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clipperboy24
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I didnt see anything like this posted yet but the Denver Post had an article out about how Denver might look into trading Carmelo if he doesnt sign the extension they just offered him.

This might be fall back option if we dont get a big FA we are looking for. I know everybody says we already have enough shooters but honestly do we?

EJ barely took shots last year, Baron takes too many shots and needs another option to take the shooting from him, Blake Griffn will create his own off block plays, rebounds, pick and rolls, alley-oops etc. and Kaman shot a very high% and i didnt mind his shooting.

Carmelo might be a perfect option for us, another decent rebounder and passer a highly effective scorer, clutch player and a good attitude (i actually have talked to him a real nice guy).

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http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/rumors/post ... nba,252494

JamFan
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Who says we have enough shooters. We have never had enough shooters, and we certainly have fewer at the moment than we have ever had. Carmelo is one of the top 3 small forwards in the NBA. If they would trade him to us for any one single player, and maybe throw in Baron's contract, you should make the deal. You would still have cap space to go out and sign another player. Would you give up Kaman and Davis to bring in Carmelo Anthony and Joe Johnson?

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I think the list of the perfect Sf available now for us could be this:

James

'Melo

Granger

Iguo

Prince (short term answer for us)

Salmons (he's a SG, but can play the 3, maybe we'll have aminu as a starter and salmons as a 6th man to back up gordon & aminu)

Deng (i don't like this move too much because we have the same kind of player in aminu)

clipperboy24
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I thought the exact same thing but nearly evey article for the draft and clippers off season states, well the clippers dont really need anoter shooter as they have planty of those (more along the lines of people taking shots not accurate shooters)

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Well to get melo I think we might have to give up kaman, and a couple of future first(maybe including minnys pick)

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At least...including EG + mutiple 1st round picks.

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You will fine the truth on TopBuzz. All the guys here know better than most all of the sportwriters put together. Many of them just say things because they heard it once up a time, or they just repeat what somebody else said. Eric Gordon is the only accomplish outside shooter that we have. Bledsoe has potential. But we need at least two more really accomplished guys who can hit the three. In fact a lot of draft analysis that crtiticized out taking Aminu was that he didn't have a great outside shot. Carmelo is obviously one step in the right direction. He can fill it up. He averaged 31ppg in the playoffs but his team did not advance. His best jump shot is just inside the arc. He is just average shooting from the 3.

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Espn is saying that the nuggets want Carmelo to sign an extension, if not he will be put on the trading block. I'd say we give up our second round pick and minnesotas pick for him.

clipperboy24
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i already posted a thread on this:)

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We already have a thread about this bro.

clipperboy24
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^^^ he actually is a little better than average but had an off year 3pt % wise. Can you imagine how much we would open up his shooting opportunities with Griffin and Kaman?? Would be so sweet!

I say offer our 1st pick for next year and aminu, or both 1st round picks next year. Maybe more if he would agree to an extension with us.

tense2
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If and thats a real big if you could get a deal done with Denver..you better get an extension (which I don't think Melo would accept), because 1 and out does nothing for us.

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If Melo won't sign the extension, they will scramble to trade him for whatever they can get from him, it doesn't have to be an equal talent trade. As soon as the trade deadline nears, they will eventually take less if there are few takers.

The other thing to remember is that he will be in his last year of a contract, why would you trade talent for talent to basically get a player for a year or less without a guarantee he will sign a new contract with the team he is traded to ???

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Merged...

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yeah i dont want a one year rental. but his bird rights get traded along to us, right?

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Doesn't Melo have alot of that Koby 'tude that's not so mellow?

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True but he can still sign where he wants. The bird rights just means that we can offer him the most money and an extra year than any club even if we are over the cap. That's when the bird rights kick in.

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for sure his future wife LaLa would love to be back in LA

clipperboy24
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not at all. You see Melo actually smiling on the court and encouraging his teammates. Much better than Kobe who scowls and whines after every play.

if he could come here and we win and play well i think he would sign an extension with us, if not that would suck but mye the Clipps would turn into a winning franchise:)

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clipper*joe wrote:
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yeah i dont want a one year rental. but his bird rights get traded along to us, right?

