**** Denver. They insist on not trading him to where he wants to go. Nets suck lmao! They just don't wanna give Melo what he wants.
OK, so, assuming the tidbits in this article are factually correct (a big assumption, IMO), the Nuggets are just lost. Either A) They are woefully underrating the Knicks young talent, B) They are totally overrating the Nets young talent, or C) They are just deadset against trading Melo to his desired destination out of spite. And all three possibilities would be a striking indictment of Denver's front office and a clear indication of their embarrassing lack of competence.
If we get Melo, we're automatically a contender. It's over for Celts, Lakers and Heat, if Melo is paired with STAT.
The Nets draft picks adding on to the Nuggets other picks will be a big step to rebuilding the team plus they also get Harris. You can see why this trade will help the Nuggets, but the trade will screw Melo's chance of ever winning the championship. This is why the trade will simply not happen.
If the Nuggets do pull off the trade, I agree on the second option in the article.
Speaking of Madison Square Garden, rival execs agree that New York would be a logical landing spot for Andre Iguodala, and they believe the Sixers will be more than open to discussing trades for the dynamic but high-priced swingman as the Feb. 24 deadline approaches. The Knicks, one of the few teams in a position to absorb salary in the uncertain labor environment, also would be looking for an attractive piece to pair with Stoudemire in the event the Nuggets follow through with an Anthony trade prior to the deadline. Team president Donnie Walsh would have to decide if, short of Anthony, Iguodala is the best option that will be available to him between now and 2011 free agency -- if and when that happens. And also, if Iguodala is worth giving up the cap flexibility he's toiled three years to create. Pricetag notwithstanding -- the 26-year-old is due $56.5 million over the next four years -- Iguodala would be an excellent fit for Mike D'Antoni's high-octane offense and would instantly become the best defender on the roster by a mile.
I don't understand the fascination that teams have with first round picks.Teams like the Blazers, Rockets, and Nuggets won't trade their talent unless they get first round picks in return yet most of these first rounders end up becoming either role players or draft busts.How many early first rounders have the Clippers and Bulls had in the last decade that did nothing to better their franchises? Why can't the Nuggets just settle for already established talent like Landry Fields, Danilo Gallinari or Wilson Chandler instead of trading Melo for a draft pick that could end up becoming the next Darko Milicic or Greg Oden? Do they think that whichever pick they acquire from the Nets will become the next Kevin Durant? I'm just tired of teams' unwillingness to trade with the Knicks because of their dislike for the Knicks and their players.
Good thing MELO has all the leverage. He goes to NY or he doesn't sign an extension. Without the extension, DEN can't trade him. IF they do find a team willing to rent him, they wont get a better package than the one we can offer.
SO, ball is totally in MELO's court. Let's see what he really wants.
KNICKS playing so well right now only makes the urge to come here that much greater, no?
i love that were waiting it out, Walsh is smart. its evident Melo wants to be here, everyone in the NBA knows that. and were doing the right things to make it happen. Play it slow and Denver WILL get desperate as the deadline approaches, we could get him in a fair deal. They want a gamechanger in return, and thats delusional no team in the NBA will give that up. sure favors has the potential to be one but so does Randolph. they'll give in Melo sees us winning these games and wants to be here even more cause a starting 5 of Felton, Fields, melo, STAT and Turiaf with Gallo or Chandler( probably Gallo ) as our 6th man makes us instant contenders this season
in the mean time though im content with this team moving forward, i know we will make a couple of moves come the deadline (not meaning Melo) that will improve our depth so this team will get better but the core will remain intact
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its all talk.. they have to say ny doesnt have what they want so they can try to force donnie to sweeten the offer..
i say we hold the cards... cuz we will still make the playoffs with or without melo.
melos is signing with us next year.. he is not signing an extension with anybody else
What the heck has Favors done in the NBA to garner so much value? I know he is just starting out his NBA career, but the guy is more unproven than Gallo and Gallo isn't even considered the Knicks' most valuable trading asset.And I don't understand why the Nuggets would want Favors when they already have Nene and Chris Andersen as their front court.I just think that the real reason why Denver is more willing to trade Melo to the Nets is because they'd rather see him waste his career on a trashy team than win a championship on a team that already has an established superstar in Amar'e Stoudemire.
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It's dumb. And DEN should just face fck a dildo for the next year. Theyll have a better shot at getting gratification than in trying to trade Melo to NJ at this point.
They raped themselves dissing NY and our Knicks. I hope Walsh goes for the true kill and doesn't deal **** with them. Just keep winning and growing the MSG-NYC-NYK brand to new heights, and let Melo be with STAT would Lebron wetdreamed he would be with Wade.
DEN could have gotten Chandler-Gallo-Douglas and at least one 1st from us I bet.
I too don't understand the fascination with the first round picks.
Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari have both been averaging above 15 PPG this season, many first-round picks are draft busts and still others find themselves in limited bench roles (ie DARKO), why the hell would you take a pick over Danilo, who has the potential to be much better (and even if he stays exactly as he is, is still better than the average first-rounder), or Chandler, who's without a doubt far superior to most starting SFs in the league?