Monday, June 9, 2008

'Melo to Motown? I Think Not!

(Boulder-CO) The latest trade rumor in the Nuggets Nation yet again concerns Carmelo Anthony and, yet again, has little leg to stand on. Mark Kiszla reports for the Denver Post that the Detroit Pistons may be interested in seeing just how "available" the Nuggets' youngest franchise player is.
Dare I even consider this rumor? The only potential piece Detroit has that the Nuggets may be interested in is Chauncey Billups and such a move would be foolish (considering his age), and would be merely a nostalgic desire to bring Denver back its native basketball-son. The Nuggets would also have to receive another major contributor in any deal that will probably not go down and with Denver's already crowded front court I doubt the Pistons have anyone else the Nuggets would be willing to allow Carmelo to slip away for.
Man, the off-season can really be boring sometimes! Wake me if anything is actually worth analyzing.
And on a quasi-related note... Did you see the third comment of the above linked article? Thanks for the mention, T H. Like it or not, Carmelo did have a very mediocre year on the court and another shaky-at-best year off of it. But, considering all the ups and downs was any of it bad enough to considering trading him away?
Maybe... but certainly not for anything the Pistons may be able to offer!
Go Nuggets!

8 comments:

Steve said...

Maybe ull get out of the first round if you do this trade..dumb ass

Nugg Doctor said...

Judging by the brashness of the comment, and the willingness to pull the trigger on a trade for a youthful star in return for an over-the-hill one, our friend steve here is a Pistons fan.

Throw the Palace Prince in along with a first round draft pick and there may be somthing to talk about. But, trading Carmelo for anything less than that would be outright foolish...

Mickey said...

^ Rip, Tay, and Dyess for Melo, hell take the first rounder too...

Ronnie said...

I am from Detroit as well and believe me we dont want some soft, no D playing ego on our team. You guys can have your open fist throwing, running away Melo and enjoy losing in the first round every year.

Nugg Doctor said...

All valid points, ronnie.

Thanks for reading,

The Nugg Doctor

Nugg Doctor said...

"Rip, Tay, and Dyess" is that what is being thrown around now?

Yea, I agree with you Mickey that would be a little bit too much in return for Anthony.

Thanks for reading,

The Nugg Doctor

Ibrahim said...

This is what's going around in Detroit

Chauncey, Tayshaun, Bench Players and Draft Picks For Carmelo and Camby

Now Imagine Detroit
Stuckey
Rip
Melo
Rasheeed Back at the 4
Camby

Nugg Doctor said...

Thanks for the clarifications, Ibrahim.

Well, that changes everything! If the Pistons are willing to part with Tay, Mr. Big Shot, crumbs and a draft pick I say pull the trigger (I didn't think they were thinking that generously). The link that I posted didn't mention those kind of specifics, and with Tayshaun included, I would be all for it.

Not only do the Nuggets get their point guard woes answered, but they also boost their defensive ability exponentially with a move that potentially landed them Prince as well!

Are 'Melo's days in Denver numbered?

Thanks for reading,

The Nugg Doctor