True but he can still sign where he wants. The bird rights just means that we can offer him the most money and an extra year than any club even if we are over the cap. That's when the bird rights kick in.

yeah that's why i wanna know about the bird rights, cause if we keep kaman( as in we don't trade away any of our big contracts for melo) , and resign our bench this year, we wont have the money for the max, so we need the bird rights on our side so we can go over the cap to resign, if sterling allows it, that is.

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hah, melo feels left out with all these other FA's getting attention.

clipperboy24
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haha, everybody wants to be wanted:)

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Any of these writers who says we have enough shooting, invalidates their point of view with that wrong statement. We have about the worst outside shooting team in the league. Baron is one of the poorest outside shooting PG's in the league. Gordon was an average 3 pt shooter last year, as was Butler, who we no longer have... Griffin is not a noted shooter, though hopefully he'll get better. We desperately need someone who can stretch the defense.

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Alright, offer Rudy Gay or Joe Johnson Max contract and trade him for Carmelo!!!

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If this was 2011 I'd want us to offer Melo max money but it's not so we shouldn't break our neck just to pull him away from DEN.

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I asked Eric Pinicus, he said that trading a FA for another player cannot be done.

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Agreed... Given Carmelo's talent level and yes he is great id maybe give them maybe 1 first round pick and willie warren... But then again thats my way of saying pass on a 1 year rental please...

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Guys i think its a shot in the dark to get melo, but i think w the right offer it can happen. i think the clips should "swing big, miss big" by trying to make a simple offer of blake for melo...blake is great but obv injury prone, and we really need a sf badly...not to mention melo is top sf in nba. the problem is blake and melos salaries would not match up. therefore, i think clips should make this offer: b.dizzle for melo...it would move bledsoe into starting lineup immediately, which could be rocky for a year or two..but i thibnk its worth the risk. further, we would have barons contract gone, replaced w the much needed sf. i think this is dream scenario, but what do you guys think? nugs prob wouldnt want baron bc of billups, so maybe this is 3 way deal? thoughts?

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Some TV commentator said Carmelo was the best pure scorer in the NBA (scorer only) We don't have any reliable scorers at all. Carmelo is our best option other than LBJ. Tradind Aminu (sp) and a pick, I'd do it and try to sign msybe Outlaw or best Sool but that's $$$. We now have two allstars, ROY a Pure PG as good as Chauncy but not the shooter and EJ who is real good I hope. . Bench lots of holes but this is a play off finals team.

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Denver got Chauncey Billup & Ty Lawson at PG, why would they want Baron Davis.

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ps Melo's $$$ in 2011-2012 won't be a mystery. If the numbers match I'd trade EJ and maybe a pick.

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This is the Clippers one and only chance to sneek up on everyone from the rear and pull the next best thing to Lebron. That's right Melo is a flat out scorer. I would trade Kaman in a heartbeat....Melo in LA i could just see it now... It's just a pipe dream but this would almost cancel out Lebron. Anthony can score and is clutch he's the only thing missing from our squad. Kaman is a scrub all-star who will never ever make the team again......

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Denver is only doing this to be safe, they know if Melo waits till next year he won't get paid more than he is now with the new collective bargaining agreement coming. So Denver is putting him on the spot right now and want him to commit to them rather than lose him for nothing. So if Melo rejects the extension the Nuggets are gonna offer him in a couple days expect him to get traded. We would have to give up the first round pick we get from Minny I suppose and maybe one of our young studs too. I would give em Aminu and our next first round pick. That's how much I like our team I really don't want to trade anybody.

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Dude I hope you're not serious about Kaman. I would seriously consider trading him for Melo if we were sure Melo would stay but Kaman is a beast. Who would you replace him with anyway? The only reason you could hate on Kaman for last season's performance is his number dropping and I'm fairly sure that happened because he was carrying us through the first half of the season and other coaches adjusted to him.

Oh and by the way DJ is probably still not ready to be a starting centre.

