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    According to Tommy Dee.....

    as far as the Melo stuff. I get the feeling he knows Denver isn't dealing him now. Don't believe he's upset with the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] via web
    I can agree with that.

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    Originally Posted by iJoe
    I think its less about Deron being available and more the ridiculously lopsided trades that the other teams would never ever agree to.
    Not really if you factor in the case of this past summer of free agency. If these players "demand" a trade do these teams really want to deal with disgruntled stars? They might be forced to make a Pau Gasol type deal. It's not like both teams weren't compensated, when you deal an NBA star you might not always get similar pieces in return. That's the business side of the league, teams have to cut their losses.

    And just for good measure here's a 3 team deal. Gives the Nuggets cap relief and rid of JR Smith, the Knicks get Melo, and Toronto gets some more relief (while keeping their TPE)

    New York Trade Breakdown
    Change in Team Outlook: +8.2 ppg, -1.2 rpg, and +0.7 apg.

    <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Incoming Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Solomon Alabi
    7-1 from Florida State
    No games yet played in 2009-2010 </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Carmelo Anthony
    6-8 SF from Syracuse
    28.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.2 apg in 38.2 minutes </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Outgoing Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Eddy Curry
    6-11 C from Thornwood (HS)
    3.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.0 apg in 8.9 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Wilson Chandler
    6-8 SF from DePaul
    15.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.1 apg in 35.7 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Bill Walker
    6-6 SF from Kansas State
    1.0 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.4 apg in 3.7 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Andy Rautins
    6-4 from Syracuse
    No games yet played in 2009-2010</td> </tr> </tbody></table>


    Toronto Trade Breakdown
    Change in Team Outlook: +8.1 ppg, 0.0 rpg, and +1.4 apg.

    <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Incoming Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Andy Rautins
    6-4 from Syracuse
    No games yet played in 2009-2010 </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> J.R. Smith
    6-6 SG from St. Benedict's Prep (HS)
    15.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.4 apg in 27.7 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Renaldo Balkman
    6-7 SF from South Carolina
    1.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.5 apg in 7.0 minutes </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Outgoing Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Reggie Evans
    6-8 PF from Iowa
    3.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.3 apg in 11.1 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Marcus Banks
    6-2 PG from UNLV
    5.0 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 1.2 apg in 11.1 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Solomon Alabi
    7-1 from Florida State
    No games yet played in 2009-2010</td> </tr> </tbody></table>


    Denver Trade Breakdown
    Change in Team Outlook: -16.3 ppg, +1.2 rpg, and -2.1 apg.

    <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Incoming Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Eddy Curry
    6-11 C from Thornwood (HS)
    3.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.0 apg in 8.9 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Wilson Chandler
    6-8 SF from DePaul
    15.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.1 apg in 35.7 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Bill Walker
    6-6 SF from Kansas State
    1.0 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.4 apg in 3.7 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Reggie Evans
    6-8 PF from Iowa
    3.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.3 apg in 11.1 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Marcus Banks
    6-2 PG from UNLV
    5.0 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 1.2 apg in 11.1 minutes </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Outgoing Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Carmelo Anthony
    6-8 SF from Syracuse
    28.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.2 apg in 38.2 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> J.R. Smith
    6-6 SG from St. Benedict's Prep (HS)
    15.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.4 apg in 27.7 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Renaldo Balkman
    6-7 SF from South Carolina
    1.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.5 apg in 7.0 minutes</td> </tr> </tbody></table>




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    Probably just his agent, or Melo, shouting the shiite with SASmith. Stephen A. was the first to break that the big-3 were all headed to South Beach, so I wouldn't dismiss this tweet as totally unfounded.

    Melo could make this REALLY simple for Donnie Walsh. He goes in and sits down with the new GM in DENVER. He states flatly that he wont resign, that he will head back East. That there's only one team he'll agree to sign an extension with if DEN makes a trade, and that team is the New York Knicks.

    Without an extension, no team will give up much to deal for a 1-yr rental. I mean, maybe CHI will dump salary (Deng) to rent Melo for this season. That's about it.

    Then, DEN must decide.... Keep Melo and get nothing in return, or deal him and get something (Chandler, Walker, Rautins, 2nd rounders).... Something like that.

    If Melo thinks sending Gallo and Randolph, and paying 99 cents on the dollar makes sense for NY, than he's foolish. AND, if he truly wants to win then that would be even more foolis.

    NOW, if it comes down to it.... And DEN is adamant they want Gallo.... Then Gallo-Walker plus 2 second round picks. That's the deal. Take Gallo or Chandler with that (plus Curry) and deal is done.

    They wont get Randolph though.

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    Originally Posted by nyk1986
    Not really if you factor in the case of this past summer of free agency. If these players "demand" a trade do these teams really want to deal with disgruntled stars? They might be forced to make a Pau Gasol type deal. It's not like both teams weren't compensated, when you deal an NBA star you might not always get similar pieces in return. That's the business side of the league, teams have to cut their losses.

