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The Knicks may not have enough for Carmelo

Posted on: August 19, 2010 10:55 am
Posted by Royce Young

It's pretty clear that Carmelo Anthony wants to play in New York. And though there are solid deals to be drawn up to get him there, it might not be enough to satisfy the Nuggets.

The New York Daily News is reporting the Knicks might not have sufficient pieces to please Denver. "What do they have?" a Nuggets source told the Daily News. "That makes it tough."

There are reports that the Knicks' offer would include Eddy Curry's expiring contract, a future first-round pick and Danilo Gallinari. Though as the NYDN points out, Donnie Walsh would definitely try and insert Wilson Chandler in place of Gallinari in that deal. But it still might not be enough, especially when other teams can offer better options.

Right now, according all reports, 'Melo would sign with Houston, Chicago, New York, New Jersey and Orlando. All of those teams can put together packages comparable to what New York can, and likely can top it. That puts the Knicks in a tough position.

At the same time, you never know when these executives are just playing the game. The Nuggets are reportedly close to hiring a general manager with it possibly happening as soon as today, so Denver might just be trying to ramp up future offers for Anthony.

And don't rule out the fact that the Nuggets new GM talks Anthony into staying put. With the growing probability of a lockout coming next summer, a three-year extension worth $65 million might look much more appealing.

Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: August 20, 2010 5:26 am

The Knicks may not have enough for Carmelo

The Nuggets need to try to pull off what the Lakers did when Kobe wanted out.  Get a very good player in a trade before the deadline to satisfy Melo so he will would be difficult to pull off, but maybe some rebuilding team would want the expiring contracts of Kmart and JR.  Trading Melo now would just doom the Nuggets to mediocrity for the foreseeable future - not quite bad enough to get a high lottery pick and not enough cap room to add any star players.  They'd be just as well off to lose Melo next year for nothing, not pick up Billup's contract option, get under the cap, and start over than to get an average player or two in exchange for Melo now.

Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2010 3:03 am

The Knicks may not have enough for Carmelo

The Nuggets are not going to let Melo leave for nothing. He will be traded to somebody by the trade deadline who offers them some value in return. There is no way the Knicks are going to get him for nothing.

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2010 1:32 pm

The Knicks may not have enough for Carmelo

Denver neeeds to suck it up and keep Melo like Utah kept Boozer his last year.  Players always play better in a contract year even if the lockout looms.  Denver can still get a sign and trade to get value, a trade exemption, a productive Melo year and do what the Jazz did, get another Al Jefferson type deal.

Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: August 19, 2010 1:28 pm

The Knicks may not have enough for Carmelo

Look at some of the other trades that went down recently, like Lakers getting Pau Gasol. Since a trade like that happened, then the Knicks definitely have more than enough to get Carmelo. Look for Melo to join Amare soon, with either CP3 or Tony Parker going to NY in the next couple of years as well.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2010 1:07 pm

The Knicks may not have enough for Carmelo

I'm pretty sure hes talking about Kwame Brown and his ridiculous contract, not Marc Gasol

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2010 12:51 pm

The Knicks may not have enough for Carmelo

Marc Gasol was in the Pau Gasol trade and if your calling him a bust you dont know much basketball

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2010 12:49 pm

The Knicks may not have enough for Carmelo

The Bulls can offer a much better package than the Knicks. Deng, Taj and a couple first rounders or Chandler and...who? Walsh wants to get a top-five player in the league without giving up Danilo? That's a lot of nerve he's working with. At least the Bulls imaginary package offers value for value. The Knicks package offers scraps for value.

Since: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: August 19, 2010 12:40 pm

The Knicks may not have enough for Carmelo

The Knicks wanting Carmelo and getting him, are about as likely as Jimbo Dolan's band winning a grammy! The Knicks are an embarrassment to the City of NY and a "black-eye" for David Stern and the rest of the owners of the NBA.

You'd think that by now they would have learned something from the Isaiah Thomas that brought nothing but laughter to the league and disgrace to the Knicks, but no they go and try to hire him as a consultant without first getting clearance from the league. It's okay when Walsh retires next year the "sex-gate king," king will be re-installed on his throne. Dummy Dolan likes having him around too much!

If Melo really wants to be in the NYC market, he'll be joining the Nets sooner then later, and don't be surprised to see another superstar join him.

Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2010 12:31 pm

The Knicks may not have enough for Carmelo

whatever the numbers are the Nuggets are trying to be greedy and get all they can for a player who could eventually sit back this year and leave for nothing because im sure if there isnt a lockout Melo would still command a nice payday from anyone of the ball clubs that he desires becuase he is very much a talent that is worth spending for. The New York offer isnt bad becuase when you look at the talent on those other teams, they may have nice offers but the one that NY is offering is still very attractive so I hope a deal gets done with the Knicks but if not that leaves room for a future deal to happen with another deserving top tier player.

Since: Feb 2, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2010 12:18 pm

The Knicks may not have enough for Carmelo

Knicks drafted Andy Rautins....more than capable of knocking down the three ball.  The kid squares up and hits money every time.  Enjoyed the time he played in CUSE!!

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