Carmelo Anthony "I feel it's a time for change."

Well it's hard to come closer to a public trade demand than this:

"They want to sit down and talk, but my thing is it's way beyond this
year," Anthony told Yahoo! Sports after scoring a team-high 23 points
in the Nuggets' victory. "It ain't got nothing to do with the new GM,
Josh, the players. For me, I feel it's a time for change.

"If I do nothing now, I'm never going to do anything. I feel like my
time is now to make a decision if I want to leave or if I want to stay."

Anthony is now openly discussing the worst kept secret in basketball.  He wants out.

While he hasn't publicly mentioned which teams he wants to go to, the Bulls and Knicks are the two teams which seem guaranteed to be on his list.   Given that the Knicks have max cap room this summer, the Nuggets leverage in trying to hold out is ridiculously small.  If they wait, they'll get less than Cleveland/Toronto got in their S&Ts for Bosh/LeBron.

The Knicks simply don't even have the future picks to make this thing work, and Anthony will likely bolt to NY without the extra year if the extra year is even an option.

That means the Nuggets likely have to make a move by the trade deadline if they want something back.   The alternative is to play out this season, hope to change his mind, and hope to do some damage in the playoffs one last time.  Given their team doesn't seem any more talented than in the past, it's unlikely this plan has much merit.

If Anthony is set on Chicago or NY (though it appears that he vastly prefers NY), then it makes comparing trade assets far easier, and Luol Deng's play over the first half of the season might determine whether Chicago beats NY in a trade offer.   One interesting spinoff, is the latest rumor that there are Deng for Iguodala talks going on.

The Nuggets have been rumored to be interested in Iguodala, which if there were any truth to these rumors, make a three way swap a possibility with Deng going to Philly, Iguodala to the Nuggets, Melo to the Bulls, and other assets from the Bulls to other teams.

I think Melo would help the Bulls immensely right now, but once Boozer is back, I still wonder how well a Melo/Boozer/Rose combo really fits.  There's really not enough shots to satisfy the three of them, and I think the fit on the floor probably not yield the sum of the parts.   That said, as always, get the talent first, figure out the fit later.

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  • Carmelo is not coming here guys. Get that stuck in your heads, or prepare to be dissapointed.

  • In reply to jpbaker81:

    i agree, i am so sick of melo talk these days, i just wanna watch the bulls as they are

  • In reply to jpbaker81:

    how the fuck do you know?

  • In reply to souleater7:

    Whoah, watch your mouth young man

  • I think Deng's play is important to improve his trade value. But most of the league probably know his value. It is Taj and JJ who can increase their trade value by their performance this year.

    The problem is all this news about the trades from Broussard and others are just news. We saw Melo was almost in NJ last month. The Bulls have not struck "Gold" in FA or trades in the last 15 years after Dennis Rodman's trade. It is time to be on the right side of a lopsided trade once in a decade.

  • No one has their hopes up on Carmelo coming to the Bulls, but if the guy is willing to come here then I say MAKE THE DEAL even if you have to bring in a 3rd team. I normally don't listen to other media and reporters from outside of Chicago when it comes to trade rumors and what they think but I have to agree with them on this one, even though I have felt this way anyway... the Bulls would be fools not to attempt to trade for Carmelo Anthony and knowing that the guy would be willing to sign an extension with them. As I have stated in the past, Deng is not a bad player, he's just too inconsistent and he really doesn't have that killer and go to guy instinct in him. Bulls fans that feel like Carmelo would not help this team... It's too bad that you feel that way cause he would. Everyone saw the game last night that when teams double up on Rose defensively someone else needs to step up and take over the scoring load. For Rose to take 31 shots is saying someone does not trust his team mates to make big shots. He was not being a ball hog, the other guys out there with him can't get it done, BOTTOM LINE, at least not now. So all the guys that think Carmelo don't need to be with the Bulls cause I know at least 90% of you do feel this way, I will look forward to reading your comments.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    Reesel,

    One word...SACRAMENTO.

    I still think that is the best way to get Melo. I don't know about anyone else, but as a basketball fan I have visions of an NBA Finals match-up of Melo/Rose vs. Durant/Westbrook.

    That would be classic.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Sacramento or maybe even Philly might work Happy since it's been reported that Denver has interest in Iguodola.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    One word, your trade is

    GARBAGE.

    for Denver

  • In reply to Reese1:

    For his career Melo shoots 45%. That to me is an important hallmark of quality regardless of threes/FTA's/efficiency. But many all-star caliber players have a limited number of high production/top of their game years at 45% or up. So many times it's 5-6 years maybe seven.

