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    Sucks for the Nuggets. Looks like this 2003 draft class wants to have their cake and eat it too

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    Carmelo Anthony and the Nuggets are heading to an inevitable split, according to sources.

    Anthony is weighing whether to sign a three-year, $65 million extension offered by the Nuggets, but his dilemma is deciding the best way to move on from his time in Denver.

    Anthony could agree to an extension under the premise that the Nuggets will trade him, or he can leave the franchise next summer as a free agent.

    In either case, "he's going to make it real clear that he's not coming back," said one league source.

    Anthony's agent, Leon Rose, could not be reached for comment and the Nuggets declined to comment.
    Wonder if the Nuggets try to rebuild or get talent now to help Billups?

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    All signs continue to point toward the eventual divorce between Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets.

    League sources say it is now a matter of when, not if, Anthony and the Nuggets will go their separate ways.

    Anthony is weighing whether to sign a three-year, $65 million extension offered by the Nuggets. His dilemma, league sources say, is what affords him the best chance of continuing his career elsewhere. Anthony could sign with Denver and convince the team to then trade him. His other option would be to not sign the extension, thereby forcing the team to move him rather than risk losing him next summer as a free agent.

    During his annual basketball camp in Colorado on Saturday, Anthony said he had no timetable on when he'll decide whether to sign the extension.

    In either case, "he's going to make it real clear that he's not coming back," said one league source.

    But both Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke and Anthony already are well aware that they don't have a future together, sources say. That became clear to Kroenke at a reception after Anthony's July 11 nuptials to La La Vasquez in Manhattan.

    A series of toasts at the wedding reception, initiated by New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul, suggested Anthony leave Denver for the New York Knicks. Paul suggested it playfully, one source said, but subsequent guests -- including Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire and Anthony's brother, Robert -- made the point more forcefully.

    Then Kroenke stood up to give a toast and the room was filled with an awkward silence, one wedding guest said. Kroenke tried to make light of the situation by suggesting Paul could come to Denver but that elicited no response.

    While Anthony stood and applauded Kroenke when he was recognized, he apparently did nothing to discourage or dismiss the suggestions that he should leave the Nuggets.

    "There were other people saying, 'We're going to get you guys together,' but it doesn't become a runaway train if Melo says something," said one source. "Maybe he didn't perpetuate it, but tell people to stop or say, 'Stan, I'm sorry.' He didn't do any of that."

    Paul has since met with Hornets' management and appears less eager to leave New Orleans, but all the signals from Anthony are that he would like to be in a different uniform this season.

    Wedding signals included.

    Anthony's agent, Leon Rose, could not be reached for comment and the Nuggets declined to comment.
    I can't say I would be suprised like this.

    I don't think the Nuggets have done enough job to build a championship level team around Carmelo. What do they have player wise that would make him want to stay?

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    Denver has brought in Iverson, then Billups. They have had a respectable list of big men over his years there. Maybe Carmelo hasn't done a good enough job to win a championship in Denver?

    The reality is that both parties have tried very hard. There can only be one champion each year, and they happen to play in the conference that features both the Spurs and Lakers dynasties. So what happens if goes to NY? He and Amare lose to the Heat and then its the Knicks fault for not making a championship caliber team?
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    Denver has brought in Iverson, then Billups. They have had a respectable list of big men over his years there. Maybe Carmelo hasn't done a good enough job to win a championship in Denver?

    The reality is that both parties have tried very hard. There can only be one champion each year, and they happen to play in the conference that features both the Spurs and Lakers dynasties. So what happens if goes to NY? He and Amare lose to the Heat and then its the Knicks fault for not making a championship caliber team?
    I agree completely with this. What else was Denver supposed to do? I still can't believe they managed to turn Iverson into Billups.
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    There are 65 million reasons that probably can't, and likely won't, be able to be matched prior to or especially after the new CBA for Carmelo to sign this extension. But, who knows, maybe he will force a sign and trade with this extension?

    Could get interesting...

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    Two of these threads. They need to be merged.

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    I can't say I would be suprised like this.

    I don't think the Nuggets have done enough job to build a championship level team around Carmelo. What do they have player wise that would make him want to stay?
    He's a talented chukker. Nothing more.
    Why would you think he was good enough to build a championship team around?

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    He's a talented chukker. Nothing more.
    Why would you think he was good enough to build a championship team around?
    I dunno. Maybe he's not the very, very best, but he's probably in the tier right below that. He's been one of the most gifted scorers of the decade.

    And if you wouldn't bother building around Carmelo, why then even waste time building around Granger, who is older and not as good as Carmelo?

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    I dunno. Maybe he's not the very, very best, but he's probably in the tier right below that. He's been one of the most gifted scorers of the decade.