    And just for good measure here's a 3 team deal. Gives the Nuggets cap relief and rid of JR Smith, the Knicks get Melo, and Toronto gets some more relief (while keeping their TPE)

    New York Trade Breakdown
    Change in Team Outlook: +8.2 ppg, -1.2 rpg, and +0.7 apg.

    <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Incoming Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Solomon Alabi
    7-1 from Florida State
    No games yet played in 2009-2010 </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Carmelo Anthony
    6-8 SF from Syracuse
    28.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.2 apg in 38.2 minutes </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Outgoing Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Eddy Curry
    6-11 C from Thornwood (HS)
    3.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.0 apg in 8.9 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Wilson Chandler
    6-8 SF from DePaul
    15.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.1 apg in 35.7 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Bill Walker
    6-6 SF from Kansas State
    1.0 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.4 apg in 3.7 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Andy Rautins
    6-4 from Syracuse
    No games yet played in 2009-2010</td> </tr> </tbody></table>


    Toronto Trade Breakdown
    Change in Team Outlook: +8.1 ppg, 0.0 rpg, and +1.4 apg.

    <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Incoming Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Andy Rautins
    6-4 from Syracuse
    No games yet played in 2009-2010 </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> J.R. Smith
    6-6 SG from St. Benedict's Prep (HS)
    15.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.4 apg in 27.7 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Renaldo Balkman
    6-7 SF from South Carolina
    1.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.5 apg in 7.0 minutes </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Outgoing Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Reggie Evans
    6-8 PF from Iowa
    3.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.3 apg in 11.1 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Marcus Banks
    6-2 PG from UNLV
    5.0 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 1.2 apg in 11.1 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Solomon Alabi
    7-1 from Florida State
    No games yet played in 2009-2010</td> </tr> </tbody></table>


    Denver Trade Breakdown
    Change in Team Outlook: -16.3 ppg, +1.2 rpg, and -2.1 apg.

    <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Incoming Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Eddy Curry
    6-11 C from Thornwood (HS)
    3.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.0 apg in 8.9 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Wilson Chandler
    6-8 SF from DePaul
    15.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.1 apg in 35.7 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Bill Walker
    6-6 SF from Kansas State
    1.0 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.4 apg in 3.7 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Reggie Evans
    6-8 PF from Iowa
    3.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.3 apg in 11.1 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Marcus Banks
    6-2 PG from UNLV
    5.0 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 1.2 apg in 11.1 minutes </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Outgoing Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Carmelo Anthony
    6-8 SF from Syracuse
    28.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.2 apg in 38.2 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> J.R. Smith
    6-6 SG from St. Benedict's Prep (HS)
    15.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.4 apg in 27.7 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Renaldo Balkman
    6-7 SF from South Carolina
    1.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.5 apg in 7.0 minutes</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

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    Dude, seriously, stay away from the trade checker at realgm. These trades you are proposing are just plain ridiculous. The Denver GM would never agree to these trades. The reasons you give are just wishful thinking.

    Need more proof?
    Denver Trade Breakdown
    Change in Team Outlook: -16.3 ppg

    Denver can deal with Chicago for Deng, Gibson, Johnson and some picks... or with New Jersey for Harris, the rookie and a couple of first rounders. Honestly, those are way better offers than anything the Knicks have right now. The only reason it hasnt happened is because Melo has refused to sign an extension. But come January, even if he refuses to sign an extension, a trade like that will go down if any of those teams are in the playoff hunt.

    BTW, the only way we get rid of Curry is to trade him to a team out of the playoffs in February who wants to shed a longer contract. If you think Denver is gonna take Curry you have to get a refund for that crack you're smoking bro.

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    Originally Posted by portega1968
    Dude, seriously, stay away from the trade checker at realgm. These trades you are proposing are just plain ridiculous. The Denver GM would never agree to these trades. The reasons you give are just wishful thinking.

    Need more proof?
    Denver Trade Breakdown
    Change in Team Outlook: -16.3 ppg

    Denver can deal with Chicago for Deng, Gibson, Johnson and some picks... or with New Jersey for Harris, the rookie and a couple of first rounders. Honestly, those are way better offers than anything the Knicks have right now. The only reason it hasnt happened is because Melo has refused to sign an extension. But come January, even if he refuses to sign an extension, a trade like that will go down if any of those teams are in the playoff hunt.

    BTW, the only way we get rid of Curry is to trade him to a team out of the playoffs in February who wants to shed a longer contract. If you think Denver is gonna take Curry you have to get a refund for that crack you're smoking bro.
    COSIGN............

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    NO team will give up a more attractive offer than NY w/out an extension for MELO.

    CHI is the lone exception.

