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09:45 AM ET 08.08 | Carmelo Anthony may soon face the same predicament close friend LeBron James was in -- playing for a club good enough to compete but not to win a championship. We all know what choice LeBron made, and Anthony could make a similar decision next year. Anthony has been long rumored to favor the Knicks, who didn't waste their remaining salary cap money on lesser free agents, choosing to save the cash. The Nuggets stayed relatively quiet in the offseason besides the additions of Al Harrington and Shelden Williams, and they don't look dramatically different from the team that lost in the first round to Utah in May. Unless the Nuggets make some dramatic moves over the next 12 months, they risk losing Anthony for nothing.

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August 8, 2010  09:53 AM ET

Yup, that's what we need...Another LeBrokedown soap opera next year.

August 8, 2010  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Yup, that's what we need...Another LeBrokedown soap opera next year.

I agree. Here we go again about how the Knicks are the top of this player wish list of teams he wants to play for. And thats all New York fans want to talk about. So hows James, Bosh and Joe Johnson working out for you?

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August 8, 2010  10:06 AM ET

You can come to LA, Bro.

August 8, 2010  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I agree. Here we go again about how the Knicks are the top of this player wish list of teams he wants to play for. And thats all New York fans want to talk about. So hows James, Bosh and Joe Johnson working out for you?

It's all good stuff for homers, but for normal fans like myself, this new move into player collusion is just another reason to be tired of the NBA. It's no longer about basketball or teams, it 'celebrity watch' for the players. Guess in the age of Kim K and Paris, reality shows and extreme(fill-in-the-blank), the dumbing down of sports fandom was inevitable.

August 8, 2010  10:25 AM ET

Yes the Nuggets risk losing Melo, but NOT to the Knicks.

Current Knicks roster is an inferior supporting cast than what Melo currently has in Denver, and after acquiring Amare, I don't think the Knicks have enough cap space left to sign Melo AND Parker or an equivalent talent (Knicks cap gurus, please correct me if I am wrong on this last point).

The Nets (Brook Lopez is already better than Amare, costs much less, and still has plenty of room for improvement, Devin Harris shall be on a mission to prove his first year as a Net was no fluke) and the Bulls seem better equipped to lure Melo.

August 8, 2010  10:33 AM ET

Why the hell would he go to the Knicks if he wants to win? The Knicks will not compete for at least another 20 years. They even brought back Isah. Ridiculous.

August 8, 2010  10:40 AM ET

playing for a club good enough to compete but not to win a championship.

If this is the dilemma he's facing, or the motivation to make a move, New York will once again be sadly disappointed.

August 8, 2010  10:44 AM ET

Denver is an ageing team will Melo being they only young good player ( maybe lawson) So it would make sense for him to leave if he wants to win. While NY makes sense form a (going home) standpoint it doesn't form a winning standpoint. If the Knicks added Melo would they really compete in the East? Melo isn't James and Amare isn't Bosh add Wade to that mix and Miami will still be clearly better then NY. And I think Orlando and Chicago will also still be better, those teams have better centers and back courts. So if Melo leaves he should go to a team he can put over the top.

August 8, 2010  10:47 AM ET

He will go when and where Bron Bron tells him.

Chris Paul

August 8, 2010  10:51 AM ET

He will sign the extension soon. How does the Boston Globe have anything to do with this situation?

August 8, 2010  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

He will sign the extension soon. How does the Boston Globe have anything to do with this situation?

Don't you know? Everyone wants to play for the Celtics.......

August 8, 2010  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Yes the Nuggets risk losing Melo, but NOT to the Knicks.

Current Knicks roster is an inferior supporting cast than what Melo currently has in Denver,

and after acquiring Amare, I don't think the Knicks have enough cap space left to sign Melo AND Parker or an equivalent talent (Knicks cap gurus, please correct me if I am wrong on this last point).The Nets (Brook Lopez is already better than Amare, costs much less, and still has plenty of room for improvement, Devin Harris shall be on a mission to prove his first year as a Net was no fluke) and the Bulls seem better equipped to lure Melo.

First the current Knicks roster maybe inferior to Denver today, but at the end of this season, C Nene ETO, pF Martin FA, oG J.R. Smith FA, Billups pG, Non or partial guaranteed, Al Harrington player option, who left Birdman, Balkman, & Ty Lawson

And the Knicks cap is $55.3m today, next year after Eddy Curry is GONE $43.1m,

so if Melo want to do a LBJ and take less then MAX to go to NY, so be it.

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August 8, 2010  10:57 AM ET

Nuggests won't sit still--will trade or bring in players.

August 8, 2010  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

He will sign the extension soon. How does the Boston Globe have anything to do with this situation?

what is he waiting for? I said this before to the Cleveland fans.

August 8, 2010  11:03 AM ET

i think he'd be a perfect fit with the bulls even more so arguebly then lebron because he is a true small forward who dose not need to dominate the ball and can play off a pg to where as lebron is a pg in a power forwards body that plays the small forward position.. as far as the nuggetts i say trade him and get what you can for him i would not take substantially less then his value but i would refuse to let him go with no compensation.. if he wants newyork then send him there now in a three way deal that brings in eddy curry and his expiring contract and another player and picks from another team.. or send him to washington for gilbert and future draft picks lol..( yea i reached with that one lol)

August 8, 2010  11:07 AM ET
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Nuggests won't sit still--will trade or bring in players.

WHO will ....Denver just got rid of the front office, Mark Warkentien and Rex Chapman per owner Stan Kroenke. So new GM George Karl ?? who also on a one year contact. Remember the Stan got rid of Camby for a second round pick from the Clips to clear CAP.

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August 8, 2010  11:39 AM ET
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First the current Knicks roster maybe inferior to Denver today, but at the end of this season, C Nene ETO, pF Martin FA, oG J.R. Smith FA, Billups pG, Non or partial guaranteed, Al Harrington player option, who left Birdman, Balkman, & Ty Lawson And the Knicks cap is $55.3m today, next year after Eddy Curry is GONE $43.1m, so if Melo want to do a LBJ and take less then MAX to go to NY, so be it.

Thanks for the info:

In short, you are saying than next year:
1) Thanks to Curry's horrific contract finally expiring, the Knicks will have cap space to sign two max FAs?
2) Denver will have also have plenty of cap space also to choose between resigning its own FA or replacing them with younger and/or better pieces?

Did I understood right?

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