    Melo has already had five years shooting 45%, but two of the last three he defied his awful career three point shooting with 35% or better. And his FTA's are crazy which is the hallmark of a guy that can get you gaurunteed points through team draughts in scoring especially in the playoffs. Last year Anthony had 9 FTA's per game in the post season.

    Hopefully Melo still has a couple of years left of solid field goal percentage, high FTA's, and possibly decent threes at cloe to or at 35%. While I do think character wise he reminds of the punk squad of Wade, Chris Paul, and LeBron, I would take him for anyone, but Noah. Joakim is too valuable a piece to lose IMO.

  • In reply to MarkNorman:

    He better have more than a couple of years left if we are going to pay him $100 million over 5 years.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    CHICAGO-DENVER-SACRAMENTO TRADE:

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=28ew5df

    - The Bulls get their GO-TO-GUY and a hell of a WING player.
    - The Nuggets get $12 million dollars in cap relief, prospects and picks.
    - The King get a major upgrade at Small Forward and become a playoff team.

    * If the Bulls were to sign E. Barron and P. Beverley the roster would be at 13.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    DO IT lol! Exactly get a couple role players too

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    CHICAGO-DENVER-MINNESOTA:

    That could be a option as well.

    - Wesley Johnson is going to play SG for the T-Wolves from what I understand.
    - The T-Wolves could get rid of Kevin Love or Mike Beasley.
    - Wings like Wayne Ellington and Corey Brewer could have expiring contracts.
    - If Wes Johnson does play SG, then they could essentially use L. Deng as their SF.
    - Minnesota is also way under the cap having a team salary of only $46 million.

    Just a thought. I do like the Sacramento idea better.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Here's what I was thinking.

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=3xaaaoc

    In theory, it could work.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Contact management and make it happen!!!

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Logic,

    I'll work on that and get back to you.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    NOTE:

    If Sacramento did this trade, they would have a payroll of $50-$51 million.

    * That's $5-$6 million under the cap still. Next year it gets better with Dalembert expiring.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    90% of the people on here think we shouldn't get Melo? I'd have to say that is completely false. I've kept up on these boards daily, and from what I've gathered its more people feeling iffy on how much better we get after the trade. People have been openly discussing the downsides, but the vast majority of them, including myself, have ended their statements by saying "all things considered I'd still make the trade". It's not ignorant to consider what we lose in Deng's defense, an outstanding back up PF(to our injury prone starter), and a solid to great first round pick. We don't get better in every way by trading for Melo.

    I want Melo, I'd make the trade right now, and so would the Bulls. There's no need for you to plead with the Bulls to make the deal as if they are holding back. The Bulls WOULD MAKE THIS DEAL RIGHT NOW if it was on the table. These things take time.

    I think adding Melo could make us a title contender. But its nothing like the situation in the Summer where I honestly felt that if we got Wade or Lebron + Bosh or Boozer we'd DEFINITELY be title favorites.

  • In reply to jgingeri:

    I'm sure they would make the trade quickly but not for Noah in the trade which is what Denver is trying to do.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    Bulls need to get Melo point blank....Deng is not good enough to get us to that next level

  • In reply to jgingeri:

    If the Bulls can get Melo w/o giving up Noah, by the end of the season they'll mesh and become an elite team. I'd give up anyone except Rose, Noah or Boozer. They have their 2011 first rounder, Charlottes first rounder, Deng, JJ, and any of the other players on the team. The Bulls have assets, especially if Thibodeau would play JJ and let him showcase what he can do. It's disgusting he had a DNP last night, especially when the rest of the bench was garbage. Thibodeau will demand defense out of Melo and I think he'll buy in as he seizes the opportunity to compete for a championship.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    Without Boozer any Melo trade is a no brainer, But I agree with Doug, I don't see Melo and Boozer as a great fit together. Boozer is essentially Melo at power forwar, plus rebounding.

    Nevertheless, Deng and garbage for Melo would have already happened if Denver was interested, they aren't so it hasn't.

    Despite Mappy's inane ramblings the Bulls do not have the assets that it will take to get Melo, unless Noah is part of the deal, and that isn't happenning.

  • Definitely not holding my breath for a Melo trade. But if they do make a trade for him that includes only Deng, Taj, JJ, and picks, I think it could work - especially if Thibs gets Melo to commit to defense. Rose seems to play best when looking for his shot first but he's unselfish enough to make sure Melo and Boozer get their touches.

