and/or Randolph for Melo, that doesn't make us a contender. It moves us up to about the 3 or 4 seed. We are most likely a 7 seed this year. We should wait and ADD Melo to our current roster and then we become contenders.
If Denver makes the mistake of not trading then they stand to take a big lost next year. Trade Gallo and Curry...maybe Walker too. Mello can spread the floor with his shooting while Stat and Randolph dominate the post.
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Kiszla: Nuggets don't want to get LeBron'd by Carmelo Anthony
<!--subtitle--><!--byline-->By Mark Kiszla
The Denver Post
While deciding where he wants to spend the rest of his basketball life, Carmelo Anthony will do what's right by his family.
But believe this: Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke will do what is best for his hefty investment in an NBA franchise, even if that means trading Melo.
There is no way Denver can afford to lose the face of its franchise for nothing as a free agent.
The Nuggets are now considering a strategy to part ways with their 26-year-old star forward, according to a league source.
After quietly gauging trade interest in Anthony for weeks, the team's consternation has only risen as he has made no move to accept a $65 million offer for a three-year contract extension that was formally presented more than a month ago.
The Nuggets don't want to get LeBron'd.
LeBron James toyed with anxious minds in Cleveland before ripping out the hearts of Cavaliers fans by announcing a departure from his home state on live television. As was first reported by The Denver Post in June, the Nuggets are prepared to trade Anthony rather than watch him opt out of his contract next summer.
With a resume that includes an NCAA championship won at Syracuse and an Olympic gold medal that helped restore international luster for American basketball, Anthony has the skills to make the dream of the first NBA title in Denver a reality. But the team and its best player seem to have drifted slowly apart.
So what would be the trade market for Anthony?
His 28-point career scoring average through seven professional seasons should attract keen interest in Anthony from a franchise looking for a star to sell tickets in the regular season or hit a big shot at the buzzer during the playoffs. Anthony's contract situation figures to give him leverage in trade negotiations, because any team looking to add the 6-foot-8 forward would want to be assured of keeping his services long term.
With experience dealing for high-profile players such as Allen Iverson and Chauncey Billups, Denver has established a comfort level when it comes to making blockbuster trades.
The team showed sincere interest in retaining Melo, as Nuggets vice president of basketball operations Mark Warkentien tried to sell the idea that Melo could become the basketball version of John Elway and be a sports icon in the Rocky Mountains.
Warkentien, however, was part of a front-office purge that also cost executive Rex Chapman his job.
The time has come for the Nuggets to give Anthony a deadline to sign the extension.
"I could wake up tomorrow and they could snatch it off the table. I don't know. I don't know what their mind-set is," Anthony said recently, during a break from his annual youth basketball camp.
The first duty of the Nuggets' next general manager could be the high-risk, high-reward task of trading Anthony. While former Phoenix Suns executive David Griffin is among the candidates for the job, a familiar face to longtime Denver sports fans expressed interest in joining the new Denver management team.
Lafayette "Fat" Lever, a point guard who averaged nearly a triple-double in points, rebounds and assists during the 1988-89 season, has worked with the Sacramento Kings as director of player development.
"The body might not be what it once was, but the mind has definitely gotten stronger," said Lever, who celebrates his 50th birthday this week.
"I'm not qualified to be the general manager of the Denver Nuggets or any other NBA franchise at this point in time. But the love of building a basketball team is in my blood, and I definitely have a lot to offer as a member of the front office."
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[quote=XxWinKnicksxX;134335]lol sucker punch, I cant believe your so stupid that you don't know that punk deserved it. And calling someone a woman and then saying fk them on the internet is more of a pussssy move then punching someone and running backwards when you got a bunch of big ass basketball players coming at you. Ur a joke[/quote
Yo you Stupid for even calling him (DIRK) out....IT WAS A SUCKER PUNCH and yo check this out if you man enough to go into the crowd and sucker punch someone than Man up and fight and dont ****ing run like a Bitch like Melo did when Jared Jeffries was gonna earth that Ninja..........
Oh and I agree with the whole Internet Gangsta Movement all you Bitch azz ninjas be acting up.........stop frontin and keep it respectful...Lets go KNICKS
I understand that everybody is hesitate to give up Randolph and/or Gallo but if thats the price we have to bite the bullet and make it happen. If you noticed good players take alot less money to go play with other great players. The heat added Mike Miller, Eddie House, Big Z, Juwan Howard, and others for absolutely nothing. If we had a foundation of Melo, Stat, and a offensive friendly system other players would come.
We can't and shouldn't wait. What happens if Melo is traded in the middle of the season to another team because we decided to wait. He goes to that new team and loves it and decides to sign an extension there. Then were **** out of luck.
We're in a position where we probably could get away with doing a Chanlder, Curry, Randolph or Gallo for Melo trade. Yes its giving up alot but were getting one of the best scorers in the league and a nuclues that can recruit a chris paul, deron williams, or Tony Paker.
It is widely known that he wants to be a Knick and it is unlikely that a team will trade for Melo without a guarantee that he will resign with them at the end of the year.
In the meantime, we move on. I'm just tired of all of this free agent crap.
^^^ Why gut the team and ruin our future in the process?
I really dont want to give up Randolph and Gallinari for Carmelo anthony. If the Nuggets are asking too much then i think its best to go after him next season when he becomes a free agent. However, if I had to choose between who id rather trade in Randolph and Gallinari I would say Gallinari because i just think that anthony Randolph raw talents ability and potential is hard to pass up by specially in this system and is a superior athlete to Danilo Gallinari although Gallinari is a better shooter and three point range. However I would maybe consider trading Raymond Felton to get Carmelo although im a bit skpetical about it. Dont know but maybe Raymond Felton is the key piece to get Carmelo Anthony brecause i think his talent will interest Denver but they have Cahuncey Billups unless they are considering trading him showing that they are beginning to rebuild? WE should just be smart and not repeat the same mistakes of trading right away to get a star player to win all the way right now.
I dont think we HAVE to give up Gallo AND Randolph in this trade and if we have to trade one, its going to be AR4. D'Antoni and Walsh are as high on Gallo as Dolan is on Isiah, so yeah I dont think so...
and if Melo is DEMANDING a trade to the knicks, (he has a no Trade Clause) doesnt that mean they have to trade him?
I put this into the trade machine and it worked.....
New York Knicks Recieve
Denver Nuggets Recieve
(I put in Toney Douglas and it worked but instead how bout...)
1 Second Round Pick
Draft rights to Landry Fields
Draft Rights to Jerome Jordan
C: Turiaf (unless Randolph realy is 7 feet now)
(Curry Chandler and the two other rooks were in my fantasy Mello trade)