    And if you wouldn't bother building around Carmelo, why then even waste time building around Granger, who is older and not as good as Carmelo?
    he's a very good player to be sure. As talented a scorer as their is. But he's not put a team on his back and carried them like Lebron and Wade have. And that's a huge difference, not a minor one.

    I guess I never thought of the Pacers as choosing to "build" around Danny. He's our best player and would be very good on a multi talented team. But he's not the superstud that you plan the design of the team around. Just a very nice piece in a "general" balanced type team.

    Our cornerstone because we have nothing better to work with.

    And Carmelo is defintely THAT. Maybe one of the best of that "next tier".

    I guess i just think of "build around" as deciding what you want in the other 4 spots BECAUSE of the 1 super talent that you have and deem worthy of building around. Only a very few of those in the league at any given time. And right now, he's not one of them. (IMO)

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    He's a talented chukker. Nothing more.
    Why would you think he was good enough to build a championship team around?
    Here's an Insider article that made the same point several weeks ago - that Carmelo is a inefficient scorer who doesn't make his team better. I'm very high on efficiency and new school stats in general, but I have difficulty squaring that analysis with Denver's improvement after bringing on Melo. Then again, I don't know my Nuggets history very well, so maybe someone can tell me whether drafting Carmelo alone catapulted the Nuggets to elite status, or whether other additions like Billups were as or more influential.

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    Carmelo Anthony has averaged 20 points per game every season since he arrived in the NBA. This past campaign, he became the third-youngest player ever to reach the 10,000-point plateau, behind only Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. And next summer, he could hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent.

    But despite all those gaudy point totals, the three-time All-Star may not even be worth the max deal a team would likely give him in 2011.


    At first glance, Anthony seems like a member of the NBA's elite, largely due to his scoring prowess. But a deeper look at the points column and elsewhere in his game reveals a player who lives on an undeserved reputation more than his actual impact on wins.

    It's tough to argue with his 28.2 points-per-game average in '09-10, but in the game of basketball, how a shooter gets his points is more meaningful than the raw number itself. To see that, we need to peel back the layers.

    Let's first talk about Anthony's shot volume. It's not exactly a secret that 'Melo likes to shoot the rock, but his propensity to launch shots may raise some eyebrows. This past season, no player in the NBA took more shots per minute than Anthony -- not Kobe, not LeBron, not even scoring champ Kevin Durant.

    It may seem obvious that a player worthy of 20 shots per game would have a healthy conversion rate. But in Anthony's case, that's far from the truth. Anthony, in reality, had a below-average field goal percentage (.458) this past season -- and his career percentage (.459) is no different. (The league average is .463.)

    The sharp readers out there will point out that traditional field goal percentage doesn't reflect Anthony's shooting ability, since he launches a healthy dose of 3-pointers, which obviously count more on the scoreboard. That's true. But if you've been paying attention, you know Anthony is not a good shooter from beyond the arc, so that doesn't help his case. As a career .308 percent 3-point shooter, his shot from downtown ranks far below the norm (the average small forward shot .349 last season; Melo shot .316) and any progress he seemingly made in 2008-09, when he shot a career-high .371, disappeared. Even if we incorporate the added point bonus of a 3-pointer, the Syracuse product's shooting percentages are, at best, average.

    It seems that, anyway we slice it, Anthony is a gunner at the core. His exceptional skill on offense is his ability to get his shot off, whether it's attacking the rim or through a patented pull-up jumper on the perimeter. But interestingly enough, Anthony got his shot blocked a whopping 109 times last season, which ranks as the second-highest total in the league, according to Hoopdata.com. Evidently, he doesn't lack perseverance.

    Anthony's case illustrates a fundamental problem in conventional basketball analysis: scoring averages don't reflect efficiency. It's true that Anthony scored 28.2 points per game last season, but it's also true that no player missed more shots as often as Anthony did. Feel free to credit his skill but also pay attention his lofty shot volume and playing time.

    And that's before we consider the disguise of team pace. Since Anthony entered the league, the Denver Nuggets have averaged 95.9 possessions per game, which places them as the third -fastest squad in the NBA over that period of time (and just a fraction behind the high-octane Phoenix Suns). Over that same span, the Nuggets have squeezed out an extra four possessions per game when compared to the average NBA team. Do the math, and the Nuggets have enjoyed nearly 2,000 extra possessions above the norm since Anthony joined the NBA. That's a ton of extra opportunities that can pad the per-game stats used as measuring sticks.

    So after stripping out the inflationary effect of fast pace and boiling down Anthony's numbers to a per possession level, his scoring punch looks even more pedestrian. How pedestrian? Anthony's career offensive rating, an efficiency measure that calculates how many points a player produces per 100 possessions he uses, checks out at 107, which sits right at the league average. For reference, 2003 draft-mates James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have earned 114, 111, and 113 lifetime offensive ratings, respectively.

