What do you get if you lose the ‘ugg’ in ‘Nuggets’?
“…this crap about getting rid of Melo is so tired. If it was not for Melo Denver would not have even been in the playoffs for 5 straight season… Melo ressurected this franchise and to blame him is crap and lazy way to say the Nuggs have too much talent to lose in the first round all the time…”
“No I dont think Melo is gonna implode, but if he does it wont matter where he plays. I believe you can not get equal value in a Melo trade… Instead of seeing if the assclowns who dislike Melo can run him out, everyone should be concerned why they cant get a better system to run.”
“Yes, I would take Melo over everyone but LBJ. But thats just me. I like him and he is young.”
(a variety of commenters on When is Enough, Enough? – a piece arguing that Denver should dump Melo)
Apparently, I wasn’t so far off base when I suggested that Denver should explore what they can get for Carmelo Anthony…
The rumor circulating the NBA-world at the moment is that the New Jersey Nets are looking at a blockbuster trade that would send ‘Melo & Camby to New Jersey in a trade that brings a package to Denver that includes Richard Jefferson, Marcus Williams, Keith Van Horn’s contract and the Nets’ lottery pick in the upcoming draft.
It will make the lottery all that more important for the Nets, who have to be hoping that they can land a top 10 pick – which would make a trade all that more enticing for the Nuggs.
Whilst this trade may not eventuate, the very fact that the rumor-mill’s churning this stuff out about Anthony, and that the Nuggets aren’t making any comment on it is enough.
And they are right to be doing so. Simply put, the culture of lackadaisical effort begins with Anthony, and moving him might just send a message that is actually heard.
Interesting times ahead, and the only thing that’s certain is that change is imminent in Colorado.