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Nuggets, Nets, Pistons advancing on Carmelo trade

Posted on: January 9, 2011 5:34 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2011 8:34 pm
 
The Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and New Jersey Nets are reportedly advancing on a three-team that would include Nuggets All-Star forwardcarmelo-anthony Carmelo Anthony. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Multiple outlets are reporting Sunday that a three-team trade scenario involving the Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets and Detroit Pistons that would send All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the New Jersey Nets is edging closer to fruition.  The initial trade talks were discussed here on Saturday.

Yahoo! Sports reported that talks were "progressing" and the Bergen Record reported that "things definitely are moving forward" and that a trade could take place "within the next 48 hours." Sports Illustrated added later Sunday that the deal is "as close as it's ever been.

ESPNNY.com recapped the trade specifics as they stood later Sunday. 
A three-team deal involving the Detroit Pistons that would include at least 15 players -- with Rip Hamilton and Chauncey Billups winding up in New Jersey with Anthony -- could be completed as soon as this week, sources said.
The primary elements of the scenario currently on the table, sources said, call for New Jersey to acquire Anthony, Billups and Hamilton; Denver to land Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, Anthony Morrow and at least two first-round picks; and Detroit to acquire Troy Murphy and Johan Petro.

The Pistons do not want to take back Petro, even though shedding Hamilton's contract in exchange for Murphy and the Nets' center would represent an overall savings of roughly $17 million.
This version is slightly tweaked from the original trade scenario laid out on Saturday.
The Nets would send Derrick Favors, Devin Harris and at least two first-round picks to Denver and Troy Murphy and his expiring contract to the Pistons. On top of that, ESPN.com reports the Pistons would have to take on Johan Petro's contract as well as send the Nets a first-round pick.
The Nets would of course get Anthony, but also a couple of surprise pieces. In addition to Carmelo, New Jersey would bring in Chauncey Billups from Denver and Richard Hamilton from Detroit. The Pistons have been shopping Hamilton and his remaining two-year, $25 million contract pretty hard this season.
Of every Carmelo Anthony trade proposal to hit the internet, this version is by far the most plausible, and it represents about as close to a win/win/win as you're going to find when a superstar of this magnitude trades teams. Here's a brief rundown.

For Denver, they get exactly what we've been saying they should want all along in an Anthony deal: younger talent, draft picks and some salary cap flexibility by moving Billups' contract.

For New Jersey, they get Anthony at a fairly reasonable price and get to surround him with another solid starting piece (Hamilton), and also potentially undo one of the worst signings of the 2010 summer, Johan Petro.

For Detroit, they get great value in dumping the unhappy Hamilton and saving big-time dollars down the road, and would get to enjoy the financial relief provided by Murphy's large expiring contract at the end of the season.

This one likely comes down to the last big hurdle: Whether Anthony will agree to sign a contract extension with the Nets, and whether he will agree to it now or decide he wants to wait longer. Yahoo! Sports reports that it "seems unlikely" Anthony wouldn't agree to a three-year contract extension with New Jersey now that Hamilton is in play, but Anthony has held his cards very close to his vest, so it's difficult to be sure.

Stay tuned.
UPDATE 8:32 p.m. ET: Chris Mannix of SI reports that New Jersey is "convinced" Melo will sign the extension. Meanwhile Yahoo! Sports reports the following players are also involved in the deal, in addition to those previously discussed: Ben Uzoh, Stephen Graham, and Quinton Ross will go to Denver in the proposed deal, while Anthony Carter and Shelden Williams will go to New Jersey. Detroit is still only slated to get Troy Murphy and the point of contention that's holding the deal up: Johan Petro. 
Comments

Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2011 9:28 pm
 

Nuggets, Nets, Pistons advancing on Carmelo trade

jOE DUMARS IS STILL THE MAN. u DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING AT ALL. fOR STARTERS HE IS NOT GOING TO DO THAT WITH THE NUMBER 1 PICK,. tHAT IS JUST A PROPOSAL FROM THE OTHER TEAM ALL OF U IDIOTS ON HERE. iM TIRED OF READING THIS. iTS A PROPOSAL. iT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. dUMARS WILL NOT BIT ON THAT DRAFT PICK. aS FOR HIS TIME RUNNIN OUT. lol. u R A FOOL. thW LAST THREE CHAMPIONSHIPS WE HAVE WON HE HAS BEEN PART OF. FINALS MVP IN 88. GM OF THE YR IN 04. U R A FOOL. LOL. U DO NOT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING. JUST CUZ HE IS THE GM DOES NOT MEAN HE GETS FINAL APPROVAL ON THINGS. RIGHT NOW IT IS UP TO KAREN DAVIDSON. DUMARS CANT DO ANYTHING WHEN AN OWNER IS TRYING TO SELL A TEAM. THE ONLY THING HE IS ORDERED TO DO RIGHT IS CREATE CAP SPACE AND SAVE MONEY. THAT IS HIS JOB RIGHT NOW. YOU DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING AT ALL AND STAY OUT OF THIS WHEN U R JUST TALKING OUT OF YOUR BEHIND.



Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2011 9:23 pm
 

Nuggets, Nets, Pistons advancing on Carmelo trade

u SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF FOR EVEN WANTING lebron ON YOUR TEAM. hE IS OVERATED N WACK i MAY ADD. hE DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO WIN AT ALL. yOU ARE BETTER OFF WOUT HIM. dOES ANYONE WANT TO KNOW THE REAL REASON HE WENT TO THE heat? so HE DOESNT HAVE TO HAVE THE BALL IN THE FINAL SECONDS N HE KNOWS THAT IS THE REASON. hE WONT ADMIT IT, BUT HE ALREADY DI BY SIGNING W TWO OTHER SUPERSTARS. hE DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO BE joRDAN AND WILL NEVER BE HIM. tHAT IS WHY HE WENT TO wade. WADE IS CLUTCH AND THAT IS WHY. lEBRON FOLDS UNDER PRESSURE SON. aNYONE REMEMBER WHEN HE WAS IN THE FINALS. i DO. hE GOT SWEPT 4-0 AND WAS THE FIRST PLAYER IN nba HISTORY TO SHOOT UNDER 20 PERCENT FOR A FINALS SERIES. hall OF SHAME. hE WAS ALSO THE 1ST PLAYER WITH A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF ATTEMPTS TO NOT MAKE A FIELD GOAL BEYONG 15 FT. eMBARRASSING. lETS NOT ALSO FORGET HOW HE AIRBALLED A FREE THROW IN THAT SERIES ALSO. aLL U FANS NEED TO START REMEMBERING THE PAST. sURE YOU COULD SAY HE WAS YOUNG N NERVOUS. buT THAT IS NOT JUST BEING NERVOUS. tHAT IS JUST BEING FLAT OUT SCARED. aIRBALLING FEEE THROWS LOL. aLL U LEBRON FANS DO NOT KNOW WHAT BASKETBALL IS ABOUT. aS FOR cHRIS boSH. hE IS A COWARD. tHE RAPTORS WERE ONE GM OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS LAST YR AND boSH BROKE HIS NOSE. hIS TEAM NEEDED ONE WIN I THINK IN FINAL THREE GMS TO MAKE PLAYOFFS. tHIS COWARD DECIDED TO NOT PLAY. aLL HE HAD TO DO IS WEAR A MASK. hE DOES GET PAID MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. i ALSO DO NOT CARE THAT HE KNEW HIS TIME WAS DONE IN TORONTO ANYWAY. hE IS A COWARD AND DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE OUT ON THE COURT WITH nba PLAYERS PLAIN AND SIMPLE.




Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Nuggets, Nets, Pistons advancing on Carmelo trade

NOT TRUE. tHAT GUY IS A FOOL. iT WAS ON THE TABLE BUT dUMARS IS NOT BITING. HE IS NOT AN IDIOT.



Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Nuggets, Nets, Pistons advancing on Carmelo trade

Dont worry dawg. It is not true at all. That other person needs to get facts straight before moaning n arguing. That was the offer but DUmars is not going to do it. Thats for sure. He knows his team will be in the top 10 this year in the lottery. He will not do it. U gotta have confidence in JOE Dumars. He knows what he is doing. We just have to rebuild and deal with it. First we need an owner then go from there. I am glad they ar getting rid of RIP though. He is only good with Billups. They got good timing and that is it coming off screens. It is boring to watch and all u piston fans including myself were tired of seeing the same thig and same play ran every night. Next on the list is Prince. Hell I would get rid of everone beseides MOnroe, Stuckey, Jerebko, and keep Mcgradry cuz he getting his game back. He will atleast sell some tickets cuz I am seruous. He may be at full strength next yr.



Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2011 9:06 pm
 

Nuggets, Nets, Pistons advancing on Carmelo trade

I LIKE WHAT U HAVE TO SAY. However, having Billups and RIP hamilton together again would make RIP HAmilton Good again. ANd I also have no idea what u r talking about when it comes to Billups and Mello. They reach the playoffs all the time and Chauncey has been to the Confrence or Finals more then anyone this decade. SO u dont know nothing, If u wanna blame anyone on that team blame the thugs. Kenyon, anderson, and the rest of them. They are all bums and so is JR SMith. They are the reason why they dont win. tHEY DONT CARE ABOUT WINNING.  They care abiut money and tattoos. I cant stand RIP anymore. He cant dribble the basketball and he never could. That gets on my nerves. He does suck pretty bad in my opinion. BUt he is effective with BIllups because they got perfect timing when it comes to screens. Mello, Billups, and Rip could lead the NETS into the playoffs. There is still time.



Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2011 9:01 pm
 

Nuggets, Nets, Pistons advancing on Carmelo trade

U r a fool read top other one.



Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2011 8:57 pm
 

Nuggets, Nets, Pistons advancing on Carmelo trade

Man you need to get your facts right. They are not going to give up there number 1 pick next year. That is why the deal has not gone down yet and also cuz mello has to rule on it. Joe Dumars is not an idiot. He knows what he is doing. You do not know anything about finances so stay out of this. Karen Davidson is trying to sell the team. You do not want to sell a team that owes players a bunch of money. An owner coming in does not like that too much. Also why would KAren Davison wanna pay all this money to players if she is selling the team. Its smart and it is also god for us. THe pistons are clearing CAP space and you said who cares about money? WHat r u talking about? YOu need to sign free agents. The pistons would clear about 17 mill i believe if this happens. Get a new owner in here n rebuilding will happen n they will have money to spend.  Also, this is actually good because Richard Hamilton sucks anyway and can barely even dribble a basektball anyway. So it does not matter. Hamilton is only good if you run the offense through him. He is not that good anymore and u can't do that. Sure he still has his days bt they numbering down. There is no point in paying someone 25 million in two yrs averageing 12 ppg. We also do not have a PG who is concentrating on getting the RIP the ball. ANd our team also does not really enjoy setting up screens for RIP all day long. Also it is very boring to watch anyway. If you wanna blame anyone for the PIstons losing blame the fans. YOu are the ones who starting arguing and moaning about you are tired of seeing the same product out there. Your fault. But u fans are right. I am a pistons fan also and I was tired of it also seeing Chauncey comedown and see RIP runnin around the court and waiting for a screen. Its boring and that is all there is to it. By the way, its time to get rid of Prince also. I am so sick of seeing his lomg arms go in the air arguing calls like he that good or something. Someone should have taught him how to shoot a basketball. That really gets on my nerves. Also, the pistons have not had a post game in yrs. They need to concentrate on that. If it was up to me, I would keep only a few players. Greg Monroe, Jerrebko, Stuckey, and give MCGRady a couple yrs also hear. He seems like his game is coming back. EVeryone else needs to go somehow.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Nuggets, Nets, Pistons advancing on Carmelo trade

Denver gets , , and at least two first-round picks

and the Pistons get SCREWED,  thanks Joe D, This is rediculous, why would the pistons agree to give up a #1 pick, why would they help other teams get better when our own team gets worse, it's not worth it, just eat RIPS contract, who cares about the money, your talking about the future with a number 1 pick. 

Denver should jump all over this, they will never get a better deal for melo.



Since: May 3, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Nuggets, Nets, Pistons advancing on Carmelo trade

So how is trading for Billups along with Hamilton going to motivate Anthony to sign an extension in Jersey? He already hasn't been able to suceed with Billups in Denver and it's not going to happen in New Jersey, epecially not when Billups asks for a buyout (which he said he will). An old overrated guard in Hamilton and a center who's allergic to rebounds paired with Anthony, doesn't exactly sound like a formula for success if you ask me. I have little doubt Carmelo signs with New York in the offseason, NJ is setting itself up for disapointment. I read a report that the Nets main goal is to keep Carmelo away from the Knicks because their franchise is already too far behind. Anthony in New York would bury the Nets franchise deeper and even a move to Brooklyn would never align them with the Knicks. Their goal is to try and keep the Knicks from success rather than try and improve their team through the draft and free agency, that is beyond pathetic if you ask me.



Since: Dec 30, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 7:10 pm
 

Nuggets, Nets, Pistons advancing on Carmelo trade

I am a Boston fan but when Mello says he will only sign the extention with the Knicks what part of the engish language don't they understand. Denver needs to get what they can from the Knicks and it will not be as much as they would from the Nets. But they have to deal with it. I hoped they learned something this summer from the CAVS.


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