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Posted on: February 22, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Evaluating Wolves/Nuggets future

Wolves receive:  C Eddy Curry, F Anthony Randolph, $3 million
Wolves gave up:  F Corey Brewer

Wolves got a good deal. Heard Curry will be bought out. Obviously the deal with Melo couldn't happen if not for Curry getting out of New York with his expiring contract. Again the buyout of Curry's contract is a rumor. Figure they will o. So basically the Knicks gave up Randolph and 3 million for Brewer. Not that bad of a trade, but I think Wolves gained from this deal due to the fact Randolph is good and still has a rookie contract that is affordable. Get 3 million also. Very good deal for Wolves. It benefits in my opinion the Knicks also since they are receiving Melo.

Nuggets receive: G Raymond Felton, F Danilo Gallinari, F Wilson Chandler, C Timofey Mozgov, first-round pick in 2014, second-round picks in 2012 and 2013, $3 million.
Nuggets give up: F Carmelo Anthony, G Chauncey Billups, C Shelden Williams, F Renaldo Balkman, G Anthony Carter.

Obviously trading star players such as Anthony and Billups it looks as if they are rebuilding. They received some nice young talent to build around. They got something the Cavs and Toronto didn't get. That is some good prospects along with a good deal in my opinion. I praise Melo for stating to the Nuggets way beforehand that he wants out. Way better than letting them have nothing. Didn't expect the team to do well in the playoffs regardless this year. I don't expect or predicted that they would make the playoffs this season cuz of the Melo situation that I figured would play out. It did and I don't expect them to make the playoffs for a few years. Probably more than that LOL! In any case the deal is done thank goodness. It was very annoying with the drama all year. I wish both teams good luck going forward. They certainly need it. I wish their fanbases to stick in there.

Posted on: February 22, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Evaluating Knick trades with Wolves/Denver

I decided to do this last night, but it was late so I decided to do it tomorrow which is today. Anyways here is my evaluation on both of the Knick trades. Definately shook things up and I must say their future is bright going forward.

Knicks received: F Carmelo Anthony, G Chauncey Billups, C Shelden Williams, F Renaldo Balkman, F Corey Brewer, G Anthony Carter.

Knicks gave up: G Raymond Felton, F Danilo Gallinari, F Wilson Chandler, G Timofey Mozgov, first-round pick in 2014, second-round picks in 2012 and 2013, $3 million each to Nuggets and Timberwolves along with Eddy Currey and Randolph to the Wolves.

Obviously the Knicks gave up starters along with some bench players to get what they wanted. What they wanted was of course Carmelo Anthony. All the talk has been about Melo to New York. That destination he wanted to go and he is going with teammates along with new players. Gets to team with one of his friends in Amare. This is huge not only for the Knicks, but the Eastern Conference. Their fan base is quite strange. It is either that or some of their fans are. Some are just plain upset with the deal feeling they gave up too much for Melo? Did they? In some ways I guess you can say that. Keep hearing about the starters they gave up. Did they not get starters in return? Billups, Brewer, Melo need I go on. Yes you gave up 4 starters that had great talent. Denver and Minnesota did the same thing. Role players also I hear Eddy Curry and so on. Eddy Curry and his bad contract has been way overdue. They been trying to get rid of him for several seasons. I know some fans that were upset at the fact Curry optioned to return rather than be a free agent. Anyways the Knicks have a far better future now with Melo than without him. I figure if Knicks wouldn't have put up an offer like they did than Anthony would be heading to New Jersey. He won't leave that type of money on the table.

Future for the Knicks is bright like I stated. They have two superstars now. Do I believe they can win a playoff series this season? It is certainly possible, but I wouldn't bet on it. Will they next season? You can bank on that. Would they have won a playoff series without these trades? I doubt it more so. I think this is the best bet for their franchise to win a championship. A guy like Melo playing for your franchise doesn't happen every day nor every year for that matter. This was their oppurtunity and they took it. I woulda did the same thing. You get experienced vets in Billups and Melo which it will bring that to a young team like the Knicks. They were young anyway. I believe Billups has some game left in him. Brewer certainly does. The team is certainly one of the top tier in the East. I give congrats to the owner, organization, and so on for making this trade happen. Fanbase has suffered for a long time and now they got a playoff team that will soon become a championship contender. They made big steps closer to that with them deals they made.
Posted on: February 17, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Biggest surprise thus far midseason:

Made this simply because a lot of folks have different opinions on this. Not expecting everyone to agree with me. Just for fun here.

Who is the biggest surprise to me of the amount of victories this season? To me it is the Spurs. They arn't known as a regular season basketball team. They are known more as a team that waits til playoff team to put up there success. I'm guessing the reason is why is because they are actually healthy which is good. I did not expect the Spurs to reign number one come all-star break. Nor did I expect Lakers to be at number in the Western Conference which might be a bigger surprise.

Who is the biggest surprise by the amount of losses they have? I know a lot of people are gonna say the Cavs, but I expected them to not be in the playoff race. I expected them to struggle without Lebron. I expected them to be one of the 5 teams with the most losses with the Wolves and others. The answer to the question is the Bucks. The Bucks finished the season last year better than I expected than all of a sudden they drop off 5 seeds down. I expected more from the team this year. Did I expect them to finish better or at the same seed? No! I expected them to be a number 7 seed though. Season isn't completely over yet. They can still make the playoffs. All I'm saying is I'm surprised by the dropoff. I didn't expect Philly nor Indiana to be in the position they are. I expected the Bobcats and the Bucks. Of course in every major sport there are surprises.

Portland is also a surprise team as well. Not that, but the fact they are still in the playoff race without Roy and Camby. It seems as if the team is always under the radar. Ah well....just had to throw them in there and show some love. Definately deserve some credit for their season thus far.

