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qrich 08-25-2010 08:47 PM

Carmelo Anthony?
 
With rumors popping up about the Clippers being a possible suitor for Melo, what would you offer to get his services or would you pass on him due to the fact that he'll be a free agent?

qrich 08-25-2010 09:27 PM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
Here's one scenario I came up with, including the Memphis Grizzlies:

Grizzlies Out: Hamed Haddadi, Rights to Xavier Henry, 2011 2nd Rounder, 2012 2nd Rounder, 2013 2nd Rounder
Grizzlies In: Ty Lawson, Brian Cook

Grizzlies seem to have problems signing Henry, so they deal him along with three second rounders and a project C to pickup a nice point guard prospect, which they need badly.

Lawson - Mayo - Gay - ZBo - Marc with a key bench of Conley - Allen - Thabeet.

Nuggets Out: Carmelo Anthony, Ty Lawson, JR Smith
Nuggets In: Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu, Eric Bledsoe, Ryan Gomes, Rights to Xavier Henry, Rights to Sofoklis Schortsianitis, Grizzlies 2011/2012/2013 2nd Round Picks, T'Wolves 2011 First (Top 10 Protected, no protection in 2012)

Nuggets might believe they will lose Melo, so they deal him to get as many assets as possible. They do deal their prospective point guard of the future, but Bledsoe can fill in that role very well. Gomes is a decent stopgap at the three on a cheap three year deal and Aminu/Henry are rookies who can form a nice duo at the wings, not to mention four picks, one of which is projected to be a top pick.

Starting Unit: Billups - Afflalo - Harrington - Nene - Kaman with a bench of Bledsoe - Henry - Balkman - Aminu - Gomes - Birdman - Martin

Clippers Out: Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu, Eric Bledsoe, Ryan Gomes, Rights to Sofoklis Schorsianitis, T'Wovles 2011 First
Clippers In: Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, Hamed Haddadi

Clippers deal two key young players and a pick they were looking forward to, along with their all-star center for a chance to make some noise.

Finalize the roster by bringing back Mardy Collins. Sign Rasho Nesterovic, send Haddaddi to the Wolves along with a $1 million for Kosta Koufos (Koufos is an upgrade). Etan Thomas to have a veteran big man as well.

Depth Chart:
PG: Baron Davis | Randy Foye | Willie Warren
SG: Eric Gordon | J.R. Smith | Mardy Collins
SF: Carmelo Anthony | Rasual Butler
PF: Blake Griffin | Craig Smith | Etan Thomas
CE: DeAndre Jordan | Rasho Nesterovic | Kosta Koufos

lil_miketaylor 08-26-2010 03:59 AM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
Kaman, Aminu, Warren, Gomes, Butler, Bledsoe. Take any of those guys. As long as we keep Griffin, Gordon, and Jordan in tact. Maybe sign me back as well after the moves.

Al Thornton 08-26-2010 06:52 AM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
melo has to sign his extension then get traded for that to happen. no reason to trade for him if he is just going to leave after the season ends.

ZeN 08-26-2010 12:23 PM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by qrich
Depth Chart:
PG: Baron Davis | Randy Foye | Willie Warren
SG: Eric Gordon | J.R. Smith | Mardy Collins
SF: Carmelo Anthony | Rasual Butler
PF: Blake Griffin | Craig Smith | Etan Thomas
CE: DeAndre Jordan | Rasho Nesterovic | Kosta Koufos


That really would be epic.. playoffs for sure (assuming health holds up)

ZeN 08-26-2010 12:25 PM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lil_miketaylor
Kaman, Aminu, Warren, Gomes, Butler, Bledsoe. Take any of those guys. As long as we keep Griffin, Gordon, and Jordan in tact. Maybe sign me back as well after the moves.

I would be any favor of any trade that wouldnt involve Eric Gordon or Blake Griffin.

I would seriously be devastated if they traded Griffin..

ihatetimthomas 08-26-2010 01:53 PM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZeN
I would be any favor of any trade that wouldnt involve Eric Gordon or Blake Griffin.

I would seriously be devastated if they traded Griffin..


I do not think the Clippers will move him this year. They are still waiting to see what he can become, and you can't even tell that for sure in one year of play.

If anything, Eric Gordon would be more likely to be dealt. I wouldn't like it at all, but he is more likely to be traded than Griffin. I think Griffin is pretty much untouchable, for this year at least.

dab0yech0 08-27-2010 01:52 AM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
Wouldn't mind doin something like

Kaman, Aminu, Warren, Clipps 2011 1st, Twolves 2012 1st

for

Melo, JR Smith

assuming salaries add up.

JR Smith would be the sixth man off the bench. It would be deadly to have JR Smith and Butler off the bench to spread out the defense.

ZeN 08-27-2010 07:02 AM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dab0yech0
Wouldn't mind doin something like

Kaman, Aminu, Warren, Clipps 2011 1st, Twolves 2012 1st

for

Melo, JR Smith

assuming salaries add up.

JR Smith would be the sixth man off the bench. It would be deadly to have JR Smith and Butler off the bench to spread out the defense.

As dumb as J.R. can be.. hes a good gamble right now. It is possible that with a change of team he may change a bit.. and he can be a deadly shooter when hes hot.

Plus, if he doesnt work out (which is likely) then he becomes a 6mil expiring contract.

The only issue I see is the city of L.A. Smith would go haywire probably..

qrich 08-27-2010 05:50 PM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dab0yech0
Wouldn't mind doin something like

Kaman, Aminu, Warren, Clipps 2011 1st, Twolves 2012 1st

for

Melo, JR Smith

assuming salaries add up.

JR Smith would be the sixth man off the bench. It would be deadly to have JR Smith and Butler off the bench to spread out the defense.


Done, though I'd probably prefer to ask for Afflalo over JR and I'm higher on Warren than Bledsoe for some reason, so I'd keep our own pick and Warren and give them Bledsoe.

eemas91 08-31-2010 12:00 AM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
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DKLaker 08-31-2010 02:53 AM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Al Thornton
melo has to sign his extension then get traded for that to happen. no reason to trade for him if he is just going to leave after the season ends.


Right...that has to get done. I would love to see Melo on the Clips.

ZeN 08-31-2010 01:09 PM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by eemas91

Title? We would settle for some playoff action..

ihatetimthomas 09-02-2010 03:07 PM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
If the Clipper can land Melo without giving up Gordon or Driffin, then I think they should def. go for it. Even if he does not sign an extension, I would role the dice on getting him and seeing what he can do for the team this year. They could def. be playoff team with Baron, Melo, Gordon, Griffin.

ZeN 09-06-2010 11:16 PM

Re: Carmelo Anthony?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ihatetimthomas
If the Clipper can land Melo without giving up Gordon or Driffin, then I think they should def. go for it. Even if he does not sign an extension, I would role the dice on getting him and seeing what he can do for the team this year. They could def. be playoff team with Baron, Melo, Gordon, Griffin.

Melo, Gordon and Griffin would definitely be a winning core.. But I would prefer B.Dizzle being gone.. I have grown tired of his act.


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