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    Not sure how accurate/true this is but here it is:


    Carmelo Anthony will finally meet face-to-face with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov over All-Star weekend, sources tell ESPN.com.
    The Nuggets are encouraging Anthony to meet with Prokhorov because they covet Derrick Favors more than any other player mentioned. But the Nets will only trade for Anthony if he is willing to sign an extension, so this meeting is significant. Prokhorov has a steep task ahead of him -- convincing Anthony that playing in Newark/Brooklyn with Brook Lopez is better than playing in Madison Square Garden with Amare Stoudemire. For now, Melo's most likely destination is New Jersey or New York. ESPN notes that the Mavs and Rockets appear to be pulling out.
    Source: ESPN.com 2/17/2011 6:15:00 P

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    Still can't see the guy signing with a team, which will be ultimately dismantled, that couldn't beat a Knicks team that didn't have Amar'e.

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    They can have all the meetings they want but it all comes down to one thing. Is Melo desperate enough to not lose the 15 mil or so that he would be willing to sign an extension with the nets or nuggets. If so then let it be because he is all about the money and not winning championships. The Knicks are an organization that is getting better, The Nets and Denver is on the decline.

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    Originally Posted by Dario8676
    They can have all the meetings they want but it all comes down to one thing. Is Melo desperate enough to not lose the 15 mil or so that he would be willing to sign an extension with the nets or nuggets. If so then let it be because he is all about the money and not winning championships. The Knicks are an organization that is getting better, The Nets and Denver is on the decline.
    Melo doesn't owe us anything,He already has entertained the notion of being traded and he does want what's due to him by playing at a superstar level. Why would he miss out on 15million so the Knicks' can keep Gallo,or Wilson? Basically what we are saying to Melo is that we don't think you are good enough with Amare to win us a championship and we value our role players higher. I don't blame Melo for a thing, if this deal isn't done Donnie Walsh failed and should be fired. He has already costed us 3 1st rounders(Hill included) and his plan will have failed.

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    Originally Posted by Knicksfansince92
    Melo doesn't owe us anything,He already has entertained the notion of being traded and he does want what's due to him by playing at a superstar level. Why would he miss out on 15million so the Knicks' can keep Gallo,or Wilson? Basically what we are saying to Melo is that we don't think you are good enough with Amare to win us a championship and we value our role players higher. I don't blame Melo for a thing, if this deal isn't done Donnie Walsh failed and should be fired. He has already costed us 3 1st rounders(Hill included) and his plan will have failed.
    So if the Knicks don't get Melo you are going to say that Walsh should be fired because he wasn't willing to give up his entire starting lineup and their 6th man? That's is ridiculous. If it wasn't for Walsh in the first place we would have this cap room for Melo. The Knicks haven't been a playoff bound team in nearly ten years, and finally thx to him we have a great chance to make the playoffs this year for the first time in forever and you want his head.

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    Originally Posted by Dario8676
    So if the Knicks don't get Melo you are going to say that Walsh should be fired because he wasn't willing to give up his entire starting lineup and their 6th man? That's is ridiculous. If it wasn't for Walsh in the first place we would have this cap room for Melo. The Knicks haven't been a playoff bound team in nearly ten years, and finally thx to him we have a great chance to make the playoffs this year for the first time in forever and you want his head.

    The last trade they offered was pretty fair. Walsh should of immediately countered with the same offer minus Mosgov and I bet they would have done it. All of you guys on here that think we're going to get Melo and Billups for Chandler, a pick, and Curry's contract are smoking crack. We're going to have to give to get and I think Walsh is severely overplaying his hand and risking the future of our team just to save us some role players that wouldn't even be starters on serious contenders teams. Yes, we might not get out of the first round this season but who knows if we would with our current squad...we're still a team rebuilding. Melo meeting with PokeandRob is letting everyone know that the Nets are REALLY back in play and he's tired of all this crap. We might of already lost Melo by overplaying our hand.

    Denver wants nothing to do with Chandler as well. To me this starting lineup doesn't look too shabby:

    Billups
    Fields
    Melo
    Stat
    Turiaf

    Bench
    Chandler
    Williams
    Douglas
    Azibuke (he's almost better and practically is a starter)

    If you don't think we can't at least keep up our current play with that roster, then you're crazy. On top of that we will almost guarantee that another max player will want to come play here by midseseason next year as well for our "real" playoff run. This year honestly doesn't mean crap....We need to look towards the future.