    Before we prematurely call Anthony an average player, there is something to be said for the burden of trust. Not every player can still perform while shouldering the heavy scoring responsibility that Anthony has endured. But the Nuggets have probably allowed Anthony to shoot far too often if efficiency -- and winning -- is their goal. In fact, last season Melo was only sixth on his own team in ORtg (110), trailing far behind other legit weapons like Nene (124), Chauncey Billups (120) and Ty Lawson (118).

    Aside from scoring, Anthony doesn't have many other bankable weapons as a player. His rebounding (career 6.2 rpg) is only slightly better than what we'd expect from a small forward, and he doesn't create opportunities for his teammates like Paul Pierce, Wade and James can. Furthermore, he hasn't shown the intensity and dedication on the defensive end that you'd want from a max player.

    In the end, Anthony's game demonstrates why it's important to strip away the biases that color our perceptions of elite players. In Anthony's case, the excessive shot volume, his team's stat-padding tempo and the lack of a true 3-point game makes his 28.2 ppg seem far less impressive than his sparkling reputation would suggest.

    If anything, it's time we moved on from per-game statistics to evaluate our players. Millions of dollars are wasted every year basing player value on the archaic statistics that teams used half a century ago. And someone will surely overpay Anthony and offer him a max contract -- just look at the deals Joe Johnson and Rudy Gay got.

    If the New York Knicks, rumored to be the favorites to land Melo if he decides to leave Denver, are expecting salvation from Anthony next summer, they're going to be very disappointed with their investment. It would be a much a wiser move to throw that cash toward the pursuit of Chris Paul, a real max player.
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    It does seem to be the trend of the modern player, leaving for greener pastures. He has his eyes on NY Knicks if you believe the rumors. Needless to say I would love to see him with the Pacers or the Warriors here in Oakland.
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    There's more than corn in Indiana Carmello.

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    It does seem to be the trend of the modern player, leaving for greener pastures. He has his eyes on NY Knicks if you believe the rumors. Needless to say I would love to see him with the Pacers or the Warriors here in Oakland.
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    It does seem to be the trend of the modern player, leaving for greener pastures. He has his eyes on NY Knicks if you believe the rumors. Needless to say I would love to see him with the Pacers or the Warriors here in Oakland.
    More ego tripping (at the gates of hell). 'Melo, Parker, and Amare still don't challenge Bryant's Lakers, the Heat, or Magic.

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    It does seem to be the trend of the modern player, leaving for greener pastures. He has his eyes on NY Knicks if you believe the rumors. Needless to say I would love to see him with the Pacers or the Warriors here in Oakland.
    So would I....but there is basically a 0% chance of that happening. Hes more likely going to NY or staying in Denver. Theres no way he choses Indy, even if we have the money to sign him
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    I think he'll end up in New York IF he plays one more year in Denver and then becomes a FA.

    I don't think that will be the case through trade b/c the Knicks really don't have anything to offer the Nuggets. They don't have any draft picks in the next couple years b/c the Rockets can switch next year, and own the pick the year after. Gallanari and the Golden St. kids aren't enough .

    You also look at it from the Nuggets perspective. If your franchise and your fans truly believe Carmelo will be gone after this year, then why keep him around for the year?

    Unlike Chris Paul where you have 2 years to try to surround him with a team that can compete, you have this 1 upcoming year with Carmelo, and you're already coming up on training camp in 40 days.

    You definitely don't want to end up like the Cavs with Lebron.

    I expect quite a few teams to make some serious offers for Carmelo. Teams like the Bulls, Clippers, Nets, Rockets, and Knicks to some extent.

    It'll be interesting to see how this develops b/c he could change the landscape and fortunes of a team as well

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    I think he'll end up in New York IF he plays one more year in Denver and then becomes a FA.

    I don't think that will be the case through trade b/c the Knicks really don't have anything to offer the Nuggets. They don't have any draft picks in the next couple years b/c the Rockets can switch next year, and own the pick the year after. Gallanari and the Golden St. kids aren't enough .

    You also look at it from the Nuggets perspective. If your franchise and your fans truly believe Carmelo will be gone after this year, then why keep him around for the year?

    Unlike Chris Paul where you have 2 years to try to surround him with a team that can compete, you have this 1 upcoming year with Carmelo, and you're already coming up on training camp in 40 days.

    You definitely don't want to end up like the Cavs with Lebron.

    I expect quite a few teams to make some serious offers for Carmelo. Teams like the Bulls, Clippers, Nets, Rockets, and Knicks to some extent.

