Discussion: LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony? (P. 2)

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CapsNClips
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Why would LeBron come here if his best friend isn't on the team??

JQuick32
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Because we'd still have the LA market, a personal friend of his buying the team, another personal friend of his coaching the team and serving as team president, and Blake Griffin, who he thought highly of enough to consider us in 2010 without CP3. And even if it's just him and Blake, that core is still way better than what he has going forward in Miami.

Jerediscool
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I don't think he's "friends" with Ballmer or Doc....

cashdld
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You do realize LeBron is closer to Chris Paul than Dwayne wade, they are even each other kids godfathers

CapsNClips
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LeBron isn't going to come here without Chris.

That's like working at a company with your best friend and you are offered a promotion, but along with the promotion you have to fire your best friend. Nobody would do that.

LeBron isn't going to force his best friend out of title contention for the next 4 years of his prime by sending him to Miami.

Anybody who thinks that will happen is dreaming.

Bingo3
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How do you (and some others) not understand that Lebron is never coming here if we have to give up his best friend in CP3. Let's not fool ourselves and think he likes Blake and Doc enough to come here if that means he won't be playing with one of his closest friends.

slestack11
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What if we traded Deandre Jordan, Jamal Crawford, and Jared Dudley for Carmelo. Jordan and Crawford have expiring deals that the Knicks might be interested in.

CapsNClips
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I think we can get away with giving them only DJ and Dudley with a S&T for Carmelo at $15 mil a year.

I know the Knicks would love to get DJ and I know Phil doesn't have the balls to let Melo go for nothing during his first year as President.

Maybe if they are nice we will throw in Jamal for Shumpert.

The amount of leverage Phil has is microscopic.

JQuick32
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I really don't get the Melo love on here. I mean, you even have people saying they'd rather have him than LeBron. Last I checked, Melo is a chucker and extremely selfish. He would need to make some big changes to his game at age 30 in order to fit with this team.

Clippers_FTW
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Who on the Knicks could he pass to right now???

ClipperKyle32
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Is he an upgrade from Granger,Barnes,Dudley? Okay then. I think most of CTB is in love with anyone who provides an upgrade. I really do not want to get rid of DJ. I really want....

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da11da
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I don't see Pierce playing backup for Lebron, that team would be scary though.

kjavis
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Nothing ever makes sense on this board

tense2
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Doc maybe good, but he can't work miracles. No to the over priced ball hog soon to be 30 Melo.

And Sefolosha better then Shump...and we are talking about SG, lol.

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We could make a smooth move and go for Josh Smith. He is being shopped by Detroit, and he's making roughly 10 mil a year. Neither LeBron or Melo are going to take less than the max deal (holding for LBJ taking less in Miami for a deeper roster). J Smooth offers an upgrade at a position that we have a serious lack of talent.

tense2
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Let's not make the same mistake as Detroit. We can get a better player then him (Deng/Ariza) for the same or less $.

J Smooth he isn't.

JQuick32
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Josh Smith sucks. He is one of the biggest team cancers in the league.

Agent0
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I wouldn't call Smith a cancer, his issue is that he is not a high IQ basketball player.

If we were to trade for Lebron, which is a hard thing to just decide to do. If I'm going to take all player ties out of it, team building wise, a Blake + Barnes or Dudley for Lebron is probably the easier one to then build around after the trade. Eg:

MLE: Channing Frye

BAE: Thabo Sefolosha

Re-sign Collison

Trade Jamal for someone like Amir Johnson, if not, keep him, figure something else out to fill out the roster.

Chris Paul / Darren Collison

J.J. Redick / Thabo Sefolosha

Lebron James / Jared Dudley or Matt Barnes

Channing Frye / Amir Johnson

DeAndre Jordan / Some player

That's a really good two way team, a lot of length all over the floor, good shooting and floor spacing. It's a very solid and balanced team if one is being honest. My question is where is the proof that Lebron can work more off the ball next to a primary ball handler. Lebron is great, but CP should be the primary ball handler on the team, and Lebron likes that role.

I still don't like the idea of trading Blake either way.

Clippers_FTW
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Blake is untouchable.....

JQuick32
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Can't believe people actually wanted this douchebag to come here.

CapsNClips
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According to betting markets we have the third highest % to land LeBron, with 9.9%

That's weird that we would be ranked higher than Houston, Dallas, Lakers and PHX who all had meetings with LeBron.

Never count out the Chris Paul factor and obvious roster dominance compared to every other suitor.

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