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Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

Posted on: August 16, 2010 11:45 am
Posted by Royce Young
The Knicks had their eye on the summer of 2010 for a few years. It was their chance to return to glory by shelling out big money to big name free agents. In the end, only one signed and New York was left waiting for the next shot at a star.

Well, signs might be pointing to a certain Denver Nuggets stud leaning towards New York. Besides Ken Berger's report that Carmelo Anthony wants to play in the Big Apple, Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post says there are some serious smoke signals that 'Melo prefers New York.
These are some of the dots: He's selling his Littleton estate; the constant reports of Anthony telling friends that he wants to play for the New York Knicks; his New York wedding; his East Coast upbringing; summer trade talk that has cropped up twice in his time in Denver, which hasn't always made him feel wanted; oh, and not signing a contract that averages around $21.6 million per year for the next three years, a sizable amount of money that he may not be able to earn with a new collective bargaining agreement.

Anthony has connected some dots of his own. Even if he was completely happy with the Nuggets now, in three years he may look around at a team that is a shell of the one that reached the Western Conference finals in 2009. It could be young and inexperienced. It could be filled with mediocre talent. His NBA biological clock would be ticking loudly because he would be in his 10th season. There's no way he wants to start over 10 seasons into his career.

It's definitely to the point for Anthony that it's not just wild speculation. The interest appears to be real and even with a $65 million extension on the table from Denver, Anthony has said he's taking his time and also envoked the "do what's best for me and my family" clause.

On the other hand, Nuggets point guard Chauncey Billups is hopeful Anthony will stay in the Rockies. "I'm 100 percent hopeful," Billups told the New York Post . "It's between me and my guy. If y'all have a close personal friend and they're going through something and the media asks, you're not going to expose that. Y'all find out when he wants y'all to know."

No doubt Carmelo Anthony's free agency will likely be the major drama of next offseason. And much like New York's courtship of LeBron, there's some serious flirtation going on from both sides. But just The King's decision, we'll likely just have to wait until next year to get the final answer.

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2010 10:16 pm

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

You're right, it did appear that Lebron was headed to NY when we thought Lebron had his head screwed on straight. Who knew he was an complete imbacile who would in a matter of weeks actually make Kobe of all people look sensible and humble in comparison. Dude turns down playing for the #1 media market in the world, playing w/ a real big man who helped get his team to the Western conf finals in Amare to instead be second fiddle to Dwayne Wade, play in a city that doesn't give a crap about basketball (Miami is and always will be a football town) and play w/ the Rupaul of big men in Chris Bosh, who somehow commands a max contract eventhough he can't even get his team into the playoffs in the western conf. Yeah we though Lebron was smart then, but after "The Decision" special, (REAL BRIGHT IDEA BY THE WAY) and all of his commentary in GQ, everytime he opens his mouth we get to see just how out of touch this dude is. All he would have had to do is win once in NY and he's immortal, now he can win 5 titles in Miami but Wade will have 6 including one w/o Lebron. He played himself but Melo already knows what winning in NY is like. It must seem like an eternity since he won at Syracuse. There's no guarantee but after Lebron has so clearly laid down the blueprint for what not to do, I think Melo see's everything happens for a reason, Lebron not going to NY opened up the possibility for him to do so and how many opportunities like this will he get. Ya gotta strike when the iron's hot. If he wins in NY he will once and for all get the due Wade, Bron, and Kobe get eventhough Bron ain't won anything.

Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2010 5:42 pm

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

agreed AES. LePunk caused all this trouble, but it is what it is now thanks to him. The Nuggets now have to raise their offer to 3 years $90 mil for Carmelo otherwise he is as good as gone. Looks like the Knicks will be the 2nd super team in the next couple of years along Miami if Melo goes to NY, followed by CP3 to NY.

Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2010 5:40 pm

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

All Melo is doing is using the Knicks. Hes forcing Denver to go trade and get another star on the team . James did the same thing in CLE. I would to sell my house to if I know I Have a 65 millions on the table....I from NY . The knicks sucks they dont play any D.

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2010 4:38 pm

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

Yes, Fishers Indiana is great.  Nice post bonehead.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2010 1:45 pm

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

I think LeBron has started 2bad trends for the NBA: 1. Players manipulating and scheming to form their own super teams; and, 2. Constant reports and speculation on where the next big free agent is going in a year or two. Players, agents, fans, reporters, web sites, ESPN and who everyone else under the sun will manufacture a constant-hanging cloud of tampering. Welcome to the new NBA.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2010 12:29 pm

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

I know New York is far surpassed by Fisher Indiana hahahahahahah Not!

Since: May 28, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2010 12:11 pm

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

I agree; I think everyone wants to let this topic sit until it is really vaible next summer.  However, after this summer, as long as there is a big-market team looking for a player and there is a superstar with an expiring contract, I do not think this will stop.  I think LeBron has started something bad for the NBA and how he handled his situation.  Just think, they will talk about 'Melo all year this year and next year it will be Chris Paul!  Don't think this junk will end any time soon.

Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2010 12:09 pm

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

I agree.  Players will have already chosen where they want to sign their second contract the second they sign their first.  And what position does this put the Nuggets in?  Why would a player sign with them this year if they know 'melo is probably just playing to not get hurt so he can sign in NY?  

Contract maybe half of the NBA into a minor league (above the D League) and just let the big markets and tax free teams fight it out for the stars.  OKC is probably the only small market team that actually has a chance this year....PDX is still kicking themselves for taking Oden over Durant.

Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2010 11:58 am

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

This just goes to show that LeBron has ruined the NBA for small market teams.  Don't get me wrong I will love to watch several power house teams go at it all season and into the playoffs.  But what do we do about the crappy teams?  I am from Minnesota and believe me I know that the T'Wolves are irrellevant.  What are teams like the Wolves going to do.  They can't draw any fans, ticket sales suck.  They might as well disassamble every small market team and allow NBA rosters to hold 20+ players, because when it comes down to it there is only going to be 5-7 teams worth watching.

So here's to Lebron for making people in Miami lose jobs and for putting small market teams out of business.  Lebron's one hour special "the decision" should have been called "the depleation" because the NBA will never be the same.

Since: May 7, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2010 11:35 am

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

most overated place EVER ???? as far as ??  what bumbling city are you from?  tard'

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