    They would deal Deng (and his 50 million), James Johnson and probably a 1st round pick. They wont toss in Gibson though. Rose-Noah-Gibson is the foundation.

    NOW, is that more attractive than Chandler or Gallo, Walker, Jordan and 2 second rounders?

    I think the NYK offer is better b/c DEN doesn't have to committ to DENG and his 50 million.

    Melo has all the control. If he refuses to sign an extension with anyone but NYK, DEN's hands are tied. CHI would still offer up the aforementioned package so they could make a run at the title this year (Rose-Boozer-Melo-Noah-Gibson). They wont go that extra yeard tho (tossing in Taj).

    Why would NYJ rent Melo for 1 year? Same with Clippers? Or HOU?

    Of course, if Melo agrees to sign an extension.... all bets are off.

    I think the price would drop at the trade deadline.... not go up. NO TEAM would be willing to dump talent at that point. A contedning team might have assets to jettison at the time.... but who knows. Maybe Chandler or Gallo is playing well, and since they're cheap.... They are more valuable.

    I think WITHOUT an extentions, DEN would get more value now.... So that team renting his services get a full year out of him.

    Seriously, we know which teams will be "going for it" come Feb.... ORL, OKC, POR.... teams like that. Which one of them is giving up real talent to bring Melo in for 3 months?

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    this is the worst thread I have seen in years

    lets do this or that or this is going to happen or we should do this or that

    the media has you brain washed

    Stop falling for it.

    close thread.

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    ESPN reporting that Bulls may offer Noah instead of Deng because Denver is not interested in taking on the Luol's contract.

    Desperate move by Chicago; good centers are not that easy to find these days and giving up Noah could turn out to be as bad as when they gave up Oakley, even if it is for Carmelo.

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    Originally Posted by portega1968
    ESPN reporting that Bulls may offer Noah instead of Deng because Denver is not interested in taking on the Luol's contract.

    Desperate move by Chicago; good centers are not that easy to find these days and giving up Noah could turn out to be as bad as when they gave up Oakley, even if it is for Carmelo.
    i doubt they would do that. They dont want to give up noah as much as we dont want to give up Gallo. thats a HUGE building block for there future that they would be giving up.

    PG: Rose
    SG: Brewer
    SF: Deng
    PF: Boozer
    C: Noah

    Thats a possible Championship line up already.


    And I dont blame the Bulls, who thew hell want Loul Dengs contract? Why dont thety just trade Melo to the hornets for friggin Emeka Okafor!

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    im assuming kurt thomas would be the starting center if the bull traded noah.. wow.. and the backup pf if taj is included too...it sounds like a bunch of bs.....they would have to first get a third team involved because the salaries dont match..or wait to dec 15th and include kyle korver.. but still no bigs left other than bozer and dirty kurty

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    Originally Posted by nyk1986
    Not really if you factor in the case of this past summer of free agency. If these players "demand" a trade do these teams really want to deal with disgruntled stars? They might be forced to make a Pau Gasol type deal. It's not like both teams weren't compensated, when you deal an NBA star you might not always get similar pieces in return. That's the business side of the league, teams have to cut their losses.

    And just for good measure here's a 3 team deal. Gives the Nuggets cap relief and rid of JR Smith, the Knicks get Melo, and Toronto gets some more relief (while keeping their TPE)

    New York Trade Breakdown
    Change in Team Outlook: +8.2 ppg, -1.2 rpg, and +0.7 apg.

    <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Incoming Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Solomon Alabi
    7-1 from Florida State
    No games yet played in 2009-2010 </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Carmelo Anthony
    6-8 SF from Syracuse
    28.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.2 apg in 38.2 minutes </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Outgoing Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Eddy Curry
    6-11 C from Thornwood (HS)
    3.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.0 apg in 8.9 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Wilson Chandler
    6-8 SF from DePaul
    15.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.1 apg in 35.7 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Bill Walker
    6-6 SF from Kansas State
    1.0 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.4 apg in 3.7 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Andy Rautins
    6-4 from Syracuse
    No games yet played in 2009-2010</td> </tr> </tbody></table>


    Toronto Trade Breakdown
    Change in Team Outlook: +8.1 ppg, 0.0 rpg, and +1.4 apg.

    <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Incoming Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Andy Rautins
    6-4 from Syracuse
    No games yet played in 2009-2010 </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> J.R. Smith
    6-6 SG from St. Benedict's Prep (HS)
    15.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.4 apg in 27.7 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Renaldo Balkman
    6-7 SF from South Carolina
    1.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.5 apg in 7.0 minutes </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Outgoing Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Reggie Evans
    6-8 PF from Iowa
    3.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.3 apg in 11.1 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Marcus Banks
    6-2 PG from UNLV
    5.0 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 1.2 apg in 11.1 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Solomon Alabi
    7-1 from Florida State
    No games yet played in 2009-2010</td> </tr> </tbody></table>


    Denver Trade Breakdown
    Change in Team Outlook: -16.3 ppg, +1.2 rpg, and -2.1 apg.