    All in all I think Donnie is going to end up messing this thing up and we're going to lose Melo, just wait and see. I hope you guys are happy with being a mediocre team just because we weren't willing to part with average players to add another superstar. Some people blow my mind.
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    Originally Posted by KingofNy
    The last trade they offered was pretty fair. Walsh should of immediately countered with the same offer minus Mosgov and I bet they would have done it. All of you guys on here that think we're going to get Melo and Billups for Chandler, a pick, and Curry's contract are smoking crack. We're going to have to give to get and I think Walsh is severely overplaying his hand and risking the future of our team just to get out of the first round this season even though we're still a team rebuilding. Melo meeting with PokeandRob is letting everyone know that the Nets are REALLY back in play and he's tired of all this crap. We might of already lost Melo by overplaying our hand.

    Denver wants nothing to do with Chandler as well. To me this starting lineup doesn't look too shabby:

    Billups
    Fields
    Melo
    Stat
    Turiaf

    If you don't think we can't at least keep up our current play with that roster, then you're crazy. On top of that we will almost guarantee that another max player will want to come play here by midseseason next year as well for our "real" playoff run. This year honestly doesn't mean crap....We need to look towards the future.

    All in all I think Donnie is going to end up messing this thing up and we're going to lose Melo, just wait and see. I hope you guys are happy with being a mediocre team just because we weren't willing to part with average players to add another superstar. Some people blow my mind.
    The lowest proposed trade we ever heard from Denver was they wanted Felton, Galo, (3rd Starter) Assuming Fields, 1st Rd Pick, Curry and possibly Chandler... It never got lower than that, and in my eyes that is not a fair trade because of the 3rd starter nonsense they threw in.. The bottom line is they don't want to give Melo what he wants and send him to the Knicks. They rather take a mediocre Nets package just to spite Melo and the NY Knick fans.

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    Originally Posted by Dario8676
    So if the Knicks don't get Melo you are going to say that Walsh should be fired because he wasn't willing to give up his entire starting lineup and their 6th man? That's is ridiculous. If it wasn't for Walsh in the first place we would have this cap room for Melo. The Knicks haven't been a playoff bound team in nearly ten years, and finally thx to him we have a great chance to make the playoffs this year for the first time in forever and you want his head.
    Are you a ****ing Idiot, We get one year in the playoffs and you are clamoring over Donnie Walsh who hasn't done ****!!! Only 3 players had big contracts running into the 2011 season J.Crawford,ZBO,Eddy Curry all would have became expering, So we could have easily freed up cap for Carmelo.

    We had a lineup of
    Marbury/Nate/Jamal
    Jamal/Qrich/nate
    Qrich/Chandler/Balkman
    Zbo/David Lee/Jerome James
    Curry/Zbo/Lee

    We could have easily made 2 playoff trips those years we tanked and have shipped our soon to be expering contracts. Marbury 20mil expering could have neted us someone.

    Donnie Walsh hasn't done **** but clear space that would have been clear, He didn't get Amare, Amare already was rumored to either come here or Miami. We just threw more $, he didn't scout Fields, his team told him to go after Fields after our two guys were gone D.Walsh is even quoted saying he knows little of Fields after he got drafted just that he played 4 years pro and has a 39' vert.

    So what has Donnie Walsh done?
    If Melo isn't here he failed 3 years in a row just like Isiah failed, What one playoffs got you hyped we made the playoffs with Marbury, so what are you saying?

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    Originally Posted by Knicksfansince92
    Melo doesn't owe us anything,He already has entertained the notion of being traded and he does want what's due to him by playing at a superstar level. Why would he miss out on 15million so the Knicks' can keep Gallo,or Wilson? Basically what we are saying to Melo is that we don't think you are good enough with Amare to win us a championship and we value our role players higher. I don't blame Melo for a thing, if this deal isn't done Donnie Walsh failed and should be fired. He has already costed us 3 1st rounders(Hill included) and his plan will have failed.
    I totally agree. Melo probably feels disrespected today that we wouldn't pull the trigger on that last deal. Walsh is severely overplaying his hand and it's going to cost us more than Melo... It's going to cost us a third star and the future of our organization. Some fans here are soooo happy to make the playoffs for the first time in forever that they are blinded by the "truth" behind all this. The truth that Melo will bring other stars and role players and that we're going to have to get rid of those same players anyways to make room for the next max contract. Makes no sense... NONE AT ALL! Stephen A. Smith was dead right, MELO OR BUST AT ALL COSTS!

