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Thread: Carmelo Anthony Prepared To Sign As A FA

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    Rumor Carmelo Anthony Prepared To Sign As A FA

    Carmelo Anthony Prepared To Sign As A FA

    Several sources close to Carmelo Anthony tell Chris Broussard that he is willing to play out the season and sign in New York as a free agent next summer, feeling that he can make up lost salary through endorsements.

    With the belief that Anthony will end up signing with the Knicks growing, teams may back off their pursuit of the All-Star forward.

    "Sources also say sentiment around the league that Anthony will sign with New York is so strong that many teams that have been willing to trade for Anthony as a rental are now reconsidering," Broussard writes.


    The Rockets are thought to be a prime candidate to rent Anthony but if the team feels its chances of convincing him to sign an extension to stay in Houston are slim, it will not make a substantial offer to Denver.

    Sources tell Broussard that the Knicks' timetable for trading Anthony Randolph may be pushed back by about one week with the Nets pulling out of trade discussions to acquire Anthony.

    Minnesota and Indiana are the likeliest destinations for Randolph because both teams have an available first-round pick that the Knicks can use in a trade for Anthony.

    But the Nuggets may be interested in taking Randolph for themselves.



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    Now that! is sensational news.

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    Yea I posted a piece of this in the other thread last night after the loss. I've been telling people stop losing their heads over this situation.

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    Anthony isn't stupid. He knows if NY has to gut the roster to get him, then the odds to win a title next season decreases significantly. The advantage Felton-Amare-Melo would have over Bosh-Wade-Lebron would be the supporting cast.

    Felton
    Fields
    Anthony
    Chandler
    Amar'e

    This starting 5 would give MD what he had in SA. A PG to run the SSOL. A defensive-mided SG who will hit a 3 here and there, rebound and do the dirty work. Amar'e fills the Amar'e role. Chandler does what Marion was asked to do. Then he gets Anthony. A dream to compliment the spacing. Something PHO never had.

    Felton may not be as good as Nash, but make no mistake... The 2011 NYK team would be better than any PHO had under MD. Amar'e 2011 is better than Stoudemire of PHO days. Anthony gives the SSOL something PHO never had. All-Star quality wing player.

    Felton-Stoudemire run the P-&-R. Defense decides what to do. Who to stop.

    Gallo-Williams-Turiaf-Douglas off the bench. Walker-Mozgov-Jordan-Rautins in development?

    WOW!

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    I want Melo now so my season isnt doomed

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    If i'm Melo, I stay in Denver and walk at the end of this season. %%$#$ them

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    I'm sure Melo doesn't want to leave Denver with nothing, however Denver's unwillingness to deal for anything less than a near complete young team and enough picks to cap it off is ridiculous, and not Anthony's fault.

    Stuff them I'm say, play out the season in Denver.

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    Yes and no. I have an interest to keep Landry Field on the team. The rest, except Stat and Ray, is for sale. I don't have any interest in keeping Wilson Chandler once we get Melo. I would do a Chandler and/or Gallinari + Curry + filler right away. Denver doesn't buy it? Wait to the FA. But... we should keep pushing until trade deadline just in case.

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    Originally Posted by Markutis
    Yes and no. I have an interest to keep Landry Field on the team. The rest, except Stat and Ray, is for sale. I don't have any interest in keeping Wilson Chandler once we get Melo. I would do a Chandler and/or Gallinari + Curry + filler right away. Denver doesn't buy it? Wait to the FA. But... we should keep pushing until trade deadline just in case.
    You are right. Who is to say that Carmelo is still going to want to come to our team if we don't trade for him now? People change over time and with the way we've been playing lately who knows if he really still wants to come here anyways. I say if we can get him now, lets do it. As long as we don't trade our core, I'm good with it.

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    This is great news!!!

    Now all Carmelo has to do is grow 7 ft tall, become a rebounder shot blocking Center!!! Just playing.

    Hey, this report could really help us squeeze Denver like they tried to squeeze New Jersey, at this point, lets offer them Curry,Azzy and Randolph (let them trade handle trading him for a pick) for Melo, why do they do this, because at this point they are losing him for nothing, so cap relief and Randolph sure beats what Clev got for Lebron.

    Heres the problem, we can't afford to give Melo a Max Contract this off season, so he must really have a love jones for NY.

    Ok Melo stays in Denver this season and hits the market this summer

    Then Lets say the cap comes in at 59 million dollars and sign Wilson to the Qualifying offer, then we are left with 13 million to spend....then we have to factor in the 1.5 million dollars for our first rounder, leaving 11.5 million dollars to spend on a FA.

    Now assuming we can trade Randolph for a future pick (which now becomes critical at this point), then we are left about 14 million to spend.

    So I know Melo is counting on endoursements to get his money, but this is about 20 million or so on the table.

