Carmelo Anthony: Why The Nuggets, Nets, Knicks or Anyone Else Shouldn't Take Him
Carmelo Anthony is still a Denver Nugget, and amazingly, the Nets are still willing to negotiate a trade to get him.
New Jersey is certainly desperate, obviously growing tired of being the league's dungeon-dweller. Even mentioning Kerry Kittles will make Nets fans' blood boil at this point. But at what cost does success come for the Nets? Carmelo Anthony hasn't amounted to superstar leadership material the way he was projected to when drafted out of Syracuse almost eight years ago.
Anthony was the third overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft, just two spots behind LeBron James. Despite the high draft choice, Anthony doesn't have the mark of a true leader, and seems to drag down the Nuggets and their potential progress.
Now teams like the Knicks and Nets view him in different ways. The Knicks want him to complement Amare Stoudemire, and the Nets want him to run the show. In either scenario, Anthony is not a good fit. With the Knicks, he won't be the balanced player they want him to be, and the Nets won't see enough scoring from him to experience a significant lift.
When all is said and done, and a trade is finalized, expect the rumors leading up to the trade to be better than the actual result of the trade.
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