Tag:Nuggets
Posted on: February 22, 2011 5:11 pm
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Evaluating Wolves/Nuggets future

Wolves receive:  C Eddy Curry, F Anthony Randolph, $3 million
Wolves gave up:  F Corey Brewer

Wolves got a good deal. Heard Curry will be bought out. Obviously the deal with Melo couldn't happen if not for Curry getting out of New York with his expiring contract. Again the buyout of Curry's contract is a rumor. Figure they will o. So basically the Knicks gave up Randolph and 3 million for Brewer. Not that bad of a trade, but I think Wolves gained from this deal due to the fact Randolph is good and still has a rookie contract that is affordable. Get 3 million also. Very good deal for Wolves. It benefits in my opinion the Knicks also since they are receiving Melo.

Nuggets receive: G Raymond Felton, F Danilo Gallinari, F Wilson Chandler, C Timofey Mozgov, first-round pick in 2014, second-round picks in 2012 and 2013, $3 million.
Nuggets give up: F Carmelo Anthony, G Chauncey Billups, C Shelden Williams, F Renaldo Balkman, G Anthony Carter.

Obviously trading star players such as Anthony and Billups it looks as if they are rebuilding. They received some nice young talent to build around. They got something the Cavs and Toronto didn't get. That is some good prospects along with a good deal in my opinion. I praise Melo for stating to the Nuggets way beforehand that he wants out. Way better than letting them have nothing. Didn't expect the team to do well in the playoffs regardless this year. I don't expect or predicted that they would make the playoffs this season cuz of the Melo situation that I figured would play out. It did and I don't expect them to make the playoffs for a few years. Probably more than that LOL! In any case the deal is done thank goodness. It was very annoying with the drama all year. I wish both teams good luck going forward. They certainly need it. I wish their fanbases to stick in there.

Posted on: February 22, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Evaluating Knick trades with Wolves/Denver

I decided to do this last night, but it was late so I decided to do it tomorrow which is today. Anyways here is my evaluation on both of the Knick trades. Definately shook things up and I must say their future is bright going forward.

Knicks received: F Carmelo Anthony, G Chauncey Billups, C Shelden Williams, F Renaldo Balkman, F Corey Brewer, G Anthony Carter.

Knicks gave up: G Raymond Felton, F Danilo Gallinari, F Wilson Chandler, G Timofey Mozgov, first-round pick in 2014, second-round picks in 2012 and 2013, $3 million each to Nuggets and Timberwolves along with Eddy Currey and Randolph to the Wolves.

Obviously the Knicks gave up starters along with some bench players to get what they wanted. What they wanted was of course Carmelo Anthony. All the talk has been about Melo to New York. That destination he wanted to go and he is going with teammates along with new players. Gets to team with one of his friends in Amare. This is huge not only for the Knicks, but the Eastern Conference. Their fan base is quite strange. It is either that or some of their fans are. Some are just plain upset with the deal feeling they gave up too much for Melo? Did they? In some ways I guess you can say that. Keep hearing about the starters they gave up. Did they not get starters in return? Billups, Brewer, Melo need I go on. Yes you gave up 4 starters that had great talent. Denver and Minnesota did the same thing. Role players also I hear Eddy Curry and so on. Eddy Curry and his bad contract has been way overdue. They been trying to get rid of him for several seasons. I know some fans that were upset at the fact Curry optioned to return rather than be a free agent. Anyways the Knicks have a far better future now with Melo than without him. I figure if Knicks wouldn't have put up an offer like they did than Anthony would be heading to New Jersey. He won't leave that type of money on the table.

Future for the Knicks is bright like I stated. They have two superstars now. Do I believe they can win a playoff series this season? It is certainly possible, but I wouldn't bet on it. Will they next season? You can bank on that. Would they have won a playoff series without these trades? I doubt it more so. I think this is the best bet for their franchise to win a championship. A guy like Melo playing for your franchise doesn't happen every day nor every year for that matter. This was their oppurtunity and they took it. I woulda did the same thing. You get experienced vets in Billups and Melo which it will bring that to a young team like the Knicks. They were young anyway. I believe Billups has some game left in him. Brewer certainly does. The team is certainly one of the top tier in the East. I give congrats to the owner, organization, and so on for making this trade happen. Fanbase has suffered for a long time and now they got a playoff team that will soon become a championship contender. They made big steps closer to that with them deals they made.
Posted on: February 17, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Should Knicks wait or trade for him now?

