Dolan might've actually came thru for us.. who woulda thought..
Dolan might've actually came thru for us.. who woulda thought..
incaracaratebob said denver wanted felton, galo, chandler, curry, and a 1st but walsh didnt bite..hmmmmmmm..
if thats true then what the hell does he want to give up? jesus christ do you wanna do an even swap between bill walker and carmelo?
isnt felton leaving in 2012 anyway? is it galo?
idk maybe walsh wants to keep his cool til the very end and walk away with a steal
we're talking to the Kings about Dalembert if we cant get carmelo...what the hell would we do with a C/PF?
Hayato, it makes me scratch my head too how the Knicks could pass up on a deal like that if it was true what was reported. What exactly do the Knicks expect to give up in a trade for Carmelo? We're going to lose Wilson and Anthony Randolph anyway if we wait to sign him this summer, isn't Gallinari worth the price for the guarantee of getting Carmelo in a Knicks uniform and have him a few months early for another year's playoff run? I don't see how Danilo will ever realize his full potential playing with STAT and Carmelo anyway, there won't be enough scoring opportunities for him. His value will never be higher than it is now if we make this deal.
Last report I read was
Fields, Gallo, Mozgov, Felton, Chandler and a 1st rounder.
As much as we want Melo would anyone do that this trade for Melo and Billups ?
If that report was accurate how do the Knicks pass up on the chance to get Carmelo Anthony and still hold onto Landry and Timo? Maybe Berman's report was right, who knows. That would explain why the Knicks are hedging at least.
I agree, any trade where we can keep Landry Fields to get Melo is a no brainer. I think people are sleeping on the impact Chauncey Billups could have as well. He is still playing at a very high level, I have no doubts his stats would get a bump playing in this speedball system too, and his assist numbers would definitely go up playing with STAT and Melo.
I bet we turned it down because Gallo is in the trade.. That report about Gallo holding up the trade is probably legit
If Dolan spoke to Melo already I'm pretty sure he broke down all the options to him. Letting him know that we want him and this is where he belongs. Now I hope he explained to him the situation from our standpoint that gutting our team won't be beneficial to him in the future and that we are trying to get a reasonable deal done. The Nuggets think that they can get what they want, well guess what it's not going to happen. But emphasize that Melo has become our priority.
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The newspaper also reported that the executives of the Knicks and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] were set to hold a conference call on Friday afternoon to discuss a deal involving Anthony, who has been the subject of trade rumors to the Knicks and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] for the past several months.
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Earlier Friday, the Bergen (N.J.) Record reported the Nuggets and Nets had agreed on players in a trade for Anthony, but needed to get Anthony to agree to sign a three-year, $65 million extension to seal the deal.
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But sources told ESPN.com on Thursday night not all of those picks would wind up in Denver's hands. At least one of the first-rounders is earmarked to be packaged with Murphy to a third team -- either in this trade or in a separate deal -- because the Nuggets have maintained for months that they're unwilling to absorb Murphy's $12 million expiring contract for luxury-tax reasons.
Thursday night, ESPN.com reported that sources close to the situation said the Nuggets were operating under the assumption that Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and Anthony would meet face-to-face at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.
A Nets spokeswoman told The Associated Press that Prokhorov had not changed his mind about trading for Anthony. Last month, he announced that his team was done chasing a deal for the Nuggets' All-Star.
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Anthony added: "I know this is the All-Star week but it's also a big week for me as far as having some knowledge about my situation."
He said he would like to have "something up in stone before I leave here this weekend" and he might "not get any more sleep for the next four or five days."
Asked whether he wants to meet directly with his suitors before making a deal, Anthony said: "I think, with anything in business, you want to sit and look in a person's eyes. Whether it's Prokhorov or it's Dolan, whether it's [[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] owner Jerry] Buss, the third team that just came out last week. Whoever it is, you want to sit and have eye contact with them and get a feel for 'em."
This is the third time since September the Nuggets and Nets have reached an advanced stage in negotiations for an Anthony trade.
A source told ESPN's Ric Bucher on Friday that Anthony would sign the extension with New Jersey if the Knicks can't make a deal.
Sources told ESPN.com Thursday night that Prokhorov, despite the team statement, has been negotiating directly with Nuggets ownership this week while awaiting confirmation of a meeting in which the Nets finally might be able to lobby Anthony to abandon his long-standing determination to be a Knick.
The trading deadline is 3 p.m. ET Thursday.
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If Denver asked for three starters, including Felton, and that Gallo's the hold-up, that means that two of the starters are Gallo and Felton. Who is the third? I will bet it is not Chandler. Technically he is not currently a starter. This would mean it is either Fields or Mozgov.
My guess is that the hold up is not Gallo but Denver's refusal to take Chandler instead of Gallo.
But, again, who is the 3rd player? We cannot keep Chandler if we sign Carmelo to the extend and trade he appears to want. So as a practical matter, Denver is effectively asking for us to give up Felton, Gallo, Fields or Mozgov, and Chandler, as well as a first that can be acquired with AR. That is a substantial amount to give up.
Denver has got to take Chandler and only one of Fields, Gallo and Mozgov at the very most.