NBA  > General NBA  > Trading Melo? 5 Possibilities
January 24, 2014, 03:55 PM
Tom Penn thinks the Knicks should deal Melo

Easier said than done.

The issue is he makes 21M, they are over the cap with only a 850K cap exception, so they need right at 20M back

Not to mention, they have to have a team that has a snowballs chance of resigning him, not like Toronto or Phoenix is going to trade their top 2 paid players for him, then watch him go, the Knicks don???t have a half dozen first rounders to throw in.

- Who can eat that much salary and have parts to let it go, you have to trade at LEAST a 15M guy, plus parts. Or two 10M guys. ??? that???s just to make it worth adding the parts.

So just for fun, lets look at all the major Media markets.
Detroit for Josh Smith and Charlie VComing to America

Now dumping Charlie for a scorer might be a great thing, and I could almost see it- but dumping Josh Smith might be a bit hard to do. I could actually see this one IF- and thats only IF, Greg Monroe and Melo became buddies. I mean like Eddie and Arsenio buddies.

Washington for Nene and Ariza

Again, this could happen. I???m not a fan of Nene, and Washington is close enough that the one that runs the Anthony family could be happy. Could this work? Maybe.

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January 25, 2014  03:28 AM ET

The Lakers could trade Pau Gaso for Carmelo and then tank the season.

 
March 9, 2014  04:45 AM ET

I think Melo will sign with the Bulls this offseason.
The Bulls is the only team (as his suitor) that can contend to title next year.

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