Originally Posted by bagelred
You guys are forgetting the obvious too. Melo is repped by CAA. CAA and the Knick organization are VERY tight, ridiculously intertwined. It should almost be "The New York Knicks brought to you by CAA". Woodson, Houston, Warkenstein, Melo, JR Smith, Chris Smith, Bargnani, on and on. So you think after establishing this relationship where CAA basically does whatever it wants with the Knicks, CAA will say "Thanks anyway, Dolan! Bye!" You think Melo isn't going to be swayed to stay? AND get more money? AND stay in New York City?
To go to Dallas? What? Why? LaLa wants to go there?
It's Knicks, with outside chance at Lakers. That's it.
If Melo had a brain, he´d seriously consider the Mavs. I´m sure for playing with Melo, Dirk would take the mid-level exception, Marion+Carter for the minimum, which would leave enough capspace to sign a legit defensive center like Okafor or Gortat. Name one player that Dirk or Carlisle have made worse. Monta Ellis has the 3rd highest FG percentage of the top 20 scorers in the NBA. MONTA ELLIS. #1 among guards.