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Report: Nuggets listening to offers for Melo

Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:04 am
Edited on: September 20, 2010 10:08 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

With the Carmelo Anthony situation, any news is new news, even if it's somewhat old news. If that makes sense.

Ken Berger reported last week that Melo still wanted out, no deal appeared to be coming and even clued us in as to what teams might be players in this rapidly-turning-into-ridiculous situation.

While trade offers have likely been part of internal discussions about Melo weeks ago, now Sam Amick of FanHouse reports the Nuggets are fielding actual offers for Anthony. "Send it in," Amick reports league executives are saying. ESPN's Marc Stein and Ric Bucher also report Denver has softened on its trade stance and is willing to hear offers.

What are the Nuggets looking for? Young assets and talent, Amick says.

Denver is after top-tier young players, future first-round picks, young assets and options to save on salary cap savings. You know what deal fits into that realm? The one Ken Berger mentioned being discussed last week involving Andre Iguodala and Derrick Favors.

Other teams that fit the criteria Amick listed and have been linked to the Carmelo Sweepstakes? The Clippers, the Nets, the Bulls and the Timberwolves (hey, they have the assets). The Knicks have some of it, but are lacking in draft picks. The Rockets have the assets but not the top tier young player. The Magic are in the same boat.

The Nuggets see the writing on the wall. Chauncey Billups is older and in a contract year. Kenyon Martin the same. J.R. Smith is reportedly being shopped. The Denver Nuggets as we know them will be gone soon, and it's looking like it will start by blowing up the top. So Denver's taking the approach to accept the situation and instead of trying to remain at the top with an equal parts trade, the Nuggets are willing to take back picks, assets and young talent. In other words, they're prepared to rebuild.

This means progress for a trade. And with training coming in, oh, a week, it looks like Masai Ujiri is trying to get serious about trading his star. So if you've got a deal, give the Nuggets a call. Serious offers only, please.
Comments

Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2010 7:12 pm
 

Monta Ellis for Melo Straight Up

Why not? They're both scorers and for the Dubs, a trio of curry, melo, and Lee could be your foundation for many years to come!



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2010 6:09 pm
 

Report: Nuggets listening to offers for Melo

Well, reports are that the Nets are the front runners, here's my question, what will it take for the Nets to get him??? i am thinking the Nuggets will want alot, possibly Devin Harris (that's a big loss), a first round pick and possibly two other players including Derrick Favors.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2010 5:56 pm
 

Report: Nuggets listening to offers for Melo

As much as i'd love for the Cavs to get him...i seriously doubt that he'd come to Clev.  He's like LBJ and he's going to dictate where he goes.  Guys like him and LBJ are just ruining sports.  Whatever happened to the days when guys listened to the coach.  Guys wanted to spend their entire career in one place.  Guys wanted to go against the other great players out there. 

I'm at the point where i just don't think i'm going to watch the NBA anymore.  The inmates are running the assylum.  I could understand if they weren't getting the money, but they're getting the money and still want to dictate what team they play for.  Free Agency has ruined sports.   Soon it will be like this in all sports.  Kind of already is in football.  Manning doesn't want to play for San Diego so he basicly forces them to trade him.  Lucky for them they got the better player in return.  Elway forced the Colts to trade him back in '83 cause he wanted to play on the west coast.  Soon it'll be rampant in all sports.

Between this BS and Agents i just can't stand the way these guys act.  They make more money in one year most of them than i'll ever see in a lifetime maybe two lifetimes.  I think they deserve to get paid and paid well.  The thing is they act like everyone owes it to them.  I'd like to see one of these pansies do some roofing like i do.  I bet most of them wouldn't last a day. 




Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2010 5:56 pm
 

Report: Nuggets listening to offers for Melo

That would be nice, but who can the Bulls give up and still be that powerhouse?



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2010 5:41 pm
 

Trade Melo to the Bulls!!!

I am not a fan of the Bulls.  I want them to land Anthony for purely selfish reasons.  Adding Mel
o would make them a power house capable of beating Miami.  I'd just love to see LeLoser James and Chris BUSH not make a single trip to the finals, let alone winning a ring.  Nada, nothing, zip in the five seasons that these two losers signed for!  Now that would be Karmic retribution at it's finast!!! 




Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2010 5:29 pm
 

Report: Nuggets listening to offers for Melo

i dont think the Nuggets or Warriors would do a deal, BUT i think they should.



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2010 4:57 pm
 

Report: Nuggets listening to offers for Melo

How about including the Warriors? We can start with Ellis and Biedrins and see what else we have in the cupboard. We could be on the rise with new owners who have to have better smarts.



Since: Mar 19, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2010 3:03 pm
 

Report: Nuggets listening to offers for Melo

My guess is that he will refuse to do a sign and trade and play for the league Min in Miami next year.  J/k This smells like New Jersey, they are desperate to get a big name and and have pieces to make the move. and Melo would want to play there.  I like in MN and we have the picks, cash and a few young players to get him, but he wouldn't want to be here long.  



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2010 2:33 pm
 

Report: Nuggets listening to offers for Melo

Well, it's about time the Nuggets start listening to offers. the only trade i could see happen is possibly New York now.
What about Cleveland? Is there anyway the Cavs can muster-up somekind of Draft pick plus player trade?They said"you will never see a team be as agressive as the Cavs  going after players" So I think it's as good a time as ever....
i dont see that happening although, it would be a HUGE move for Cleveland. i expect Cleveland (if luck is on their side) to get the top pick in the draft and if luck is on their side are able to draft Harrison Barnes.



Since: Feb 21, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2010 2:21 pm
 

Report: Nuggets listening to offers for Melo

What about Cleveland? Is there anyway the Cavs can muster-up somekind of Draft pick plus player trade?They said"you will never see a team be as agressive as the Cavs  going after players" So I think it's as good a time as ever....
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