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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
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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.
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Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2010 9:16 pm
 

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

If Melo leaves, there will be a shift in power in the East and West. Remember that Carlos Boozer and Amar'e Stoudemire have switched conferences and now Melo could follow. I have a feeling you will see a LeBron type performence in the playoffs this year. Melo will be there one night and then have a game like LeBron did where he went 3-14. If you start looking past this season then there is no way to win it all during the current one.


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Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2010 8:51 pm
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Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2010 8:45 pm
 

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

I almost forgot about this other clown named Barkley who also critcized Lebron even though he tried to chase a ring and failed, It's funny I haven't heard one word from the 4 stooges about Carmelo's legacy if he makes that move. Where is Barkley why isn't he calling out Carmelo ? Speak up Magic, quit hiding Jordan, it's funny how things change when it's NY, I guess that makes it OK.

Why is it everyone needs everything spelled out for them, so that eventually they will stop thinking every situation is the same?  1) Carmelo Anthony's hometown isn't Denver, Colorado.  2) Carmelo is still under contract for a year.  How exactly is he holding Denver hostage when he is under contract.  He has no duty to sign with the Nuggets again; he just needs the character to let them know before it is too late when he is up for FA.

 Why would these former NBA players speak up now about Anthony chasing a championship seeing how nothing has developed yet?  Why would they be calling him out when he would be leaving a better team to go to a worse team (until of course they get a third player)?  Nothing has changed except some of  the ego-centric New York fanbase.  

Oh and as someone else mentioned the CBA is set to expire so that is another factor.  How exactly would someone consider it collusion in Anthony's case when he hasn't come out and publicly acknowledged that he and two other guys have had talks about playing together.  There are rumors from people who knew him, but nothing out of his mouth. If anything someone MIGHT accuse Chris Paul.



Since: Aug 9, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2010 8:16 pm
 

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

I just realized that this league is full of Hipocrites, when Lebron took his talents to South Beach all of the talk was about his legacy and that Bird, Magic, Jordan would not have done the same. I almost forgot about this other clown named Barkley who also critcized Lebron even though he tried to chase a ring and failed, It's funny I haven't heard one word from the 4 stooges about Carmelo's legacy if he makes that move. Where is Barkley why isn't he calling out Carmelo ? Speak up Magic, quit hiding Jordan, it's funny how things change when it's NY, I guess that makes it OK.


Where is all the uproar against Carmelo and the way he is holding Denver hostage ? At least Lebron was a free agent when all the drama went down, Carmelo is still a member of the Denver Nuggets. Where are all the Cleveland and Chicago fans crying conspiracy, collusion and all of the nonsense they were spewing. The fact is if the players aren't concerned about their legacy or brand than neither should you. Oh and by the way can someone please tell Cleveland to get over it already no one really cares and unfortunately for them no NBA player in their right mind wants to play there. And please don't respond by saying the difference between Carmelo and Lebron is that he hasn't left yet, like we believe he'staying. "YEAH RIGHT"   Wink





Since: Jul 30, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2010 7:00 pm
 

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

Given the direction the league is heading and Melo's ties to NYC, I wouldn't be surprised to see him land with the Knicks, but until they bring in a great passing point guard, they are not going to be in the mix for anything more than a low playoff spot. D'Antoni's offense relies on a great point guard to distribute the ball and I think that much of Amare's game does as well, although we haven't seen him without a great distributer since his rookie year. I think it would make sense for Melo to go to NYC, more sense than it made for LeBron, but I don't see him winning there until they upgrade at the most important position on the floor. Chris Paul and Tony Parker have been rumored to be available but unless the Knicks can pull off some fireworks like the Heat did, I don't see it working because Melo and Amare don't exactly complement each other on the court.



Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2010 6:48 pm
 

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

hes coming to the knicks!!!!!!!

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Since: Jul 22, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2010 5:55 pm
 

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

Wow you must be from Philly!  Am I correct?

It's non-New Yorkers that give New York a bad name!  That a lot of JEALOUSY!




Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2010 5:34 pm
 

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

You my friend are an idiot



Since: Jun 17, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2010 5:33 pm
 

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

 I am not a Nuggets fan nor a Knicks fan, but the foundation and nucleus in Denver is much better then the foundation and nucleus in New York, that is very clear!



How do you figure? is anyone on Denver as good as Amare Stoudemire? No, and don't say a 40 year old Chauncey Billups. Does Denver have young players to rival Gallanari, Randolph, and Wilson Chandler.

I am sick of this idea " The Knicks have no nucleus" They are not a mess no more... Basketball doesn't require a lot of stars. You build around 2 stars, and fill in the blanks; which is the easy part.  Have you been watching what Donnie Walsh has been doing? no, most people assume and live in the past.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2010 5:27 pm
 

Signs are pointing to 'Melo heading to New York

New York is the Capital of the world.  Enough said.


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