So what teams are the biggest surprise to you midseason?

Posted on: February 17, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Should Knicks wait or trade for him now?

The question is always being that the Knicks don't want to give up role players for Melo. Why trade for him if you can get him in FA? Why give up the talent if you don't have to. I do understand where the Knicks are coming from, but come on. Role players are replaceable. You can go out in FA and get them or trade for them. It does amaze me that the Knicks are not willing to take the risk. No guaranttee that Melo won't decide to sign that three year deal before the new CBA. He may be willing to give up x amount of dollars for the organization, but they won't give up role players for Melo? A guy like Melo is hard to find. He is a superstar and one of the best offensive players in the NBA. Would he instantly make an impact if he joined the Knicks? To me without a doubt he would which is why I still can't understand why they arn't willing to give up 2 or 3 role players for Melo. Knicks to me currently are just a playoff contender....not a championship contender. They get Melo they would be in a lot of folks opinions as a championship contender. How can you disagree with that? If I had an organization like the Knicks, I would trade for him without question. What would you rather have.....a championship now or later? Yea you could wait and have all these role players with Melo, but that isn't a promise. He still could sign a deal just for the fact he is leaving a lot of money on the table if he doesn't. Melo has been holding out of that contract all season for the Knicks. Can they do not do him a favor and trade for him? Get his paycheck he wants so he will be happy, your organization will be happy, Knick fans will be happy, and NBA fans in general will be happy cuz all the talk is over with. LOL! Everyone would benefit from this. Why take a risk on losing out on Melo for role players that are replaceable?

I just wanted to give my opinion on the Melo situation. Any comments on my opinion? What is your opinion on what Knicks should do?
Posted on: February 17, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Should Knicks wait or trade for him now?

The question is always being that the Knicks don't want to give up role players for Melo. Why trade for him if you can get him in FA? Why give up the talent if you don't have to. I do understand where the Knicks are coming from, but come on. Role players are replaceable. You can go out in FA and get them or trade for them. It does amaze me that the Knicks are not willing to take the risk. No guaranttee that Melo won't decide to sign that three year deal before the new CBA. He may be willing to give up x amount of dollars for the organization, but they won't give up role players for Melo? A guy like Melo is hard to find. He is a superstar and one of the best offensive players in the NBA. Would he instantly make an impact if he joined the Knicks? To me without a doubt he would which is why I still can't understand why they arn't willing to give up 2 or 3 role players for Melo. Knicks to me currently are just a playoff contender....not a championship contender. They get Melo they would be in a lot of folks opinions as a championship contender. How can you disagree with that? If I had an organization like the Knicks, I would trade for him without question. What would you rather have.....a championship now or later? Yea you could wait and have all these role players with Melo, but that isn't a promise. He still could sign a deal just for the fact he is leaving a lot of money on the table if he doesn't. Melo has been holding out of that contract all season for the Knicks. Can they do not do him a favor and trade for him? Get his paycheck he wants so he will be happy, your organization will be happy, Knick fans will be happy, and NBA fans in general will be happy cuz all the talk is over with. LOL! Everyone would benefit from this. Why take a risk on losing out on Melo for role players that are replaceable?

I just wanted to give my opinion on the Melo situation. Any comments on my opinion? What is your opinion on what Knicks should do?
Posted on: January 28, 2011 9:03 pm
 

26 days remain til the trade deadline..Melo trade

A lot of talk has been about Melo trades? I can honestly state now I doubt Melo will be traded as of now. It seems as if all the talk is done. I doubt the Nuggets will get as much as they would have from the Nets. Which in my opinion was way too much for Melo what they were asking for. Anybody think Melo will be traded? If so than to which team?

Richard Hamilton aka Rip is also rumored to be traded somewhere. He wants out. I have no idea about the desination he will be going. Pistons were apart of the Nets trade and Rip was heading to New Jersey til the trade talks immediately stopped.

Any other guys rumored to be traded I didn't mention? LOL! All of two guys.

Steve Nash has been rumored, but it is clear that they have no intention of trading a soon to be 38 year old.

I think the 76ers should trade Iggy sooner rather than later.

Granger is also rumored, but again who knows?

Anybody got any updates? Will Melo be traded?
Posted on: January 28, 2011 8:19 pm
 

Yao Ming voted in to the all-star game situation

I personally am upset with the fact the guy was voted in to the all-star game this year. Only playing 5 games this season. I think his career is about to come to an end with all the injuries causing him to miss several amount of games. I don't think injured players especially players who are out for the season should be voted in. They should be taken off the ballot cuz they can't play. Now I'm not saying if a guy is day to day or a guy who will be healthy come all-star weekend should stay off the ballot. It is a bit ridiculous of a guy like David Stern has to pick a suitable replacement. During the season I wasn't even voting for Yao in the all-star game. I was at the time voting for Camby til he got hurt. I voted a few times, but not for like 2 months. In any case I believe their should be something done about this in the future of the all-star games so we won't have to deal with it again. What do you think?
Posted on: January 28, 2011 8:05 pm
 

My West and East all-star reserves.....

East reserves:
Raymond Felton
Joe Johnson
KG
Rondo
Ray Allen
Paul Pierce
Al Horford

West reserves:
My West all-star reserves:
Kevin Love-What else can I say?
Blake Griffin-what else can I say?
Dirk Nowitzki-Had a great start....should be on the all-star team.
Russel Westbrook-having a great season
Manu Ginobili-the MVP of the Spurs. It has shown last couple of years.
D-Will-it is a yearly thing
Lamar Odom-great season and a big key to the Lakers.
Tim Duncan-Lack of size in mainly the reason for me picking Duncan.

8 for West cuz Yao injury.

 
 
 
 
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