Woj: Knicks, Rockets re-engage on Carmelo Anthony trade talks

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  1. MourningWood

    MourningWood Contributing Member

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    Melo's NTC renders Olshey powerless.
     
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    Repped.
     
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    Feels wrong?
     
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    Please not another Portland troll. This is making me sick.
     
  6. HoustonCRT

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    I'm not involved in the trade discussions, I have no idea what the Knicks want or what the Rockets are offering.
     
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    NY has absolutely no leverage

    1) Melo has a no trade clause is is ONLY willing to waive for Houston

    2) Portland isn't a good team, they are likely to miss the playoffs without Melo, there is about a 0% chance Melo would be willing to play there. With Melo, that team has ZERO all-stars (Lillard if someone gets hurt perhaps) and fights for a 6 seed perhaps.

    3) If Houston has to give up more than Ryan Anderson + filler assets, they simply don't make the trade, simple as that. Houston isn't desperate, they had the 3rd best record in basketball last season and just added Chris Paul. If they don't get Melo they will simply continue on being one of the best teams in the NBA

    Bottom line, the Knicks can sit on their hands and keep Melo, continuing a culture of bad management and mistreating players, or they can take whatever Houston offers.
     
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    man im sick of this, i know the players on the rockets respect ariza and everything. But how about we just give the knicks what they want and include travor with ryno with picks. And then sign unrestricted free-agent shabazz muhammad to small contract
     
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    The problem with that, from NY's perspective, is they are clearly and publicly trying to do a youth movement rebuild.

    Having Melo for the Rockets makes sense- he would be the 2nd or 3rd option on a win now team.

    Having a 33 year old Carmelo, who would take up a lot of minutes and a lot of shots and still try to be the #1 guy, makes no sense for a team going through a rebuild. Especially if Melo really is unhappy there and had any kind of bitterness toward NY for them not dealing him.

    That doesn't mean they should just take any crappy deal they are offered but there are very real negatives for NY to keep Melo. And since they gave him the no trade clause it makes it much more complicated for them
     
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    Bro nobody gives a **** about you you fairy little queer
     
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    Wow...that's just distasteful. This is where people need to walk away.
     
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    if you're gonna continue using this idiot a$$ argument, you need to address my posts to you. You're clearly making assumptions that are unrealistic. The fact that you don't understand the superficiality of this argument proves you know nothing about statistics, point drivers, or player/team strategy management.

    I've made responses to your arguments multiple times, and you've dodged good quality questions that challenege your view.

    Now maybe you haven't had time. You're so busy as a successful star. But you've been able to respond to others since so I must assume your time restraints aren't that restrictive. I wanna know what you think about the issues I've brought up with you in previous posts. Otherwise, you are proving you're just a fanboy with no true understanding of sports.
     
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    Wonder if silence is a good thing?

    Calm before the storm?
     
  16. DaBeard

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    Carmelo Anthony keeping championship hopes alive as Knicks and Rockets continue ongoing trade talks



     
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    After the f*n disrespect, trashing, and tarnishing the whole Knicks org from ownership to front office did to Melo, why the hell should Melo would do a favor to NY? They should consider themseleves lucky Melo is open to being traded to even 1 single team.
     
  18. Downtown Sniper

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    Well no, you're wrong.

    Unless of course you think players don't talk, and the treatment of Melo by NY won't be the immediate topic of conversation on every free agent's mind as soon as they're told NY is interested for the near future.

    Sorry, I should have said 'star' free agent.

    I'm sure the Knicks will be just fine attracting subpar drexlerfan-type quality NBA players and giving them $70,000,00 contracts. Say, like any of the current Blazer players when they hit free agency.

    Kyrie Irving is under contract too. Guess what, he's getting traded. Crazy right? It's almost like people who run these organisations think having a disgruntled star to pollute the remainder of the roster is a bad thing. I know. Crazy right?

    He's under contract too. I can't believe it either.

    Their new GM did what any GM would, by doing his due diligence and asking Melo to open up his list. And Melo has refused. Because he's probably in the shower somewhere singing Houston's on my mind - his face may even be blue too!

    And guess what, as soon as their new GM was no doubt told to kindly BTFO and go do his job, it was reported talks with the Rockets recommenced.

    Amazing that their new GM didn't just conclude his best course of action is to keep Melo - because after all he is under contract you know - but instead got back in touch with the Rockets to no doubt hear the same trade offer again.

    That's what's changed since all then. You should probably do a little research into how the NBA works.

    Remember Paul George? He's arguably a better player than Melo. His old GM's job was to obtain assets and not to appease a diva. Can you remind me again the really good assets he got in that deal?

    It's almost like that GM concluded his best course of action was to get whatever package he could get and cut ties with a player who wouldn't be happy in the locker room, infecting other players with scepticism and negative views.

    Crazy right?
     
  19. Bobsputin

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    I still don't get what Portland can give NYK besides Harkless. His salary doesn't match. Anything else they through in is crap.
    They can give up Collins? I don't think they want too
    Nurkic? Doubt it.
    What else on the the roster would NYK want?
    No Leonard. He is worse than RA. RA is a good player with a bad contract. ML is a bad player with a bad contract (truly toxic).

    I just don't see that trade scenario being better than trading RA.
     
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  20. Bobsputin

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    Melo is an upgrade over RA, but not a big jump.
    BimaThug had a good market value

     
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