We have two options to get Carmelo Anthony.
The first option would be the ''Gut the team for Melo'' option, we'll call that option A. Option A would firstly include a trade for a first round pick, which Walsh is confident he can get.
ESPNís Chris Sheridan reported yesterday that Donnie Walsh has a deal on the table to acquire a first round pick in the 2011 draft.
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More than likely it will be a deal for our SF Wilson Chandler. Denver is known to want a first round pick. With that established, we then go down the checklist. Salary cap relief. The expiring contract of Eddy curry plays an important role in this method. Half of Eddy's contract is already paid, That means even if we trade him now, while his salary might count as 11M on the taking team's cap in trade, that team would only owe him 5.5M outright in paychecks! (Trade Kicker would add an additional what 800K.
So we trade Curry to a team, we take 11M back, that team gets an 11M expiring on their cap, YET THAT OWNER only owes FatCurry 6.3M DOLLARS OUT OF POCKET
Next on the checklist, Melo has to agree to an extenion with the team he wants to go to.
According to a source familiar with the situation, Walsh has been motivated by information from Lee, a Knicks season-ticket-holder, that Anthony's first choice is far and away the Knicks. According to the source, Anthony has had several conversations in recent weeks with Lee, who has in turn informed Knicks brass of Anthony's feelings.
"Carmelo definitely, 100 percent wants to be a Knick," the source said.
Lee does not work for the organization, so the talks are not considered tampering.
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Ok, next, Denver wants a marketable player and they want to remain competitive moving forward. This is the hard part, Gutting the team. At this point, we give them, forward, Danillo Gallinari, who had a good showing aginst denver last year; we also include Tony douglas (i dont think billups will be in denvers future when Ty Lawson breaks out); we also would need to sweeten the deal with Landry Fields or Andy Routins (if denver is interested)
I think this would be enough to land us Carmelo Anthony.
This would leave our team without 'fan favorite' Gallo, whom will soon be forgotten as Melo plays the same position. Also without Tony Defense Douglas which would be a part of the price you pay for a superstar, Wilson Chandler, who has had a pretty good preseason and a rookie.
The New Yor Knicks would have a roster similar to this.
with a very weak bench.
I would be satisfied with this result ONLY IF IT WAS OUR LAST OPTION.
Wait it out. Melo made it quite clear where he wants to be. Melo also knows that he can just walk after the season is over. He knows he holds the keys because he has to agree to an extension. He has said he wants to go to NY or Chicago. With Chicago resigning Noah, the Knicks are a front runner for Melo. Regardless of what reports may say. His wife LaLa (an MTV VJ) who works in NYC also is a huge Knicks fan. Melo.....DO WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
2011-2012 Knicks with Option B
Ray Felton - Tony Douglas
Klenna Azubuike - Wilson Chandler - Landry Fields
Carmelo Anthony - Danilo Gallinari - Bill Walker
Amare Stoudemire - Anthony Randolph
Timofey Mozgov - Ronni Turiaff
2011-2012 East finals....Knicks vs. Heat
Knicks in 6....one can only dream.
We could just do this....Dec 15th
SAN ANTONIO SPURS RECIEVE
DENVER NUGGETS RECIEVE
Draft rights to Jerome Jordan
2011 Spurs first round pick
2014 Knicks first round pick
2011 Warriors Second Round pick
2012 Knicks Second round pick
2011 Celtics Second round pick (Nate Robinson deal)
2013 Knicks Second Round Pick
NEW YORK KNICKS RECIEVE
2011 Spurs Second round pick
That way we keep Gallo, Nuggets get young talent, lots of draft picks, and Expiring contracts.
If we go big
PG: Raymond Felton
SG: Carmelo Anthony
SF: Danilo Gallinari
PF: Amare Stoudemire
C: Timofey Mozgav
if we go small
and to nyk_nyk,
Thats the point. Hes an Expiring contract and he also might be a great player. Its no risk to the knicks because hes leaving next year anyways and for the Nuggets, if he sucks, his contract expires at the end of the year.
If they trade Melo now, isn't their season lost anyway? I mean, they're going to be one of the worst teams in the league when they get rid of Melo. What are they salvaging by getting rid of Melo now?
Plus, they will try and dump everybody else in a total rebuild. I would say that will be more of a distraction to the remaining players because it will be more personal.
If they are going to be one of the worst teams by trading Melo then don't you think they rather do it now rather than possibly getting off to a good start to only become a mediocre team. Coaching staffs don't like to have to answer these type of questions during the season. They'd rather be focused on trying to win games.
LMAO at spike Lee, Who Knows? But it looks like we are gonna get him.
If we can keep Toney Douglas I'd be really happy. Too bad with all this going on TD didn't slow down his game (so he's hold back his value)...i think with all the new guys we have, its hard for anyone to gauge a trade with us. This preseason is whats the determining factor on who goes. Sadly who shines aside from STAT and Felton can be goners
My point is that Denver is being smarter than The Cavs were last year, they assumed all along Lebron would be back simply if they had a great season, plus they assumed Lebron viewed Clevland as home....they of course were wrong!!!!
So Denver knows that it would be dumb to sit on him knowing that there is a really good chance at losing him....plus Melo is a major distraction right now for them.
You're right they will suck if Melo leaves but they arent Finals bound with him this year anyways and they will suck just as bad (if not worst with the other players who will leave them next summer) next season, better to get something out of it....call it damage control!
"I'd Rather Melo shoot with 3 men on him than Jefferies shotting wide open"
-Jeff Van Gundy
A rebuild is imminent for Denver. No point prolonging the pain.
IF Melo came here as a FA then we would have a solid, VERY solid team with a great bench and I think Gallo would be ten times better as a bench player, same with Chandler.
The problem is that from the Nugget's perspective, i think Melo signs with the Knicks as a FA being a probable 5%....the Nuggets will have to get something for Melo and they would trade with the Knicks just to end the saga.
We would give up Gallo, Chandler, and maybe Randolph to get 1st round picks....I dont see us trading young guys in Fields or Douglas...that would be foolish for Denver because they don't know what to expect from rookies and we know they are good so I think Donnie will try to avoid trading smart guys like Fields and hustlers like Douglas.
"The Knicks are back" - Amare
I think 'Melo prefers to be traded. The people in Denver love him. If he do a LeBron and walk away without giving something back. Well, Let's say he doesn't want to be hated like LeBron.