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Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

Posted on: August 31, 2010 5:40 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

There's no telling how many times Masai Ujiri's phone has already rang. Some were probably congratulatory calls on his new position with the Nuggets, but I'm guessing 95 percent of them have included the words "Carmelo Anthony," "trade" and "we'll offer."

And according to John Rothstein of the MSG Network, the Bulls have already inquired offering up a package that includes Taj Gibson and Luol Deng. That doesn't mean that is the offer, but it means that the Bulls are reportedly offering a deal that includes those two players. Rothstein also reported that the Nets have made a few calls, but any trade discussions with Denver aren't including Brook Lopez. Smart move there by the Nets.

Those are just two of the teams reportedly interested in Anthony though. We've heard the Kings, the Warriors, the Hornets, the Timberwolves, the Knicks, the Magic and the Rockets all pop up as well along with the Nets and Bulls.

What's interesting about any offer that comes in to the Denver front office is figuring out what the Nuggets are aftet? Is it talent? Is it assets? Is it picks? It's pretyy well agreed upon that Denver won't get equal return on Anthony, but just because you trade a star doesn't mean you can't come out sunny on the other side.

Jeremy Wagner of Roundball Mining Company put together an interest list of offers from fellow team bloggers. He ranked them and interestingly, both offers from the Nets' bloggers didn't include Lopez and Wagner didn't like the offers. Devin Harris, Terrence Williams and some picks isn't doing much for a Nuggets fan and it's likely not doing much for Ujiri either.

Ujiri reportedly will meet with Anthony soon and told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! that he wants Anthony to be a Nugget. But Ujiri also said that the door hasn't closed on the possibility of trading. Of course Ujiri would prefer not to trade Carmelo because replacing the face of your franchise is almost impossible to do in a trade, but sometimes your hand is forced. And in this situation, that appears to be the case. The phone calls are going to keep coming for Ujiri, and not very many will involve much congratulations.
Comments

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2010 9:42 pm
 

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

There are two scenarios here... Accept that you are only going to have Carmelo for one year, in which case you arent going to give up much for him, maybe bench players and draft picks.  OR, think you'll be able to sign him to an extended contract, in which case, you'd better have quite a bit of cap room to do it.  If you think your team has a shot at him, you'd better check your financial status, because if you cant sign him to a max contract and fit him in under the cap, you can just forget it.  Everyone seems to be writing off NJ, but they have a good young core of talented players, and they WILL be playing in New York in just a couple of years.  So if 'Melo wants to play in NY, he can get there with NJ.  Plus, the Nets have tons of cap room, they can sign Carmelo AND another decent free agent and still fit them in under the cap.



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2010 9:12 am
 

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

The knicks still suck. That has not changed just because they paid for an overrated Amari.




Since: Sep 2, 2010
Posted on: September 4, 2010 6:32 am
 

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

melo shoots too much and dosent defend well, yeah he can score but he also gives u alot of long rebounds and missed fgs, and then doesent get back to guard his guy anywhere else he goes his #'s drop and rightfully so players like him are whats wrong with the NBA today...



Since: Sep 2, 2010
Posted on: September 4, 2010 6:32 am
 

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

melo shoots too much and dosent defend well, yeah he can score but he also gives u alot of long rebounds and missed fgs, and then doesent get back to guard his guy anywhere else he goes his #'s drop and rightfully so players like him are whats wrong with the NBA today...



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2010 6:10 am
 

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

ok fine give him to the lakers and it would make sense



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2010 1:59 pm
 

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

Why aren't the Cavs getting in the mix.  He would be a nice replacement for LBJ and would bring some fans back. 



Since: Sep 3, 2010
Posted on: September 3, 2010 1:57 pm
 

Carmelo 2 Chicago

Enough about the Knicks already the team is terrible (Who keeps talkin bout Gallinari, he looks like hot garbage everytime i c him , he only got drafted b cuz he is italian) The Bulls are a way better team with more to offer to Melo who has got to get outta Denver cause he aint gonna win nada in the West. Hey New York thanks again for taking Isiah and Eddy Curry outta Chicago.  



Since: Sep 3, 2010
Posted on: September 3, 2010 1:51 pm
 

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

Without question the Rockets have the most pieces to give in exchange for Melo then any other team does. Houston's depth at all 5 positions allows them to make a serious run.As far as Houston not being a good city to end up in is absolutely ridiculous, how is Denver any better, boy they sure have been winning a lot of championships lately haven't they? Why would Carmelo want out of Denver if they were a top 4 team in the West and had a legitimate chance to win a title?



Since: Sep 3, 2010
Posted on: September 3, 2010 1:44 pm
 

Offers starting to pop up for Carmelo

Come to the Bulls Melo you get the BIG City Hype of New York w/o all the bad players and contracts. Melo with the Bulls watch out LeBum Chicago will come out the East.




Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: September 2, 2010 9:41 pm
 

Melo holds all the cards

He will be a Knick.  He wants to go to NY.  No team will trade for him if he does not agree to sign an extension.   He can refuse to sign any extension and become a free agent in 2011.  Therefore, if Denver wants anything in return they must accept whatever the Knicks are offering.  Without signing extension, no team will trade for him. 


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