    I've seen Melo play inspired defense a couple of times over his first 7 seasons. Of course, "a couple of times" over 7 seasons isn't exactly an endorsement but it shows he can be a tough defender when he wants to be. I think Thibs' pedigree as a defensive specialist could convince Melo to buy into the defensive system.

  • Yeah it's sad but I think Melo ends up in NY and probably his bud Chris Paul 2.
    We are the 3rd coast behind LAL who struck gold with getting Gasol for scrubs and Melo probably going to the East coast...actually we are the 4th coast behind Miami of course.

  • In reply to smiley:

    Good point. Chicago was the center of the basketball universe in the 90's and the Bulls organization did not use that "basketball capital" to rebuild fast and tried to rebuild like a small market team as if it is a moral issue.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    you're right if Denver is willing to take nothing in return cause N.Y. really has nothing of value to give in a trade, Carmelo will be in N.Y. Bulls IMO have the upper hand with Players and especially picks.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Um, I think Krause tried to rebuild fast, but nobody wanted to come to Chicago at the time. Boozer and Wallace were the best FA's they could get...

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Melo to the bulls, Deng to the Kings, Taj, JJ and Casspi to the Nuggets plus bulls pick and Charlotte pick. Bulls could keep Gibson if they use a trade exception that I think they have, but I think Gibson is the type of young inexpensive player they are looking for. Saves Denver $26 mil this year with LT penalties. Kings get solid veteran SF.

  • In reply to bullshooter:

    Sounds like a good deal but Denver I think is expecting more in return which they wont get cause Melo has his choice of teams that he will sign with. If something like this happens, Bulls should do all they can to keep Gibson.

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    In reply to bullshooter:

    The three-team with Denver and Philly is the first sensible thing I've read anywhere about bringing Carmelo to Chicago. It's expensive, losing Taj but I've felt for awhile that Taj's greatest contribution to this Bulls team might be as part of a trade that brings that 'final piece'. I still feel the Bulls should give up the 2011 first rounder and hold onto the Charlotte pick though.

  • In reply to Redwhitenblack:

    Red,

    How is Iggy better than Deng? Deng makes less money and puts up better stats, right?

    Denver has a payroll of $80 million right now. Chances are they want to cut salary, if they trade Melo. That is why a deal with SACRAMENTO works the best.

  • In reply to Redwhitenblack:

    Red,

    Is it sensible?

    Iggy makes more $ and puts up worse overall stats than Deng.

    Right?

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Dont forget Taj is just a bench player for us. Once Boozer gets back, Taj might only see 16-20min of floor time.

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    In reply to Csharp:

    Deng puts up better stats than Iguodala unless you count assists, and PER. But who is better is irrelevent. Denver's the customer at the drive-thru. If they order up some Iggy, I'm not gonna try to hard sell them on some casspi instead.

    Taj's value doesn't diminish when Boozer returns (or, begins really). Taj is Boozer insurance. If anything, Boozer going down has increased his value for us. Not saying it's a reason to keep Taj here, but it's something to consider when packaging the deal.

  • In reply to bullshooter:

    SAM YOUNG NEWS:

    Memphis has picked up the options of Mayo, Thabeet and Arthur.

    http://realgm.net/src_wiretap_archives/69812/20101028/grizzlies_exercise_options_on_mayo_arthur_thabeet/#

    I don't see Sam Young's name mentioned. Just saying.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    It means the Memphis FO don't think he is worth an extra year or they are so cheap that they don't want to pick up his option(which also means that your dream trade of JJ for Young cannot happen)..

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    schaumburgfan,

    This is why picking up JJ's option may have been a mistake.

  • In reply to bullshooter:

    bullshooter,

    Thanks for promoting my trade idea. It's a good one.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    bullshooter,

    You have to refine it though.

    To Bulls: Carmelo Anthony
    To Nuggets: Jason Thompson, Omri Casspi, James Johnson and Picks
    To Kings: Luol Deng, Taj Gibson and Cash

    * The Bulls would be at 11 players...just add Earl Barron and Patrick Beverley.

