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Now the Warriors are going for Carmelo?

Posted on: January 21, 2011 2:21 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

As soon as Mikhail Prokhorov let the words out of his mouth, Masai Ujiri's phone probably started ringing. And ringing. And ringing.

Once it became clear that the New Jersey Nets were pulling out of the Carmelo Anthony chase, the world opened up to 29 other teams that might be in search of a new piece to the puzzle. Not necessarily in terms of just Anthony, but maybe they could become a partner in a potential three-way deal.

But some out there are definitely interested in the services of Melo. He's a star with star power and scoring power. No matter what the statistical inclined people say, Melo is a very, very good basketball player. And people want it.

So on top of the Knicks, Rockets and Mavericks, add in a new team that might be interested in playing the Melo game. The Golden State Warriors.

"We've had discussions with Denver," owner Joe Lacob to the Mercury News. "And I think it's possible. But unfortunately, he clearly wants to be one place geographically."

Ah, so Lacob isn't actually completely serious about it, because unlike some, he realizes that the whole extension thing is the catch in this whole thing. But Lacob said he thinks the Warriors can offer a package that would top any other out there. He said the team wouldn't be shy about breaking up Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry if the right deal presented itself.

"We think we have better assets to go after someone like him, that caliber, than most of the teams out there that are being talked about," Lacob said.

The Warriors new ownership group clearly has visions of running this franchise in a different way than Chris Cohan. Lacob isn't shy about saying what he wants. He talked about the team needing post help, about not understanding some of Keith Smart's rotations and how they feel the need to be aggressive and active in trade discussions.

"We're willing to do anything to improve this team -- I told you," Lacob said.

We hear you, Joe. But talking is one thing. Warriors fans have heard a lot of that. Melo obviously isn't in the cards for Golden State but it sounds like the team is willing to take a chance to make a splash. That's progress, I think.

Comments

Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Now the Warriors are going for Carmelo?

Are you serious ?  Do you have any clue this is a business ?  What about when teams trade players out of no where for their own interest's, then what ?  If anything Melo gave the Nuggets a heads up he wasn't staying.  He is doing them a favor and giving them an opportunity to get something for him.  The Knicks have made an offer, I'm sure others have as well.  The Denver management is blowing this big time.  Carmelo didn't even have to give them this chance.  He could have just said nothing, played out the season and walked, just like Bosh..... Get a clue.



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Now the Warriors are going for Carmelo?

The fact that he has left the Nuggets hangging without letting them know where he stands is selfish and dissapointing.  The Nuggets need to get what they can for him, so they don't get nothing when he leaves as a free agent.  At this point who cares what he wants.



Since: Dec 27, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2011 6:45 pm
 

Now the Warriors are going for Carmelo?

I agree a hundred percent, he's spit in the Nuggets fans faces, won't even say what he wants, looks like he wants to screw the team and play out the season so the Nuggets get nothing. Dump this ungreatful,selfish, prima donna as fast as possible. To bad we can't trade him to Hawaii or even better Italy!



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Now the Warriors are going for Carmelo?

butternuts..aka the writer of this article.man lovers, want him in cali to butter his..well..umm..you get the picture..they are mad that david lee went there and obviously must have a smaller package to have these 2 so upset in the closet



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Now the Warriors are going for Carmelo?

he in sense has one, because he is a free agent at seasons end, and anyone trading for him wont give up all that to have him walk..so its up to denver..keep him and let him go to knicks at seasons end, or take something back and let it be either the knicks" good fortune or headache



Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Now the Warriors are going for Carmelo?

I thinks it's great.  Melo is a punk.  Send him as far away from where he wants to go as you can.  Denver is sick of him.  He gets heckeled in the Pepsi Center.  I'm not sure if he has a no trade clause or not.  Get him out of here.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2011 5:47 pm
 

Scoring

He'd love the Warriors or the Knicks- run and gun, score some points, winning kind of a second priority. Not to say he's not a winner because obviously he showed that Syracuse, but I think he enjoys scoring more than winning..



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Now the Warriors are going for Carmelo?

omg..now i get it..butternuts..omg..omg.omg....you

probably want to lick me like a lollipop because candy is in my name..you want my "candy a$$"..butternuts defending gays..wow..do gays have rights?...butternuts?..lmao..lmao



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Now the Warriors are going for Carmelo?

wow..we found 1 of his lovers..i'm a guy reasing about sports when some article is posted..i didnt have to go past the 1st sentence..carmelo anthony has been crystal clear on his desires, then along comes polly....carmelo will be going to east coast and thats that...last i checked california is not east coast...and as one of his lovers you try and slap me...how queer are you..you are part of ignorant reality show america without the reality of common sense...he has his holes filled, and it appears you do as well..you become delusional when you sit in a closet too long..come out man lover #2...i hope you 2 didnt eat corn last night..stories like this need to stop, but man lovers checking them out in the nude isnt working...




Since: Oct 14, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2011 4:37 pm
 

Now the Warriors are going for Carmelo?

This has to be the dumbest post i have ever seen. Your talking crap about a guy that writes an article that YOU read. His job was done and you read the article. So doenst that make you the gay one if your reading a gay mans article? Your such a fag


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