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Chris Paul a key in Carmelo-to-Nets deal?

Posted on: September 25, 2010 2:11 pm
Edited on: September 25, 2010 4:51 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com passed along these few items:
  • Bobcats guard D.J. Augustin is still not part of the deal. The Nets are pushing for Augustin for obvious reasons. By trading Devin Harris, New Jersey wouldn't have a point guard on the roster sans Jordan Farmar. And who really wants Jordan Farmar as their starting point guard?
  • From Denver's perspective there are "a lot of moving parts that could make it fall apart," but "no deal breakers."
  • A league executive speculated that Melo may not be sold on Jersey and might be afraid about going there "by himself." Melo could be trying to determine whether Chris Paul would join him there in two years. The Nets certainly wouldn't have the remaining assets to land Paul now, but with CP3 becoming a free agent in 2012, there's that opportunity for sure.
  • Remember, this deal isn't done yet. Not only has Carmelo not committed to New Jersey, but Denver's a bit hesitant to pull the trigger.
  • A person involved in Melo talks tells Ken he's "not optimistic" this gets done today. But remember, wheels move fast in the NBA once they get set in motion, so it's definitely possible.
  • Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! reports the same thing about Paul joining Melo saying, "This is part of reason CP3 joined with Worldwide Wes and CAA: to be packaged with fellow stars. Once, they wanted Knicks. Now? May be Nets. " And don't we remember Chris Paul's toast at Carmelo's wedding? It's definitely possible they've been talking of joining up for a while.
That should catch you up somewhat until the next flurry of news comes out. Spend that time waiting for the next batch of news reading up on our stellar college football blog before Alabama and Arkansas play on CBS today. Or go mow your yard or something. Whatever.
Comments

Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2010 8:02 pm
 

Chris Paul a key in Carmelo-to-Nets deal?

He didn't say it was a good thing.  He said there is less luck involved.  Let me translate, the team with the most skill usually wins in basketball.  Usually!.  There is more LUCK involved in other sports, like baseball for instance, where the best team on paper routinely looses in the playoffs.  The best team on paper being the NY Yankees most years.  Year in and year out the Lakers are a top team and this shows by the fact they have been in over half of all NBA finals

LOL, LUCK? You guys are idiots. And he absolutely IMPLIED it was a good thing. Let me translate, when someone says something sometimes you have to read between the lines of what is implied when it is said. Him bringing up the fact the top teams in basketball win all the time and uses the word LUCK with regard to other sports implies he thinks it's a good thing.

The teams with the best players lose quite often. The best teams usually do quite well. In basketball the best PLAYERS make the finals not the best teams. If you like watching a sports where 8 teams have won in the last 30 plus years then so be it. Of course you are a Lakers fan so you obviously would love that.

Luck is when a puck or ball bounces one way or another that is flukey. Luck is not one team beating another team with no other factors. Is it luck that some players hit far worse in the playoffs? Or could that be attributed to stress and pressure? Itall has to be taken in to account. To say it's Lucky is just plain wrong and ignorant and insulting to the players that pull off these upsets.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2010 12:37 pm
 

Chris Paul a key in Carmelo-to-Nets deal?

'the nba already is a joke of a league. look at the last 30 yrs of champions and you only have to look to 8 teams"

There's a lot less luck involved in basketball than any other major sport.  It's hard to win a best of 7 series as an underdog, unlike a sport like hockey where an 8 seed knocking off a 1 seed is no big deal.  I do hope Lebron James never wins a title though.  He's a douche

You think that's luck? You think the lower seeds having no chance is a good thing? Wow, just wow!!

He didn't say it was a good thing.  He said there is less luck involved.  Let me translate, the team with the most skill usually wins in basketball.  Usually!.  There is more LUCK involved in other sports, like baseball for instance, where the best team on paper routinely looses in the playoffs.  The best team on paper being the NY Yankees most years.  Year in and year out the Lakers are a top team and this shows by the fact they have been in over half of all NBA finals.

I have no problem with LeBron going to Miami but the way he did it was about as low class as you can go.  I look forward to the season to see how this plays out and I am thankful that the team I root for is probably one of 3 teams that can beat Miami.  Actually the team I root for is probably the best team in the NBA.  Will they win it all?  Don't know, but skill wise they are the tops banana and as stated above, while there is LUCK in the NBA, it is less of a factor than most sports.

