Carmelo Anthony to the Nets? Why Carmelo Should Join the Sixers

Michael FoglianoAnalyst ISeptember 25, 2010

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It has recently been reported that Carmelo Anthony, All-Star small forward, has been a major trade asset in a four-way deal involving the Denver NuggetsNew Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, and the Charlotte Bobcats

It's said that Carmelo Anthony would be dealt to the Nets and the Nuggets would receive Derrick Favors from the New Jersey and Andrei Kirilenko from the Jazz in return. The Bobcats would receive Devin Harris from the Nets and the Bobcats would ship Boris Diaw to Utah.

Although this may make sense for every team, why would Carmelo Anthony approve of this deal?

He may be given big money, but they still would not be a good team. The only good player the Nets would have left would be Brook Lopez. They lost their solid point guard in Devin Harris and they lost their No. 3 overall pick, Derrick Favors.

So in essence, the Nets would be worse or the same to what the Nuggets are now. Doesn't Carmelo want to win a championship?

If he does, then the perfect fit for him would be Philadelphia. Just think about it.

We would trade Evan Turner, Jason Kapono, Thadeus Young, and Marreese Speights for Anthony. It makes sense for both teams.

The Nuggets are receiving three expiring contracts to create cap space, Evan Turner, a first-round draft pick, and of course the Sixers get Carmelo Anthony.

The main players that the Nuggets would want from the 76ers are Evan Turner or Andre Iguodala. I think we should give up Turner because Andre Iguodala can become a tremendous complementary player. He proved that when he played with Team USA.

He was never meant to be the best player on a team, but he was meant to be a perfect complementary player. Now, the Sixers need to find their superstar. Turner cannot be the guy because he and Iguodala are too much alike.

We need Carmelo Anthony because as long as Andre Iguodala is our best player, we cannot win a championship and that is fact. Iggy cannot focus on being the all-round guy because it's just not his job. He needs to focus on being the perfect sidekick.

The Sixers also have Jrue Holiday, a future stud in the making. If we land Melo it's almost a guarantee that Jrue Holiday will have a great season.

If head coach Doug Collins can coach Elton Brand to his old form, we would have a playoff-caliber lineup in Jrue Holiday, Andre Iguodala, Carmelo Anthony, Elton Brand, and a learning center in Spencer Hawes. After a year or two, these guys will be set.

All of these players bring to the table their own different style of game. They all have different abilities so they each would focus on their own job, and the all-around player would be Carmelo.

Now that is the definition of a team.

If Anthony wants to win a championship, he should come to Philadelphia where the Sixers would be a top playoff contender. We could take down the Celtics, Magic, Bulls, and maybe even the Heat.

Who would pass on an opportunity like that?

I sure know I wouldn't, and neither should Carmelo Anthony.


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