Carmelo to the Pistons: It's Finally Gonna Happen...Maybe

Corey McSweeneyAnalyst IJune 9, 2008

I probably shouldn't be writing this yet, but I'm too giddy.

The Pistons are looking to acquire Carmelo Anthony.

That's right, Pistons fans, Carmelo Anthony, the superduperstar of the Denver Nuggets, one of the guys the Pistons passed up in the 2003 Draft from hell, has been rumored to be leaving Denver.

Once again, this is VERY early in the process, but as a fan who can't get over that draft, I can't help myself. 

If this can happen, or some other star comes to Motown, think about the possibilities.

Most likely the Pistons would lose a lot of their young talent, probably a combo of Maxiell, Stuckey, Amir Johnson, Arron Afflalo, and then a big salary like Rasheed to match up the salaries which is the only way you can make trades in the NBA's interesting salary cap system.

OK, so we now have some idea of what the Pistons would lose. Can it happen? 

To sorta quote Hamlet, that is the question. 

In my skewed mind, the Pistons can make a fair trade because they have some good young talent that are low in salary and an above average older guy who could make this trade happen.

Video Play Button
Videos you might like

Now, to the other team, I'm not so sure.

None of the young guys were very high picks and our older guys are getting older, so unfortunately I could see a scenario where a team outbids for Carmelo, D-Wade, or whoever else becomes available. 

I don't know if this can happen. But, my God, I'm hoping.