#Neither NJ or Den been told Melo will re-sign w/NJ. Until then, Melo-to-NJ all speculation. One exec told me Melo won't sign w/NJ.
After a month of tit-for-tat from both sides, the Denver Nuggets and Carmelo Anthony, their situation has unquestionably gotten harder to channel.
Yet, it only invites more fire to the rumor mills which has Carmelo Anthony being traded, where it's not a matter of if but when. Like of late, where Carmelo Anthony is unwilling to sign an extension with the latest rumored team, New Jersey Nets, as such has given him more leverage heading into training camp.
But Chris Broussard reiterated there is still hope for convincements.
#NJ may b able to convince Melo to re-sign but rt now no guarantee. Guarantee needed for NJ to pull trigger
The Nets best trade asset would likely center around Georgia Tech's Derrick Favors, the 19-year-old Power Forward who is projected among the likes of Antonio McDyess and Amare Stoudemire.
PROS - He turns out to be either version of the two before their respective injuries.
CONS - What you see is what you get - rawness.
#Melo would re-sign w/NYK for sure CHI can get Melo if (they) put Noah in deal. Bulls not willing r(igh)t now.
New York Knicks are obviously Carmelo Anthony's destination, so I wouldn't be surprised if Chicago Bulls acquired him and, in turn, Anthony high-handed them to only go where he wanted to all along -- which is the New York Knicks.
Knicks best trade asset is unquestionably Danilo Gallinari, a lengthy Small Forward whose repertoire consist of shooting, more shooting, and some more shooting. Although he's really good at... shooting, averaging 39 percent off nearly six attempts a game, in just two seasons, he's had noticeable back problems that could hamper his mobility.
Bulls best trade asset is Luol Deng, whose grossly paid contract has made trade talks rough by design rather than by preference. Still, the rebounding, acceptance of role, and ability to score against certain teams is more solid than what any other team has to offer. That being said, he lacks the potential that many other players are perceived to have, namely Derrick Favors and Danilo Gallinari. Deng appears to not be getting any better any time soon. While Derrick Favors and Danilo Gallinari has a couple more seasons ahead of them before a General Managers feel as though they've reached their ceiling.
So what does this say?
Truthfully, if Denver Nuggets want to aim four or five years down the road, make the trade for Danilo Gallinari; if Nuggets are settling for seven more years of rebuilding, go for Derrick Favors and Troy Murphy's expiring; if they want to keep everybody together, and just add depth to Chauncey Billups and Nene, and get a rebuilding pick in the process, they'll acquire Luol Deng, a likely lottery pick in five seasons, and a slew of players like Taj Gibson and James Johnson.
Other than that, I don't see any other appealing offers that can be assembled for quicker renovation, far as personnel and team perception.
Houstons Rockets wants to part ways with Kevin Martin in order to get Carmelo Anthony, along with giving away their draft picks -- one notably is from New York Knicks. But how valuable will it be, being as how they've signed Amare Stoudemire, got Ray Felton in the process, and stole Anthony Randolph from Golden State for a low ceiling player in David Lee?
You tell me, who has the best offer?