The question is always being that the Knicks don't want to give up role players for Melo. Why trade for him if you can get him in FA? Why give up the talent if you don't have to. I do understand where the Knicks are coming from, but come on. Role players are replaceable. You can go out in FA and get them or trade for them. It does amaze me that the Knicks are not willing to take the risk. No guaranttee that Melo won't decide to sign that three year deal before the new CBA. He may be willing to give up x amount of dollars for the organization, but they won't give up role players for Melo? A guy like Melo is hard to find. He is a superstar and one of the best offensive players in the NBA. Would he instantly make an impact if he joined the Knicks? To me without a doubt he would which is why I still can't understand why they arn't willing to give up 2 or 3 role players for Melo. Knicks to me currently are just a playoff contender....not a championship contender. They get Melo they would be in a lot of folks opinions as a championship contender. How can you disagree with that? If I had an organization like the Knicks, I would trade for him without question. What would you rather have.....a championship now or later? Yea you could wait and have all these role players with Melo, but that isn't a promise. He still could sign a deal just for the fact he is leaving a lot of money on the table if he doesn't. Melo has been holding out of that contract all season for the Knicks. Can they do not do him a favor and trade for him? Get his paycheck he wants so he will be happy, your organization will be happy, Knick fans will be happy, and NBA fans in general will be happy cuz all the talk is over with. LOL! Everyone would benefit from this. Why take a risk on losing out on Melo for role players that are replaceable?

I just wanted to give my opinion on the Melo situation. Any comments on my opinion? What is your opinion on what Knicks should do?
Posted on: January 28, 2011 9:03 pm
 

26 days remain til the trade deadline..Melo trade

A lot of talk has been about Melo trades? I can honestly state now I doubt Melo will be traded as of now. It seems as if all the talk is done. I doubt the Nuggets will get as much as they would have from the Nets. Which in my opinion was way too much for Melo what they were asking for. Anybody think Melo will be traded? If so than to which team?

Richard Hamilton aka Rip is also rumored to be traded somewhere. He wants out. I have no idea about the desination he will be going. Pistons were apart of the Nets trade and Rip was heading to New Jersey til the trade talks immediately stopped.

Any other guys rumored to be traded I didn't mention? LOL! All of two guys.

Steve Nash has been rumored, but it is clear that they have no intention of trading a soon to be 38 year old.

I think the 76ers should trade Iggy sooner rather than later.

Granger is also rumored, but again who knows?

Anybody got any updates? Will Melo be traded?
Posted on: December 14, 2010 1:33 pm
 

Melo to the Knicks?

Melo informed Nuggets he will not sign the deal that was on the table unless he is traded to the Knicks. He wants to a Knick. How many times have we heard that in the last decade. I think this might be one of the very few have said this with his star power anyway. How will Knicks pull this off? Ball is really in their court. Are the Nuggets not gonna trade him and get nothing. I don't think so personally. I think he is becoming more of a distraction to the Nuggets. Which the team really doesn't need right now. I'm sure Nugget fans are upset with his decision. I am as well as a Magic fan. I had hopes on the Magic getting him via trade. They have good pieces to make a trade more so than the Knicks or the Nets. Knicks will need a third team. Well at least Nuggets hope they get a third team involved to get what they want. Other than Amare their team is garbage. No offense to Felton. Knicks have exceeded expectations thus far. Knick fans should be very happy their team is finally winning basketball games. Which is a plus cuz of the famous arena they play in. Make some more history in it. Nuggets really have no choice in this. They trade him by the deadline which will be best for their team. He will only be a distraction. He may fake injuries to not play for the Nuggets if they don't. I highly doubt if they keep Melo they will win a championship anyways. I say get some value for Melo. Hope for your sake it isn't little. Hope Magic gets a scorer. Prefer a point guard that can also pass. In any case good luck to both Melo and the Nuggets. Been a good run....hope they arn't as bad as the Cavs are without their superstar. Surprised??SurprisedDon't be......STAY JEALOUS!!!Cool
Posted on: November 8, 2010 11:55 am
 

West conference playoff seed predictions 2010-11

Shoulda did this sooner, but really didn't have the time. In any case here is my 2010-11 Western Conference playoff seed predictions!!

1.LA Lakers-Best bench and arguably the best starting five in the league. They are more motivated than ever to make history. 12 NBA titles for Phil Jackson along with a 4th three peat of his coaching career. Kobe going for his sixth ring to tie in some fans opinions the best player to ever play the game Michael Jordan. LA Lakers to tie with most NBA championships won by a team with Boston at 17. So much history not to bank the number 1 seed. They are playing too well right now without Kobe being 100%. Which more than not now days he is injured. Bynum 100% won't matter!

2.OKC Thunder-To me the biggest threat to the reigning NBA champs to get back to the Finals. With Durant being consistant along with being so young I figure this team will be a force in the West and in the NBA years to come after Kobe hangs up his sneakers. The team plays some great defense and they are so unselfish. Maybe because they are young team, but I see great things with this team. I predict they face LA no matter if they are number 2 sometime in the playoffs.

3.New Orleans Hornets-I wouldn't have predicted them to be this high in my predictions til I saw them play....I did predict playoffs o on some post before the season began. If Paul is healthy I don't see why not. Okafor has got to stay consistant and play at the high level he has thus far in the season. Very impressed by his play thus far. Paul is my pick for MVP. Will he be in NO next year? It probably depends on their success in the playoffs.

4.Phoenix Suns-Very good ball team despite the departure of Amare. With Steve Nash playing at the high level as he is year after year I think they have a good chance of giving the Lakers a run like they did last year. Don't think they will knock them out of the playoffs, but will certainly make it a series.