    It'll be interesting to see how this develops b/c he could change the landscape and fortunes of a team as well
    Bucher just said on ESPNews that he wants to sign his extension with the Nugs with the understanding he'd then be traded (before this season). So, screw you very much, Denver, basically.

    The Hornets will likely try to move heaven and earth to pair him with CP3, regardless of the fact they just got Ariza. They just traded their best chip in Collison, though (I'm blanking on where he ended up. Anyone? Whoever picked him up is a lucky, lucky team with a bright future. The Pacers should be so fortunate.) Anyway, hopefully we get involved in a 3-way trade somehow and pick up another young building block.

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    maybe if melo is traded we can finagle our way into a pf somehow
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    Miami Bound.

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    Melo either gets dealt to the Knicks after signing that lucrative extension or he signs as a free agent. Either way, he is New York bound.

    For Denver, its a sad situation, they put a lot into their team, but the truth is, they didn't have the right formula. They got Chauncey Billups about three years too late to really build on a stable long term solution. They thought Kenyon Martin was their answer down low years back, but injuries and egos damaged that, as well as acquired often troubled JR Smith. I did like Ty Lawson as their successor to Billups. All in all, I think to many players without championship pedigrees that never materialized into a championship formula.

    *Can't forget Nene either. Talent wise, very deep, maturity wise??? Al Harrington for 3.

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    Giving up Camby for nothing in order to stay under the L.T. was a bad move, and this was at a time when they really needed a big man. They haven't gone to the extent many teams do to build a team around their franchise player.

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    I hate the modern NBA "superstar." LeBron, Bosh, Amar'e, and now apparently Paul and Melo. Every one of those players had GMs and teammates who would walk through fire for them and each of them wants to take the easy way out and walk away. I'd respect them if they took massive paycuts to play with other teams but it's always going to be "give me my max dollars and trade me to the exact team that I want to play for" until one of these GMs decides not to play ball. I hope it's the Nuggets' GM and Melo has to "settle" for 5yrs/$85M instead of 6yrs/$120M somewhere else.

    Dirk Nowitzki is such a perfect anti-superstar that I can't help but cheer for him and his imperfect supporting cast. Has any modern player done more with less than Dirk? He's had 10 years of one-dimensional, overrated, old teammates and is still in the conversation every single year as the playoffs begin. I wish more players would follow his example.

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    I hate the modern NBA "superstar." LeBron, Bosh, Amar'e, and now apparently Paul and Melo. Every one of those players had GMs and teammates who would walk through fire for them and each of them wants to take the easy way out and walk away. I'd respect them if they took massive paycuts to play with other teams but it's always going to be "give me my max dollars and trade me to the exact team that I want to play for" until one of these GMs decides not to play ball. I hope it's the Nuggets' GM and Melo has to "settle" for 5yrs/$85M instead of 6yrs/$120M somewhere else.

    Dirk Nowitzki is such a perfect anti-superstar that I can't help but cheer for him and his imperfect supporting cast. Has any modern player done more with less than Dirk? He's had 10 years of one-dimensional, overrated, old teammates and is still in the conversation every single year as the playoffs begin. I wish more players would follow his example.
    IMO - these shortsited idiots are messing with a setup that has created a multi-BILLION dollar industry.
    This could end up killing the league in the long run.
    Why would any new owner buy in and risk their butt when their star's loyalty is only as long as the 000's you tack on their lifestyle.
    All so they can get another 20 or 30 million dollars added to their estate.
    Dip****s, all of them.

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    IMO - these shortsited idiots are messing with a setup that has created a multi-BILLION dollar industry.
    This could end up killing the league in the long run.
    Why would any new owner buy in and risk their butt when their star's loyalty is only as long as the 000's you tack on their lifestyle.
    All so they can get another 20 or 30 million dollars added to their estate.
    Dip****s, all of them.

    FWIW, Lebron took less money to go the Miami. Lebron didn't leave Cleveland because the Cavs weren't willing to pay. And the Nugz are apparently offering Carmelo a MAX deal that is giving him pause.

    Another thing: The league was arguably at its peak in popularity when two teams in the 80s were responsible for winning 8 out of 10 titles. People say imbalance will kill the league, but in fact the league was arguably at its healthiest during the 80s when it was basically just two teams that mattered.

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    FWIW, Lebron took less money to go the Miami. Lebron didn't leave Cleveland because the Cavs weren't willing to pay. And the Nugz are apparently offering Carmelo a MAX deal that is giving him pause.

    Another thing: The league was arguably at its peak in popularity when two teams in the 80s were responsible for winning 8 out of 10 titles. People say imbalance will kill the league, but in fact the league was arguably at its healthiest during the 80s when it was basically just two teams that mattered.
    And it was really not much different in the 90's.

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