    Felton/Douglas/Rautins
    Wilson/Feilds
    Melo/Godson/Walker
    Stat/Wilson
    Tariaf/Stat/Mozgov

    50-32 squad. Not the instant Title Contender people think.

    But we would have a ton of cap in 2012....we'll see!

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    Originally Posted by KingofNy
    You are right. Who is to say that Carmelo is still going to want to come to our team if we don't trade for him now? People change over time and with the way we've been playing lately who knows if he really still wants to come here anyways. I say if we can get him now, lets do it. As long as we don't trade our core, I'm good with it.
    Either that or he wants this because he realizes that coming to NY if NY has to trade its best 3 players wouldn't be good enough to beat the Miami Heat or the Boston Celtics, which are basically the teams that Anthony realizes he's going to have to beat if he wants a shot at the NBA Championship

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    Originally Posted by SSj4Wingzero
    Either that or he wants this because he realizes that coming to NY if NY has to trade its best 3 players wouldn't be good enough to beat the Miami Heat or the Boston Celtics, which are basically the teams that Anthony realizes he's going to have to beat if he wants a shot at the NBA Championship
    Yea he knows we're still going to need pieces to succeed. You are right. He is basically working for us now IMO. I think he's trying to diminish Denver's asking price so he'll still have a squad together when he gets here. I think the main reason he didn't want to go to the Nets is because they were going to guy their team to get him. He would end up in the same situation he's in there in Denver...

    Don't fall for these reports, he wants to sign the extension and move here this season. It's going to happen before the deadline, trust me. It's just going to go down to the very last second and Denver's not going to be happy with what they get but at least they'll get something. I bet you they'll be regretting not taking our initial offer.

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    Originally Posted by mafra
    Anthony isn't stupid. He knows if NY has to gut the roster to get him, then the odds to win a title next season decreases significantly. The advantage Felton-Amare-Melo would have over Bosh-Wade-Lebron would be the supporting cast.

    Felton
    Fields
    Anthony
    Chandler
    Amar'e

    This starting 5 would give MD what he had in SA. A PG to run the SSOL. A defensive-mided SG who will hit a 3 here and there, rebound and do the dirty work. Amar'e fills the Amar'e role. Chandler does what Marion was asked to do. Then he gets Anthony. A dream to compliment the spacing. Something PHO never had.

    Felton may not be as good as Nash, but make no mistake... The 2011 NYK team would be better than any PHO had under MD. Amar'e 2011 is better than Stoudemire of PHO days. Anthony gives the SSOL something PHO never had. All-Star quality wing player.

    Felton-Stoudemire run the P-&-R. Defense decides what to do. Who to stop.

    Gallo-Williams-Turiaf-Douglas off the bench. Walker-Mozgov-Jordan-Rautins in development?

    WOW!

    Keep Gallo in the starting line-up...


    Trade Walker, Chandler and Anthony for a legit big man . We do not need Chandler. He is a poor mans Arizia.

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    Originally Posted by skisloper
    Keep Gallo in the starting line-up...


    Trade Walker, Chandler and Anthony for a legit big man . We do not need Chandler. He is a poor mans Arizia.
    That's the key. If Melo waits until free agency then the Knicks can make a run at a legit BIG.

    Sign and trade for Melo in the offseason. Draft picks plus Walker.

    Then, sign and trade Chandler for Marc Gasol or DeAndre Jordan.

    Felton
    Fields
    Anthony
    Amar'e
    Gasol

    Gallo (6th man, who plays starter minutes over Fields), Turiaf, Williams, Douglas. There's our 9-man rotation.

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    Originally Posted by mafra
    That's the key. If Melo waits until free agency then the Knicks can make a run at a legit BIG.

    Sign and trade for Melo in the offseason. Draft picks plus Walker.

    Then, sign and trade Chandler for Marc Gasol or DeAndre Jordan.

    Felton
    Fields
    Anthony
    Amar'e
    Gasol

    Gallo (6th man, who plays starter minutes over Fields), Turiaf, Williams, Douglas. There's our 9-man rotation.

    it will be hard for us to keep gallo.. if we get melo and a big like gasol

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    I don't think we need to be wasting assets on Gasol. We don't need such a good C when we have Amar'e and Melo on our team, instead why not go after a guy like Samuel Dalembert who's obviously not as good as Gasol but is a good shot-blocker, rebounder, and defender. It'd give us that inside presence we need rebounding-wise and defense-wise and Dalembert can also get the occasional alleyoop.

    Felton
    Fields
    Melo
    Amar'e
    Dalembert

    is a solid starting lineup. We might be able to get Dalembert if we trade away some of our crappier cheap assets (Rautins, Walker) because the Kings would be all too happy to accept some players who are under team control with small salaries

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