    SACRAMENTO is how the Bulls can get Melo.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Your trade is like this:
    1. There is a small apartment in downtown Manhattan for $1 mil
    2. There is 100 acre ranch in Montana worth $1 mil

    Just because they are of the same value doesn't mean you can exchange them for each other. There are other factors on how valuable it is for the owners. The ranch owner(if it is a farmer) has no value for the apartment. Same way, Denver or Sacramento even if they can take on the salary or need a SF have no value for Deng for their franchises.
    Even I wish the Bulls get Melo. Thompson, Casspi, JJ will not even be in the current Denver's rotation. They would want more than that package or if not, they will let Melo go and free up capspace and tank to see if they can get a top 5 pick to rebuild. They can pick up pieces like Casspi, Thompson easily with their capspace next year if needed.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    I like Taj Gibson too..but he is replaceable...if they want him then give him away. As long as your walking away with Carmelo on your team and you still have Noah,Rose and Boozer....your in UNREAL SHAPE.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    schaum,

    You aren't doing your research.

    Denver's payroll is $80 million right now. They want to cut salary and they need to get something in return for Melo.

    That is why that trade makes sense for them.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    1. They can cut it at the end of the year when Melo goes and others become FAs. They are not worried about this year because they will do ok with the current cast. It is the future which is the problem. With Melo there, they make more money and get to the playoffs. Without him and your pieces, they are losing that money this year.
    2. That theory of getting something for Melo is flawed. They want great pieces and the pieces you mention are useless. They can buy those pieces next year for cheap if they want. As we have mentioned a million times, they can decide on what they want next year. It is not like the pieces you are mentioning are comparable to Wade, LBJ in terms of FA signings. They can find Casspi like pieces very easily next summer.

    That's why the trade doesn't make sense for them

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Bulls fans DO WANT MELO! Where are you getting this hogwash? Many fans, like yourself, flat out love him and think he's the savior. The majority of others are looking at it realistically. We lose quite a bit in the trade, and its no guarantee we become champions by grabbing him, but all things considered we'd mostly all do it. Remember when Pippen made those comments he was referring to trading Noah for Melo, and that is out of the question now.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Maybe you should change your moniker to SAC-OF-DEMENTO

  • In reply to smiley:

    Unfortunately you are absolutely correct, we might even be the 5th or 6th coast.

    As a Chicagoan who left for sunny Cali in 1986, I have told people for years that Chicago is the best city in the country by far, except for the weather.

    However, if the weather didn't suck then everyone would want to live there and Chicago would suck because it would be L.A.

    Unfortunately, NBA players feel the same way as all of the millions of Chicago transplants spread around the warm weather states, why put up with it if you don't have too.

    That is why L.A., Miami, Phoenix and even Orlando always beat out the bulls as a free agent destinations.

  • I agree with you 100% Doug but for some reason some Bulls fans don't want Carmelo in Chicago... I don't get it.

  • In reply to Reese1:

    Bulls fan don't want him , because THE HOF Scottie pippen states Melo is a liability and has a bad attitude and will do more bad then good. Drama is the main thing seems to be the main issue.

  • In reply to vinmotors:

    Drama seems to be the main issue! whohahaha.

  • In reply to vinmotors:

    Chicago likes guys that try hard like Luol Deng....not superstars like Melo...you make the trade....did anybody else hear what Van Gundy an Mark Jackson said last night? Why wouldnt the Bulls go an get Melo....he is ungaurdable!!!!

  • In reply to Reese1:

    That some reason is that he is talented, but he is a punk ass bitch.

  • Mitchell,

    BKING is Melo's guy. That was his basketball hero, so to speak, growing up.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Was Melo even born when King was playing?

  • In reply to bullshooter:

    bullshooter and Mitchell,

    Did you see this article?

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=17715&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  • LOL - exactly. I would do the Deng Taj Picks trade in a second. Before the talks were Noah, Taj, Deng and a pick. That would have been 3 of our 4 best rebounders and defenders to get more scoring. That was a bad trade - end of story. But if the Bulss could make it happen this way, look out!

    Rose + SG + Melo + Boozer + Noah = Top 2 or 3 starting rotation in the league.

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    In reply to bcz1980:

    Deng, Taj and pick. Singular. I think it's worth the Bulls' while to play hardball on that charlotte pick.

  • Mithchell,

    In a word...CONTRACTION...haha.

  • MELO FACT:

    One of 7 players in NBA history to score 12,000 pts., get 3,000 rbs. and dish out 1,500 assists within the first 7 seasons of their career.

    I know MJ is on that list with 5 other HOF'ers or future HOF'ers.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    I heard that he is one of only a dozen NBA players with Mappy DNA on his cock.

