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Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

Posted on: August 31, 2010 5:40 pm
Posted by Royce Young

There's no telling how many times Masai Ujiri's phone has already rang. Some were probably congratulatory calls on his new position with the Nuggets, but I'm guessing 95 percent of them have included the words "Carmelo Anthony," "trade" and "we'll offer."

And according to John Rothstein of the MSG Network, the Bulls have already inquired offering up a package that includes Taj Gibson and Luol Deng. That doesn't mean that is the offer, but it means that the Bulls are reportedly offering a deal that includes those two players. Rothstein also reported that the Nets have made a few calls, but any trade discussions with Denver aren't including Brook Lopez. Smart move there by the Nets.

Those are just two of the teams reportedly interested in Anthony though. We've heard the Kings, the Warriors, the Hornets, the Timberwolves, the Knicks, the Magic and the Rockets all pop up as well along with the Nets and Bulls.

What's interesting about any offer that comes in to the Denver front office is figuring out what the Nuggets are aftet? Is it talent? Is it assets? Is it picks? It's pretyy well agreed upon that Denver won't get equal return on Anthony, but just because you trade a star doesn't mean you can't come out sunny on the other side.

Jeremy Wagner of Roundball Mining Company put together an interest list of offers from fellow team bloggers. He ranked them and interestingly, both offers from the Nets' bloggers didn't include Lopez and Wagner didn't like the offers. Devin Harris, Terrence Williams and some picks isn't doing much for a Nuggets fan and it's likely not doing much for Ujiri either.

Ujiri reportedly will meet with Anthony soon and told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! that he wants Anthony to be a Nugget. But Ujiri also said that the door hasn't closed on the possibility of trading. Of course Ujiri would prefer not to trade Carmelo because replacing the face of your franchise is almost impossible to do in a trade, but sometimes your hand is forced. And in this situation, that appears to be the case. The phone calls are going to keep coming for Ujiri, and not very many will involve much congratulations.

Since: May 28, 2010
Posted on: September 1, 2010 1:24 pm

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

There is only one problem with your "theory" that the Knicks are good; they have NO experience.  Sure Amare has been in the playoffs, but he was spoon-fed in Pheonix from Nash. He will not be able to have the career in NY that he did in Pheonix.  He was a good player on a good team with a GREAT point guard in Nash. Now he is a good player on a sub .500 team with no one to give him the ball; and please do not talk about Felton because he was moved the the 2 in Charlotte because of his assist/turnover ratio.  NY's only chance is to keep Amare and Galinarri then snag CP3 and 'Melo.  Then they will be good.  The only problem is the East will then be loaded and they will be fighting Lebron and Wade for a finals spot each year. 

Back to the "NO Experience" part.  I think Allan Houston was still good the last time they made it to the playoffs, and that was a LONG time ago.  Even if they do slide in the 7 or 8 spot, they will lose in 4 in the opening round of the playoffs, only pissing off NY fans more.  Do you see the cycle?  Now with the situation in Miami, Orlano's talent, and until the C's get too old, there will be no Finals for anyone outside these three teams. Even the Bulls will struggle in the playoffs a couple more years. 

Speaking of the Bulls, why isn't Carmello going there?  If he wants to play in the East, he should go to Chicago, a young playoff team now with a great PG and overall talent.  He would fit in great there with his overall scoring, defense, and rebounding capabilities.  The Bulls are one of the only teams who have been adament about building young talent. Now that they have finally done this (and added Carlos Boozer) Melo would be a great, no perfect fit.

Or, just a thought, the Spurs were a dynasty with a great coach for a long time.  He could go there, play in a weaker Western Conference, keep Tony Parker there (who is still great and young) and build around them. Duncan still has a couple years in him, win there, then build with Parker.  So many options, but please don't talk to me about NYK.  He won't get Rings (plural) there.

Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: September 1, 2010 1:10 pm

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

Crybaby suckerpuncher Melo's in a good situation with a pretty good team so I'm not sure why he's crybabying.  He's still young and they can still keep building around him.  They can trade JR for some decent pieces, Karl is coming back, Billups still has some left in the tank, Martin and Nene are still doing well and Lawson is young and good.  The Nuggets should send him to the T-Wolves or something so he actually has a reason to complain (playing with Darko and for the insane David Khan).  Melo's such a whiner. Man I can't stand that guy. What a chump.

Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: September 1, 2010 12:55 pm

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

Denver should take advantage of all the trade offers for Carmelo Anthony and get the best possible pieces that will suit this team. If they are just going to wait for him to go free agent they might not get a good enough value over him if he decides not to sign the extension. It’s also a big chance he will go with the Knicks.

Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2010 12:39 pm

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

The Knicks dont stink and adding melo would obviously give them a strong punch next to amare.  Gallinari would likely be in the trade to denver.  You cant possibly think that melo is going to be handed to NY with out some serious tallent back in return.  Bill Walker, Wilson Chander, and Curry will not get you Melo.   Deng and Gibson is a much better deal.  Other teams are offering much much better players in return for melo.  The biggest knock on the knicks trying to trade for melo is that they dont have the players to give up for him.  With amare and the other additions the knicks will finish in the top 8 in the east likely to be a first round knock out.  They likely will not get melo. 

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2010 12:13 pm

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

Offer them Ty Lawson and Nene and maybe a draft pick if they have to in return for Paul. Not sure what would happen, but I think it might just perk their interest.

No way this happens, they get rid of Collison (who is better then Lawson) so they are keeping Paul for at least 2 more years. As for the Nuggets, Bulls make sense as do the Warriors if the Knicks are involved Gallinari will be involved no way around it. Morrow would probably be involved as well being the best trade piece for the Nuggets to get back other then any draft pick they could get in 2014... as for Carmelo leaving he is def leaving after this year or in a trade he has rejected contract offers... Paul signed when the Hornets were a threat against the Lakers... if the Hornets can get back to being a legit contender, he has a chance to stay, but that isn't a big chance with a lot of teams improving. (That is why Paul won't be a FA next year and will be in 2012....

Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2010 11:50 am

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

I hate to break it to ya but there is plenty of bias in your comments. Yes Gallinari will be pretty good in a few years but every other player you mentioned is a plentiful commodity in this league. Felton might be an upgrade but he's still just a serviceable PG. I understand why you have optimism for these guys but without an addition like melo this knicks team shouldnt concern anyone. As it stands I dont see how they crack the top 6 in the east, so yeah they might be in a position to fight for a playoff spot and they might not "stink" but the you guys have one all-star until his knee blows out.   

Remember when pippen dunked over ewing and stood above him?.....that was cool.

Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2010 11:39 am

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

I'm a little biased but I dont think this speculative bulls offer sounds that bad. Deng quielty had a pretty good year in 09, about 18/8 and gibson is going to be a very serviceable PF for a long time who is still in his rookie deal. If the Bulls throw in an early round draft pick then thats the best offer the nuggets will see for a guy who, I think, has an opt out after this season.

Also, if the knicks end up w/paul, melo, and amare you'd need to explain to me how the celtics are anywhere near this talented. They are old. And this year I predict they will be fourth seed in the east.

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2010 11:10 am

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

Biedrins and Monta Ellis for Melo? Hmm...

Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2010 10:40 am

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

I like Monte Ellis, Dorrel Wright, Vlad Radmonivic and Reggie Williams for Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin. Denver wants to get rid of Martin too, they want young talent and they need scoring to replace Melo.  Plus Harrington and Ellis played well together in the Warriors playoff run.


Billups    &nbs
p;   Carter
; Smith
Nene     &
nbsp;    Anders
Harrington  Williams
;   Balkman


Bell     &
nbsp;     George
Beidrens    Gad
Lee           Martin
Anthony    &nbs

Good for both teams, better for the Warriors if they can sign Anthony to an extension.

Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2010 10:24 am

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

 am so tired of meaningless, crap reports such as this peice of fiction.  Since there is no source attributed to the ONE (and only) Bulls RUMOR, then Mr. Young could have simply pulled that one out of his butt.And the have already inquired offering up a package that includes and .

Wouldnt the source be John Rothstein??

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