Once Again, Don’t Trade for Carmelo!

(ESPN) One indicator says the New York Knicks might be closer to a deal for Carmelo Anthony, but there might also some big hurdles. Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan has had direct negotiations with Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke, indicating that a trade could be closer to happening, the New York Daily News reported on Tuesday. But the newspaper also reported that one of the rumored components of a New York-Denver deal, Knicks forward Wilson Chandler, is experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired left ankle and may need surgery during the offseason. It would be his third procedure in three years. And later Tuesday morning, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard that the Nuggets have had initial talks with the Lakers about Anthony, with Los Angeles center Andrew Bynum anchoring a potential deal. Ownership involvement in trade talks between the Knicks and Nuggets could mean that they have become more serious, however.

I don’t get it. Why are the Knicks looking to trade? I don’t want to give up anyone, especially Wilson Chandler. I know that Donnie is worried that the Lakers might make a trade and land Carmelo, but that’s not going to happen. First, the Nuggets don’t want any part of Ron Artest. Even though I like the guy (alumnus of La Salle Academy of the Lower East Side), he’s a locker room cancer. Also, there is no way the Lakers will give up Andrew Bynum. Even with their poor playing the last couple of weeks, they are still a championship contender. Losing Bynum will lose their front court presence (no way Gasol and Odom will be able to handle the paint).

I love how Chris Broussard reports this Lakers-Nuggets garbage right when the Carmelo-Knicks news starts to stir up. HA! Listen Chris, I know hating New York is your passion, but Carmelo is coming here and you can’t do anything about it! I’m going to love watching you in a couple years reporting every day about our New York dynasty.

But seriously, about Carmelo – sign him in the off-season. Denver won’t trade him anywhere. He wants to be here. Let’s have patience and make it happen after the season.

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