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Clipper_Richard wrote:
CorpseOfKeithCloss wrote:
Guys i think its a shot in the dark to get melo, but i think w the right offer it can happen. i think the clips should "swing big, miss big" by trying to make a simple offer of blake for melo...blake is great but obv injury prone, and we really need a sf badly...not to mention melo is top sf in nba. the problem is blake and melos salaries would not match up. therefore, i think clips should make this offer: b.dizzle for melo...it would move bledsoe into starting lineup immediately, which could be rocky for a year or two..but i thibnk its worth the risk. further, we would have barons contract gone, replaced w the much needed sf. i think this is dream scenario, but what do you guys think? nugs prob wouldnt want baron bc of billups, so maybe this is 3 way deal? thoughts?

Denver got Chauncey Billup & Ty Lawson at PG, why would they want Baron Davis.

thats why i mentioned 3 team trade....teams such as indiana are looking for a pg, so maybe they could be in mix for lac-den-indy trade.

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The Nuggets offered him a 3 year 65million deal, he has a certain time limit to sign or else otherwise. LOL

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dunc182 wrote:
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This is the Clippers one and only chance to sneek up on everyone from the rear and pull the next best thing to Lebron. That's right Melo is a flat out scorer. I would trade Kaman in a heartbeat....Melo in LA i could just see it now... It's just a pipe dream but this would almost cancel out Lebron. Anthony can score and is clutch he's the only thing missing from our squad. Kaman is a scrub all-star who will never ever make the team again......

Dude I hope you're not serious about Kaman. I would seriously consider trading him for Melo if we were sure Melo would stay but Kaman is a beast. Who would you replace him with anyway? The only reason you could hate on Kaman for last season's performance is his number dropping and I'm fairly sure that happened because he was carrying us through the first half of the season and other coaches adjusted to him.

Oh and by the way DJ is probably still not ready to be a starting centre.

Between Melo, Davis, Gordon and anything we can get from our draftpicks, we will have enough firepower, rebounding,shot blocking and less turnovers to replace Kaman...

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kaman is a hard replacement to find. He is a true center that has a great touch around the rim, and range out almost to the 3 pt line. He does have his problems tho with is focus and intensity, but just because we get melo does not mean we can replace kaman's rebounding. Melo is usually out on the perimeter, so he gets his rebounds from either slashing in or long rebounds where kaman gets them right off the rim. You cant just take numbers and add them together, its all circumstantial. I wouldnt mind getting rid of kaman if DJ was ready, but unfortunately he isnt.

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Why is everybody down on Kaman. Remember he was the coaches choice. He tanked at the end but so did everybody else. 20/10 isn't chopped liver (or Mooseburgers. I had some last week thet're great) Put him with a rejuvenated BD and a healthy BG, fugeddaboudit.

CK center, sofo PF, interesting. Imagine them playing pick and roll lol BD passes to CK just below the FT line. Sofo sets a pick and knocks the defending center into the candy vender in the 3rd row. You're now missing the Big guarding Chris. They quadruple team Sofo because three's not enough. Chris takes the easy jumper or does his patented spin move trying not to step on any of the bodies on the floor. Alternatively CK passes it to BG who jams it over the heads of everybody guarding Sofo.

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Kaman was the best player on the floor for us last season end of story.

But Carmelo>Kaman even thought theyre not straight swaps position wise and you would have to throw in future picks or other player/s Carmelo would also bring respect and the interest from other big time players in the future.

Dont like our chances on this anyhow but would be sweet.

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Lynch09 wrote:
Kaman was the best player on the floor for us last season end of story.

But Carmelo>Kaman even thought theyre not straight swaps position wise and you would have to throw in future picks or other player/s Carmelo would also bring respect and the interest from other big time players in the future.

Dont like our chances on this anyhow but would be sweet.

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Sorry I pushed the wrong button. We're better off with Kaman and no Anthony. Do you think Mello will play with a team with no center. Sorry DJ plays like a spaz most of the time and again Kaman is a guy most would love to play with.

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http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5346961

Denver offered Carmelo 3 years for 65 million

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