Go LAKERS!



Since: Oct 18, 2009
Posted on: September 25, 2010 8:09 pm
 

Chris Paul a key in Carmelo-to-Nets deal?

All of this talk about Melo moving and CP3 moving.....I wonder if they'll get the same UNNECESSARY treatment Lebron did.  What they are doing is MUCH WORSE than Lebron or HOW he did it.  HE was a FREE AGENT, they are STILL under contract and trying to BULLY they're way out. 



Since: May 31, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2010 7:35 pm
 

Chris Paul a key in Carmelo-to-Nets deal?

It would be nice to see the next NBA Champion win without having one of these so called superstars.  You'd like to think someone could structure a winner without one of the top 10 players. 



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2010 7:23 pm
 

Chris Paul a key in Carmelo-to-Nets deal?

The reality of the NBA is it takes superstars to win titles, that's why there are only a few teams winning titles.  With only 5 players on the court at a time the skills and talents of players shines and makes them hard to stop, unlike football & baseball.  But even in those sports the players with the stars in the key positions (QB & pitchers) are usually better as well.  Also if football & baseball actually had 8 seeds, their 8th seed would have a hard time beating the 1 seed too.

As for loaded teams, oh well, what's wrong with players wanting to play where they want.  The NBA has a salary cap, so if teams have the abilty to sign a couple of stars & they want to play together why is that a crime.  I'm a Cincinnati Reds fan & although they are going to make the playoffs this year, normally they don't have a chance because of the non-salary cap and the ability of the money teams to load up, if we need to be complaining about any sport its baseball.



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2010 6:27 pm
 

Chris Paul a key in Carmelo-to-Nets deal?

'the nba already is a joke of a league. look at the last 30 yrs of champions and you only have to look to 8 teams"

There's a lot less luck involved in basketball than any other major sport.  It's hard to win a best of 7 series as an underdog, unlike a sport like hockey where an 8 seed knocking off a 1 seed is no big deal.  I do hope Lebron James never wins a title though.  He's a douche

You think that's luck? You think the lower seeds having no chance is a good thing? Wow, just wow!!



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2010 4:21 pm
 

Chris Paul a key in Carmelo-to-Nets deal?

Technically, the article is grammatically correct.  If you are going to attempt to sound all-knowing and righteous, at least know what you are talking about first. 



Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2010 4:18 pm
 

Chris Paul a key in Carmelo-to-Nets deal?

The fans need to speak loud and clear about these mega teams.  Real simple, don't buy the jerseys, hats, posters, visors etc,  don't support these teams.  These selfish all-stars are going to ruin the NBA.  The owners had better hold out on the collective bargaining, and come up with a solution to keep control of their teams.  Something along the lines, of a higher salary when you stay with a team, and when you leave the team or ask for a trade, the salary decreases, of course, no penalty if you are traded at the owners request.  The penalty for requesting a trade should be in percentage, not dollar amount, something along the lines of 30%.




Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2010 4:08 pm
 

Chris Paul a key in Carmelo-to-Nets deal?

I milk this for all it's worth if I'm the Nuggets.  They still hold the rights to him and if they can't get what they want right now, including Derrick Favors and Devin Harris, keep in until the trade deadline when some playoff team will pay a heavy ransom to get him.  Look, no team is going to mortgage the farm right now for Anthony if he's not going to sign a long term deal, and while he's still going to cost a pretty penny to get at the trade deadline, it may be the lesser of the evils, and the Nuggets still get a decent return.  Nobody wants to lose their franchise player, and the Hornets are about to face that with CP3, but Carmelo Anthony, IMHO, is one of the 5 best players in basketball.  They'll get a nice return for him; it won't be a complete loss.  This basically means that without Melo and his enormous contract, the rebuilding process won't take nearly as long as it will with a team like the Cavaliers, who risked it all trying to resign LeBron, and were left at the alter.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2010 4:02 pm
 

Chris Paul a key in Carmelo-to-Nets deal?

Grammar error: it should be "And who really wants Jordan Farmar as his or her starting point guard?"


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