  • In reply to BigWay:

    Bigway,

    You have a master's degree, right?

    (A master's degree in being an ASS-HOLE!!!)

    Get a life DICK!!!

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Bigway,

    And get over your scary infactuation with me, while you're at it.

    I know it fits your personality, but it's CREEPY.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Bigway,

    PERVERTED personality at that.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Bigway,

    I get why this is your favorite song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POPv20dqoxs

    It fits so perfectly.

  • or Dominique Wilkins, or Vince Carter, or etc....

  • It only gets lost in translation in Mappy land.

    Every sane fan on this site knows exactly what the situation is, and where the Bulls stand, a deal will happen when Denver becomes interested in Deng or an asset that Deng can bring and drops its demand for Noah, and Reisndorf agrees to spend $100 million on Melo, which is $50 million more than he owes Deng.

  • In reply to BigWay:

    Bigway,

    Your infactuation with me is scary.

    Get some help with that...please.

  • MWiggs, that's not a fair description to say that King was no difference maker. He played on crappry teams. In 1984-85, he poured in a career-high 60 points against the Nets on Christmas and led the league in scoring with 32.9 points per game, but toward the end of the season, he tore his ACL, which forced him to miss the entire 1985-86 season, Patrick Ewing's rookie year. Remember Ewing was the number 1 overall pick of the league. So the Knicks were terrible that year before. After King returned the following season and appeared in only six ball games, the Knicks decided to release him. If you really saw him play, could you imagine a healthy King and a young Ewing together? It would have been scary. As for Melo, he's a player that you can place anywhere on the floor and utilize. I go nuts when people say that "players don't fit each other." You can never have to many scorers on the floor. Miami will bear that out and the Lakers and Celtics have already proved that. Scorers and complimentary scorers gives you floor balance thats hard to defend. All of your great teams have that. There is no guarantee that any player brings you a championship, sans Michael Jordan in his prime. But if Melo is added to this Bulls team, it gives them tremendeous floor balance with a healthy Boozer and a gifted Derrick Rose. I big, a three and a point guard who all can score.It PUTS THEM IN THE CONVERSATION as NBA TITLE CONTENDERS....

  • In 1969-70 season, Oscar Robertson averaged 25.3 points per game for the Cincinnati Royals. He was then traded to the Milwaukee Bucks the following season. His average fell while playing with Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). They won the NBA title by sweeping the Washington Bullets.Alcindor averaged nearly 29 pts per game, but did not lead the league in scoring. However with the addition of Robertson, Alcindor led the league in scoring and was MVP of the league.

  • I don't know how you make that determination. But every guy you just stated with the exception of Free is in the Hall of Fame. The game Is littered with HOF players, but not in the description that you're trying to convey. English, Gervin, Thompson and Dantley played on good teams that were not good enough to win. In other words those teams had major flaws. World B. Free didn't become a volume scorer until he was traded away from the Sixers...

  • Melo is one of 7 players in NBA history to score 12,000 pts., get 3,000 rbs. and dish out 1,500 assists within the first 7 seasons of their career. He CAN do other things. I believe the motivation for him to move is two-fold, a Laker dominant Western Conference, an Orlando and Miami dominant East. Also denver only offered a 3yr extension versus the 5 yrs he's eligible for. He also wants to win badly. Denver is not going anywhere but down and I think he will make whatever sacrifices needed to win.

  • i'm not sure how it'll work salary-wise with Rose and Noah's extentions, but if possible, i'd trade for Melo even without a contract extension. ultimately, he can see he has a far more talented team around him than he ever has and can resign in the summer. or, worst case scenario, we cleared the cap space (and got rid of Deng's contract) and are able to go get someone else or make a trade. at least the cap space will be a welcome surprise since we thought we wouldn't have any for a while.

  • Scorers are what they are. They can score the ball in many different ways. Not just shooting. Jordan was a volume scorer early in his career because the Bulls didn't have the talent to compete.But he became a "principale" scorer meaning that the offense "revolved around him, but wasn't predicated on him being a volume scorer night after night. This has nothing to do with sharing the ball or less ball movement. The NBA is the ultimate macro scale where there are guys who a better at scoring than others. That's why Melo doesn't see himslf fitting in NJ. There will be better than they were last year, (which was pretty bad)but still a bad to mediocre team. They have many flaws that still has to be ironed out. Melo is a great player and one that can adjust to most situations. Melo's problem is that when the Nuggets offered him a 3yr deal, he felt he should have gotten 5 yrs. You couple that with an aging team that may not make it past the second round, it begs the question of whats the direction of team. Denver was never an underacheiving team. They have never had all the pieces to win the West. Their best shot was 2 yrs ago and they just didn't have enough.

