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post #16966 of 27330
if Melo wants to win, he should go to the Bulls. he's leaving money in the table anyway with every team but the Knicks
post #16967 of 27330
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

I find it shocking that an NBA player, however, would leave that much money on the table.

*coughTimDuncancough*

*coughDirkNowitzkicough*
post #16968 of 27330
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*coughTimDuncancough*

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Did they do it around age 29-30, as well as 35ish+?
post #16969 of 27330
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

if Melo wants to win, he should go to the Bulls. he's leaving money in the table anyway with every team but the Knicks

With a healthy Rose, they don't need Melo. Chemistry wise, that don't seem like a good fit.

Melo would win a ring in Houston. Harden isn't enough.
post #16970 of 27330
Disagree. A healthy Rose couldn't get them out of the East, and now their do everything guy Deng is gone and Boozer is now completely useless.

Melo is too much of an overlap with Harden, especially because both play horrid defense and acquiring Melo means they have to lose a good defender in Asik. Houston isn't a better fit than Chicago.
post #16971 of 27330
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Disagree. A healthy Rose couldn't get them out of the East, and now their do everything guy Deng is gone and Boozer is now completely useless.

Melo is too much of an overlap with Harden, especially because both play horrid defense and acquiring Melo means they have to lose a good defender in Asik. Houston isn't a better fit than Chicago.

Asik is already gone to NO.
post #16972 of 27330
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Disagree. A healthy Rose couldn't get them out of the East, and now their do everything guy Deng is gone and Boozer is now completely useless.

Melo is too much of an overlap with Harden, especially because both play horrid defense and acquiring Melo means they have to lose a good defender in Asik. Houston isn't a better fit than Chicago.

A healthy Rose prior to the Heat championships was still pretty young. 22, 23? A more healthy, and mature Rose would do a lot better now. Bulls, and Melo do not need each other.
post #16973 of 27330
22, I think. But you think he'd be able to top an MVP season coming off multiple major knee surgeries? Because he'd have to play even better than that to get to the Finals without his best perimeter help from that year. That and the Miami 3 would have to break up.

Melo takes the scoring burden partially and he can also hide on defense because everyone else is so good at it. Even though it will give Thibs an aneurysm.
post #16974 of 27330
But Melo can stay in NYK and be a part of a winning culture. if Phil Jackson gets Pau Gasol and they keep Melo they are a playoff team again. Swapping Felton for Calderon will help that, both can't defend good but Calderon is not a headcase and a guy that can be part of winning culture and a functional team. Then just slowly add to that. I think most players look at many things no0t just winning or money alone but a combination of both. Lakers don't look much better than Knicks atm. Bulls winning wise
would be a better but then again there's money and there's the city- living in NY seems a bit more appealing to most players.
post #16975 of 27330
OrganIzation run by James Dolan < > winning culture

But you are right about NY being where the money is, as well as one of the best places to live for him
post #16976 of 27330
I admit I'm a fan of the LeBron drama. Every day there is a new front runner to compete with the Heat for his services. Today, Cleveland is a legit contender.

  • Best young nucleus -- Irving and Wiggins locked up for 5-year contracts, Bennett is more of a flyer, but I think has four years left. There's also that Tristan guy
  • Can offer a max deal -- Just need to unload one salary, such as Jack, otherwise would be close to max
  • Future flexibility
  • Good vibes

I realize Cleveland isn't the best market, and obviously there are hard feelings between Dolan and LeBron, but from a pure future projection standpoint Cleveland does make sense. LeBron and Irving would be a fantastic pairing, and Wiggins playing some spot-on defense would be the perfect core. Bennett is more like gravy if he comes on, but I have my doubts having seen rather reckless play and behavior.
post #16977 of 27330
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Originally Posted by wojt View Post

But Melo can stay in NYK and be a part of a winning culture. if Phil Jackson gets Pau Gasol and they keep Melo they are a playoff team again. Swapping Felton for Calderon will help that, both can't defend good but Calderon is not a headcase and a guy that can be part of winning culture and a functional team. Then just slowly add to that. I think most players look at many things no0t just winning or money alone but a combination of both. Lakers don't look much better than Knicks atm. Bulls winning wise

would be a better but then again there's money and there's the city- living in NY seems a bit more appealing to most players.

 


That ESPN article about the Knicks eyeing Pau Gasol is a load of crap. NY's salary cap situation is fucked and the only way they can sign both Gasol and Melo (if they keep their current roster intact) is if they offer Pau less than $4 million for next season. That's laughable. He's easily worth $10+ for at least the next 2 or 3 seasons. The Knicks also have no trade assets to offload in order to clear cap space for him.
post #16978 of 27330
Word rn is that LeBron is considering "retiring" ala MJ for a year. confused.gif
post #16979 of 27330
Lol I just read that he's probably going to sign with the Cavaliers.

This is the worst part of the nba season, nothing else going on, all the bullshit gets printed. Although it's admittedly somewhat exciting.
post #16980 of 27330
I've decided just to stop reading these rumor stories/posts. I'll read about where all these cabrons sign when they actually do sign
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