    <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Incoming Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Eddy Curry
    6-11 C from Thornwood (HS)
    3.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.0 apg in 8.9 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Wilson Chandler
    6-8 SF from DePaul
    15.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.1 apg in 35.7 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Bill Walker
    6-6 SF from Kansas State
    1.0 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.4 apg in 3.7 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Reggie Evans
    6-8 PF from Iowa
    3.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.3 apg in 11.1 minutes </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> Marcus Banks
    6-2 PG from UNLV
    5.0 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 1.2 apg in 11.1 minutes </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <table class="breakdowntable" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col">Outgoing Players</th> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Carmelo Anthony
    6-8 SF from Syracuse
    28.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.2 apg in 38.2 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td class="even"> J.R. Smith
    6-6 SG from St. Benedict's Prep (HS)
    15.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.4 apg in 27.7 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="photo"> </td> <td> Renaldo Balkman
    6-7 SF from South Carolina
    1.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.5 apg in 7.0 minutes</td> </tr> </tbody></table>




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    LEVE OUT BALKMAN...he is a bumb and sucked as a Knick, I would play Landry Fields as a starter before giving Balkman minutes as a Knick.

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    Originally Posted by Paul1355
    Look I would give Randolph or Gallo for Melo with Curry another decent player and some 2nd round picks....BUT If he is going to honestly become a baby about this and say we are taking too long, then I really don't care where the hell this guy goes.

    We don't need guys like this on our team.

    Which is the only reason why I could be hesitant with Rudy because of how he is handling his contract situation.

    BUT no doubt having Rudy and Melo here would make us have a stellar lineup but most of this game is chemistry followed by confidence and without chemistry, your players lose confidence. And we can't dump everyone for Melo and Rudy.

    SO with that in mind, let's just try to get a third team involved. We have to try and trade Wilson Chandler for a 1st round pick and then ship that pick to Portland to get Rudy. With Rudy we atleast can give up Gallo or Randolph and not worry about Melo possibly playing out of position at the 2.

    Without Rudy, let's just put a good deal on the table for Melo. One of those "take it or leave it" deals. Gallo or Randolph with Curry, 2014 1st round pick, and two 2nd round picks.
    No disrespect, but I stopped reading this where I bolded.

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    Yea Paul's all gaga over Melo. I don't understand it either.

    Paul, you really do not see how much you are over-valuing Melo.. He is not worth all of that.

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    Originally Posted by Speak3asy
    No disrespect, but I stopped reading this where I bolded.
    What is a better team...

    Felton
    Chandler
    Melo
    Amare
    Turiaf

    OR

    Felton
    Chandler
    Gallo
    Amare
    Turiaf

    Tell me and be honest.

    You have to understand that if the Bulls get him, we won't see a chamipnship for a LONG time....how could be beat a Heat or Bulls team with all the talent? And the Magic and Bucks etc.

    We need another super star and Melo would put us over the hump to be a dominate team in the East right under the Heat.

    I would hesitate to trade Gallo right away, but if he starts off this year throwing up bricks with bad shot selection and not being aggressive, then we should trade him. We don't need Andrea Bargani 2.0 who needs years to develope, we need results now.

    We have a chance to get Melo.

    Also understand this....if Chris Paul sees a team of Amare and Melo in NY, he will aboard the ship.

    Now on the other hand, I think Gallo could be a great player, but it is all in his head. He mentally needs to act like the scoring go to guy and want to take over games like he did against the Nuggets when He and Melo did that scoring battle.

    I would wait and see how Gallo starts off the season. And I think Randolph can be thebetter all around all star but he has been hurt in both years of his NBA career, so I would only trade him because of his injury past possibly creeping up again.

    For now we wait and see. If Melo wants to come here, and we have a chance to get him for not tooo much, we should do it without thinking twice.

    You NY fans have to stop hoping and praying that Gallo winds up to be Dirk over night, it might take him a couple more years, and we deserve results now.

    If everyone clicks and starts to improve their growth quickly (Gallo, Randolph, Chandler, Douglas, Walker, Mozgov)...then we can have great team without Melo.

    But Melo is the sure bet to be great right now in his prime. With Amare, Melo will always be open for buckets, something he doesn't usually have being the main man in Denver.

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    Originally Posted by ronoranina
    Yea Paul's all gaga over Melo. I don't understand it either.

    Paul, you really do not see how much you are over-valuing Melo.. He is not worth all of that.
    He is a top 10 player in the NBA and Gallo+Curry+1st round pick+maybe Walker...is nothing for a super star.

    THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES THAT HE WILL SIGN WITH US NEXT YEAR IN FREE AGENCY!

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