  • Thats the kind of player Melo has always been. There is no such thing as Savior Melo. It doesn't exist. The team has not and would not be built around him. He would be a superior piece than Luol Deng. He does so many different things that complement your offensive capabilities.
    1.) Can play the post
    2.) Can play point forward
    3.) Can score off of the dribble with regularity which gives you more pick & pop, pick & roll options.
    4.) Can get to the free throw line.
    5.) At 35% can stretch defenses well enough w/the 3-ball.
    6.) Big enough to play the five when you go with a small lineup.
    7.) Decent offensive rebounder who will also benefit from a strong front line with Noah/Boozer.
    8.) Good offensive player who can pass out of double-teams.
    9.)You have to pay attention to him on the floor. Helps DRose and Boozer
    10.)Gives you great match-up cabability with LeBron and Miami.

  • In reply to AlgernonHPenn:

    On Number 6, I meant the four.

  • Mitchell and guru,

    The PASSION just isn't there from the majority of Bulls' fans on here.

    If it was, they would be calling out management and not settling or being happy with this team having the LOW CEILING of being Division champs, not NBA champs.

    MELO is needed...it's as simple as that.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Why call management out? Have they given any indication that says they are unwilling to trade Deng for Melo? No quite the contrary.

    Listen, this is how it works for those who don't understand.

    When the Nuggets were asking for Noah in the package it was in the early phases of the life of this trade. As good businessmen should, the Nugs started with a ridiculously high asking price so that they could incrementally bring that price down from a high ceiling. The higher the initial ceiling, in theory, the higher the actual price you will get someone to pay in the end.

    From the Bulls perspective as businessmen you never EVER bite on the first offer, unless you know that someone else is going to pay up on that first super high price. The Bulls assessed accurately that no one was going to bite on the Nuggets first demands and are currently in the process of holding out. The Bulls likely told the Nuggets Deng+Taj+our first rounder is our best offer.

    As time goes on the Nuggets will continue to lower the price from the initial demands, when the price finally reaches something close to the Bulls "best offer" the Bulls will use the Charlotte pick as leverage to throw in on Deng+Taj+1st rounder.

    So far it seems the Bulls have played it perfectly. And no evidence says otherwise unless Melo does end up getting traded. You can't judge the Bulls management until this thing takes its course. If Melo ends up getting traded for a package that appears weaker than Deng+Taj+2 first rounders, then you can bring down the hammer and start "calling out management"

    But as Doug has said it appears the Bulls, as it stands have the best package as far as a team that Melo wants to be traded to goes. The Bulls are aware of this and aren't going to be ignorant and throw away Noah when they have a shot at getting Melo for the Deng package.

    And you better be blowing Garpax up and down these threads when they end up pulling this off.

  • In reply to jgingeri:

    guru,

    Did the management land LBJ, DWADE or CBOSH? No.

    Have they traded for Melo? No.

    They should be CALLED OUT for not putting a title team together.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    HAHAHHA Mappy's trade got THRASHED by Sacramento fans.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    More jealousy. I'm flattered.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    MELO'S DEFENSE:

    Back to that topic.

    Just letting everyone know that Melo has averaged over 5 DRB's in 3 of the last 4 seasons.

    And where's my prize for making the 100th post on this topic? Haha.

  • Mitchell...
    1. You cannot compare football/baseball to NBA. NBA can get more impact from one good player
    2. I think Melo is being unfairly portrayed as selfish scorer. We cannot compare players from this era to the 80's era. I think for all LBJ's issues, he is not selfish in bball. I think Melo wants to win and he is done with his selfish play if it was there.

  • You cannot compare because money is way different now. A good player like Melo has made a lot of money which King dreamed off. So, the motivations are different. People learn from mistakes and we need to give them a chance. As some one mentioned, the worst case scenario is you trade him to somebody else if it doesn't work out.

  • Mr. Happy I posted your trade with the Kings on their website, let's see what the Kings fans have to say about it. It benefits them a lot to get Deng and us to get Melo.

    http://www.kingsfans.com/forums/showthread.php?38660-3-team-trade-Sacto-Chicago-Denver-(Melo-Deng-misc)&p=776193#post776193

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