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NBA owners seek 'Carmelo Rule'

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09:12 AM ET 10.01 | NBA owners are seeking a rule preventing a team from signing a player acquired in a trade to an extension in the final year of his deal, ESPN.com reported Friday. The report calls the proposed item the ???Carmelo Rule??? in reference to superstar Carmelo Anthony, who was traded to the New York Knicks last season and immediately signed a contract extension.

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October 1, 2011  09:59 AM ET

Can you make a rule against stupidity, Bros?

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October 1, 2011  12:28 PM ET

I wish they can just come to terms so we can have a full training camp since the knicks are finally going to be good barring injuries

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October 1, 2011  01:41 PM ET

I don't like a lot of things about NBA players and the league, but this isn't one of them. IF a team wants to sign a guy long term, they should be allowed. If you won't sign me long term, I'll look for a team that will. Seems pretty basic

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October 1, 2011  02:35 PM ET

And what would that accomplish? Melo would have signed the new contract as soon as this season ended anyway.

October 1, 2011  02:51 PM ET
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Yeah and we have a lotta these pro owners wipes here on this site backin the unreasonable postions that they try to implement and then the wipes say it's fair bargaining and blast anyone's opinon whom thinks its unfair.........got news for ya wipes, go stick ya heads back into the toilet where it came from dirtbags.

Continue to shame your state of NY. You are simply the dumbest person in the history of fan nation and we would all be thankful if you'd shut up and move on, or at least PRETEND to be intelligent next time you post.

October 1, 2011  02:55 PM ET

Are they freakin crazy?

October 1, 2011  02:57 PM ET

This rule would accomplish absolutely nothing.

October 1, 2011  03:03 PM ET

the "carmelo rule" they should have been discussing, was players working out year round and staying in shape. Not hating on carmelo at all, but he got fat as hell in the offseason. If we lose the entire season, will he shawn kemp on us? I thought he was a vegan now, why has he suddenly put on a ton of weight?

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October 1, 2011  05:38 PM ET
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I love this class warfare, trying to come up with ways to penalize big market teams with money.

That's not what it's about, it's about competitive balance being broken. They want parity like the NFL so they don't become a niche sport like MLB only meant for a handful of markets.

October 1, 2011  05:53 PM ET
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I love this class warfare, trying to come up with ways to penalize big market teams with money.

Let me ask an honest question doc. Do you prefer the NFL model for sports or MLB? The NBA will resemble one of them going forward so I ask which you prefer and why. Thanks in advance for the answer doc

October 1, 2011  06:37 PM ET
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.........I thought he was a vegan now, why has he suddenly put on a ton of weight?

Because he eats tons of vegen :rolleyes: .........

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