5.SA Spurs-the team may be old, but they have the experience in the playoffs and winning championships. Jefferson acquistion didn't work out as well as one thought. In any case they are still a great basketball team that will have some success in the playoffs. Staying healthy will be key for this team. It could hurt their seed, but they are no push over by any means.

6.Dallas Mavericks-I think they are a bit over-rated. They were the top pick to upset the Lakers last season and of course it didn't happen. Don't think they will make a run in the playoffs. I rather believe they will end up with a disappointing season.

7.Portland Trailblazers-Very good ball team with Roy leading the way. Camby stays healthy I don't see why they can't make the playoffs. Like this young fast paced team.

8.Golden State Warriors-The surprise team to make the playoffs!! Curry and Ellis is a good combo. I figure Melo will be traded and an injury to a Jazz player will end their playoff chances. That is why Warriors will make the playoffs.

That is my 2010-11 Western Conference playoff seed predictions!! What are your predictions?
Posted on: November 2, 2010 3:36 pm
 

Is A.I. a hall of famer?

I made a blog about a week ago titled "Goodbye to AI". To say a possible goodbye to my first favorite player. Usually when you first start watching something you'll always say that was the best. AI indeed to me was on of the best players last decade. Stuck by him through it all. I was upset to see his career go down like it has. He officially signed with a Turkish team. 1st year I know for sure he can't opt to play for an NBA team if a team would become interested. In any case I stuck by AI his whole career. He was my favorite when I first started watching NBA. He was great to watch. Rooted for the 76ers til they traded him away. I was very angry over it. Couldn't believe they did that so I rooted for him. He was the only reason I rooted for the 76ers anyways. He was exciting to watch and different. He went to the Piston I rooted for the Pistons and so on. In any case, lets say his career in the NBA was over would you nominate him or vote for him to go to the hall of fame?
Posted on: October 30, 2010 5:24 pm
 

Goodbye to A.I.

I believe the first time on a regular basis I watched basketball was in the early 2000s or some time around there. During that time their were a lot of great players in the NBA that made a huge impact on several different teams. KG in Minnesota, Shaq in LA, Duncan in SA, T-MAC in Orlando, and AI in Philly.

I was young when I first started watching the NBA. My friend got me hooked after playing video games at his house. Before that it was all about cartoons and pro wrestling on Mondays. AI to me was the most exciting player to watch. My favorite when I first started watching. He was a different kind of player that not many ever saw play that good before at his size and continue to lead his team to victory. He played with heart, speed, and passion for the game. He was small, but he could score 30 a night. Has some scoring titles to show for it along with an MVP award.

All the announcers would praise him about his ability to score with his size. Some mention why hasn't his body broken down. He led the NBA minutes for several years. I stuck by AI throughout his career. Including MJ's last game vs the 76ers.....friend asked me who I wanted to win cuz it didn't matter who won cuz his team was in the playoffs and this was MJ's last game. He said he wanted MJ to win. I said I'm sticking with AI. 76ers did in fact win the ball game. Didn't win a championship throughout his years.

76ers was my favorite team for all the years watching the NBA til they traded Iverson. I couldn't believe they did that. He was the best player on the team and all. I went on to root for the Nuggets in the West. It didn't work out there even though Iverson and Melo were 2 of the top 4 scorers in the NBA they were the worst defensive team in the league. They were so undersized. Didn't like Anthony Carter playing point cuz he wasn't even 6FT tall. Than they traded their best defensive player Camby. Iverson voiced his unhappiness because that was their best defensive player and they were the worst defensive team in the league.

Later Iverson was traded to the Pistons which to many folks believe was the start of the downfall for him. I thought it was a great oppurtunity for him to win the championship at the time. Pistons were a very good team up til than with Rip Hamilton, Prince, Rasheed was still there. Some folks believe he was set up to fail from there cuz he was on the last year of his contract and AI nor most of the players were happy with the situation. Rip sat on the bench and well he went to FA....downhill from there.

Memphis signed him and was later released cuz his frustration of not starting. He wanted to play. Wasn't satisfied with the playing time. He signed back where his home was in Philly. Was very happy for him.....in the middle of the season AI left the team due to family issues. Never returned......sad to see him not getting signed this summer. I think he still has play left in him. Heck he is worth 1 or 2 million. I would have been happy to see him play with Orlando on the bench. He could have brought more great things to the team than Duhon or Malik Allen. He could have brought in his scoring ability late in the 4th. Carter could have started at the 3 spot. I don't know, but now he is on a team in Turkey. He can't opt to go to the NBA during at least the first year.

In the end, AI will always be remembered in the hearts of all his fans. I know I will never forget him. Critics would whine about him getting voted in the all-star game saying he didn't deserve to be in it. Fans just loved to see him play as did I. I voted for him every year...I didn't care for the stats. Fans decide the starters. No one wants to see Chris Kaman play. They want to see AI play!! I hope one day he will play in the NBA once again. Whether he does or does not he will always be remembered. In my opinion he was definately one of the top 5 players of the last decade. I wish him well going forward. I hope this isn't the last goodbyes. We will miss you AI. Allen Iverson thanks for the great memories. You are one of the best to ever play the game.
 
 
 
 
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