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09:15 AM ET 07.12 | Chris Paul may have used a toast to set the table for Knicks fans. It was a wedding toast heard from Broadway to Bourbon Street. During Carmelo Anthony's wedding Saturday night at Cipriani's on 42nd Street, Chris Paul, the superstar New Orleans point guard, predicted a future Knicks Dream Team. Take that, LeCon. According to a person who spoke with wedding attendee Amar'e Stoudemire, Paul made the reference during a speech of a potential union of himself, Stoudemire and Anthony, saying, "We'll form our own Big 3," Paul allegedly said. Attendee Spike Lee nearly passed out at the suggestion. The Knicks may not have to wait until 2012. The Knicks have an alternate plan as they stockpile a lot of tradeable assets. A source told The Post on Dec. 15, when trades are permitted for free-agent signees and draft picks, the Knicks will try to put together a package for either free-agent-to-be Tony Parker or Paul.

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July 12, 2010  09:25 AM ET

The league has changed. The players now choose where they want to play. Two weeks ago I'd say this is bull cos no organization will give up their money cows to another city but given how Stern let the stars have their way its not farfetched. So much for the cap working to make teams more even... screw stern's regime.

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July 12, 2010  09:37 AM ET

Get Spike some water and a nice cool pillow....

July 12, 2010  09:38 AM ET

Been hoodwinked once this offseason so Knicks fans better not count this as a done deal. I'll only believe it when comes over the wire that contracts are being signed....


Until then let's see what we just got into the mix and see where it'll take us this coming year!!!

July 12, 2010  09:44 AM ET

Will just have to wait and see what the new CBA looks like...if it is anything like the one the NHL has, some teams aren't going to be able to afford to keep their players. Look at the Blackhawks, Stanely Cup champs and now they can't keep the team together...NHL doesn't have luxury tax, just a hard cap.

July 12, 2010  09:46 AM ET

To bad Paul is signed until 2014 and NY has nothing other then Amare to trade N.O. so I don't see it working. Besides Wade is better then Paul, James is better then Melo and Bosh is better then Amare. At best it's a poor man's Miami. But again with Paul signed through 2014 how does that happen?

July 12, 2010  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The league has changed. The players now choose where they want to play. Two weeks ago I'd say this is bull cos no organization will give up their money cows to another city but given how Stern let the stars have their way its not farfetched. So much for the cap working to make teams more even... screw stern's regime.

I couldn't agree more. New day New Age things this is a players game now!

July 12, 2010  09:51 AM ET
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By 2015, there are gonna be six to eight teams with a "big three" and then about 24 teams that belong in a development league. Almost sounds like baseball.

Maybe the NBA should start regulating teams the way they do in English football (soccer). If your team doesn't win x number of games then you get sent down to the lower league and the top team in the lower league moves up.

July 12, 2010  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Maybe the NBA should start regulating teams the way they do in English football (soccer). If your team doesn't win x number of games then you get sent down to the lower league and the top team in the lower league moves up.

Sorry it's called "relegation"

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July 12, 2010  09:57 AM ET
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What I do know is though, this thing isn't over.

what exactly are you talking about?

July 12, 2010  09:57 AM ET
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To bad Paul is signed until 2014 and NY has nothing other then Amare to trade N.O. so I don't see it working. Besides Wade is better then Paul, James is better then Melo and Bosh is better then Amare. At best it's a poor man's Miami. But again with Paul signed through 2014 how does that happen?

If you read the whole article it also talks about the possibility of Parker/Stat/Melo. The other thing is if Paul doesn't want to be in New Orleans they'll be better off letting him go for some pieces. Vince Carter has shown us the way on how to get traded when y're stuck in a long contract. All you gotta do is stop playing hard.

These owners need to realize players have more power when it comes to staying or playing elsewhere so Shinn needs to act quickly to get rid of CP3 if he wants out else he'll be crying wolf like Dan Gilbert.

Melo has been given a three year 60 mil contract. The fact that he hasn't signed it should tell Denver something.

If Toronto traded Bosh they would have gotten something better than some picks and trade exceptions and imagine what Cleveland would have gotten back for Lebron if they shopped him while he was under contract.

These owners need to get it straight. It's a new world order. Don't hang on to these players and hope they'd have a change of heart. If they show symptoms of wanting out it means they are two steps out the door already....

July 12, 2010  09:58 AM ET
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I don't know about this but it'd be nice. What I do know is though, this thing isn't over. I believe in my team, and more than that I believe in my city. When NYC puts its mind to something, there is nothing that can stop us.

The Knicks have made some decent moves this year. Didn't get the big prize, but defintely in a lot better shape. Plus with the Cavs in the lottery the Knicks are definitely a playoff team.

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July 12, 2010  10:00 AM ET

Anything would be an improvement for New York.

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July 12, 2010  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

If you read the whole article it also talks about the possibility of Parker/Stat/Melo. The other thing is if Paul doesn't want to be in New Orleans they'll be better off letting him go for some pieces. Vince Carter has shown us the way on how to get traded when y're stuck in a long contract. All you gotta do is stop playing hard.These owners need to realize players have more power when it comes to staying or playing elsewhere so Shinn needs to act quickly to get rid of CP3 if he wants out else he'll be crying wolf like Dan Gilbert. Melo has been given a three year 60 mil contract. The fact that he hasn't signed it should tell Denver something.If Toronto traded Bosh they would have gotten something better than some picks and trade exceptions and imagine what Cleveland would have gotten back for Lebron if they shopped him while he was under contract. These owners need to get it straight. It's a new world order. Don't hang on to these players and hope they'd have a change of heart. If they show symptoms of wanting out it means they are two steps out the door already....

one time doesn't make a new world order. And it doesn't matter what Paul wants again he is signed through 2014. Do you really think Cleveland would have traded LeBron if he was signed? No, but Paul took the money and is locked in. He owner already said he wasn't trading him and I have n reason to doubt that. And even IF the Kicks can get Melo they still won't be the Heat. Melo is a much lesser talent then James and Amare isn't Bosh. If that wasn't enough Miami also has Wade. No compairison. sorry

July 12, 2010  10:13 AM ET
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Wake up. The FA/off season has just begun. Anyone who thinks personnel moves would stop when that **ggot LBJ made "The Decision" is stupid. It's just begun. When the smoke clears and the season begins the Knicks will be a great deal better off than they were.

wake up? your post was beyond vague, hence the question, ****.

July 12, 2010  10:14 AM ET
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Wake up. The FA/off season has just begun. Anyone who thinks personnel moves would stop when that **ggot LBJ made "The Decision" is stupid. It's just begun. When the smoke clears and the season begins the Knicks will be a great deal better off than they were.

wake up, the Knick's won't even make the playoffs.

 
July 12, 2010  10:15 AM ET

Come to LA, Bro.

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