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    Originally Posted by Knicksfansince92
    Are you a ****ing Idiot, We get one year in the playoffs and you are clamoring over Donnie Walsh who hasn't done ****!!! Only 3 players had big contracts running into the 2011 season J.Crawford,ZBO,Eddy Curry all would have became expering, So we could have easily freed up cap for Carmelo.

    We had a lineup of
    Marbury/Nate/Jamal
    Jamal/Qrich/nate
    Qrich/Chandler/Balkman
    Zbo/David Lee/Jerome James
    Curry/Zbo/Lee

    We could have easily made 2 playoff trips those years we tanked and have shipped our soon to be expering contracts. Marbury 20mil expering could have neted us someone.

    Donnie Walsh hasn't done **** but clear space that would have been clear, He didn't get Amare, Amare already was rumored to either come here or Miami. We just threw more $, he didn't scout Fields, his team told him to go after Fields after our two guys were gone D.Walsh is even quoted saying he knows little of Fields after he got drafted just that he played 4 years pro and has a 39' vert.

    So what has Donnie Walsh done?
    If Melo isn't here he failed 3 years in a row just like Isiah failed, What one playoffs got you hyped we made the playoffs with Marbury, so what are you saying?
    You are an idiot.. could have, should have.... Isah Thomas sunk this franchise to the ground and put us so over the cap it's not funny. If it wasn't for Walsh we wouldn't even be discussing this Melo trade talk because the Knicks wouldn't have the cap room to bring him in.

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    Originally Posted by Dario8676
    The lowest proposed trade we ever heard from Denver was they wanted Felton, Galo, (3rd Starter) Assuming Fields, 1st Rd Pick, Curry and possibly Chandler... It never got lower than that, and in my eyes that is not a fair trade because of the 3rd starter nonsense they threw in.. The bottom line is they don't want to give Melo what he wants and send him to the Knicks. They rather take a mediocre Nets package just to spite Melo and the NY Knick fans.
    It did get lower than that. They just offered us the following trade and it was turned down:

    Felton
    Gallo
    Mosgov
    Curry
    1st

    for

    Billups and Gallo.

    We are dumb for not taking that offer. Seriously dumb. If Melo isn't annoyed enough over our willingness to part with our role players, this one will take the cake. Expect Melo to go to NJ after meeting with pokeandrob this weekend. Walsh overplayed his hand and us as fans are going to be the victims. Not only is Walsh going to be labeled a failure after losing Melo, but Isiah will be back in charge next season, just wait and see. The chips are all falling into place. I hope people are happy being mediocre, because that's the best we'll be... a .500 team.

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    Originally Posted by KingofNy
    It did get lower than that. They just offered us the following trade and it was turned down:

    Felton
    Gallo
    Mosgov
    Curry
    1st

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    Billups and Gallo.

    We are dumb for not taking that offer. Seriously dumb.
    I never heard that trade proposal, but if they did offer that then they are dumb for not taking that, we don't know anything to be true though. So many rumors, who knows these days...

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    Originally Posted by Dario8676
    You are an idiot.. could have, should have.... Isah Thomas sunk this franchise to the ground and put us so over the cap it's not funny. If it wasn't for Walsh we wouldn't even be discussing this Melo trade talk because the Knicks wouldn't have the cap room to bring him in.
    Read what I wrote dick, are you retarded

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    Originally Posted by Knicksfansince92
    Read what I wrote dick, are you retarded
    I read your dumb response and you are lost. I don't listen to idiots who don't know what they are talking about

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    Our ace in the hole is Amare.

    Remember, this is still about him, Melo and possibly Paul. Trust and believe Amare is keeping Melo hip to all Walsh's and den doing.

    Melo should calm down. No way Walsh is not trying to get him. Or D'antoni for that matter. This would be easily the best player D'antoni has ever coached, think he does not want him? But they also wanna keep Gallo. That's what this is about. Not Fields, not Chandler, Gallo. Knicks will reluctantly give up Fields and Chandler and get Melo.

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