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The Knicks are looking to get Tony Parker and Carmelo Anthony?

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The Knicks are looking to get Tony Parker and Carmelo Anthony?

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22748484/23919661
http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/68707/20100816/longoria_fuels_par...

Disclaimer: Unless the NBA gets a solid deal on the table and NOT have a lockout, I don't see Melo to NY. Parker? I think he's coming to NY

The Knicks had their eye on the summer of 2010 for a few years. It was their chance to return to glory by shelling out big money to big name free agents. In the end, only one signed and New York was left waiting for the next shot at a star.

Well, signs might be pointing to a certain Denver Nuggets stud leaning towards New York. Besides Ken Berger's report that Carmelo Anthony wants to play in the Big Apple, Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post says there are some serious smoke signals that 'Melo prefers New York.

These are some of the dots: He's selling his Littleton estate; the constant reports of Anthony telling friends that he wants to play for the New York Knicks; his New York wedding; his East Coast upbringing; summer trade talk that has cropped up twice in his time in Denver, which hasn't always made him feel wanted; oh, and not signing a contract that averages around $21.6 million per year for the next three years, a sizable amount of money that he may not be able to earn with a new collective bargaining agreement.

Anthony has connected some dots of his own. Even if he was completely happy with the Nuggets now, in three years he may look around at a team that is a shell of the one that reached the Western Conference finals in 2009. It could be young and inexperienced. It could be filled with mediocre talent. His NBA biological clock would be ticking loudly because he would be in his 10th season. There's no way he wants to start over 10 seasons into his career.

It's definitely to the point for Anthony that it's not just wild speculation. The interest appears to be real and even with a $65 million extension on the table from Denver, Anthony has said he's taking his time and also envoked the "do what's best for me and my family" clause.

On the other hand, Nuggets point guard Chauncey Billups is hopeful Anthony will stay in the Rockies. "I'm 100 percent hopeful," Billups told the New York Post . "It's between me and my guy. If y'all have a close personal friend and they're going through something and the media asks, you're not going to expose that. Y'all find out when he wants y'all to know."

No doubt Carmelo Anthony's free agency will likely be the major drama of next offseason. And much like New York's courtship of LeBron, there's some serious flirtation going on from both sides. But just The King's decision, we'll likely just have to wait until next year to get the final answer.


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CBA agreement won't prevent

CBA agreement won't prevent guys from getting max money it might limit teams spending 90 mill on their payroll though.
So if Mello gets 15-16 mill the 1st year the raises will still add up.
In the end its his choice and he might want to play in NY.
If so it would make sense for the Nuggets to do a sign n trade with the Knicks they would get a young player and a huge trade exception back. Denver isn't a big market team and usually isn't looking to spend over the luxury tax, rite now there an old team with 6 guys over 30. Ty Lawson is the teams only young prospect really, Affalo is a nice player but doesn't have star potential really.

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It will be interesting

It will be interesting because the way thing are looking Knicks have a chance at a lot of nice players and I would love it f they could get Tony Parker this season and still have room for Melo.

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Knicks fans never quit. They

Knicks fans never quit. They completely failed in the 2010 F.A. Extravaganza (Amar'e and Felton instead of LeBron and Bosh) and now they wish they can get Melo and Parker.

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I guess you DIDN'T read my

I guess you DIDN'T read my disclaimer.

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why would anybody in NY even

why would anybody in NY even want tony parker? i think felton will play better in NY than him anyways... plus amare and parker are both injury prone... combine that with the fastest offense in the league and it smells like injuries...

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not a tp fan

not a tp fan at all

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Parker fits in perfectly with

Parker fits in perfectly with them.

Hed be great in the pick & roll with Stoudemire, he can get to the rim at will, gets up the court, can distribute.

Its stupid to say Feltons better in that system than him.

Although hes not worth a huge, long term deal because his game relies so much on quickness, and if he keeps getting injures like last year he could struggle.

But if he could stay healthy hed be a beast for them.

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its gonna be interesting to

its gonna be interesting to see who gets melo if he leave since the knicks,rockets,magic, and wizards are all int he running. then of course theres gonna be another team or two who will get in the running at the last min kinda like miami did fro lebron and bosh

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Tony Parker is way better

Tony Parker is way better than Felton. Neither one is a great shooter but Parker can score in so many ways that Felton can not. Their passing is about the same. Paker's ability to get to the baskets help him get more opportunities though. Parker also has Finals experience. Spurs are going nowhere right now. They are good enough to make the playoffs and not bad enough to get solid picks even though they tend to draft well regardless. George Hill makes Parker expendable. Knicks has enough contracts to do it and still have cap space for Melo if it comes to that.

Also I am and Lakers/Hornets fan

Lakers are the best team in the NBA with a promising future

New Orleans is looking solid but may still fall short of the playoff and Paul may be leaving soon. They will be drafting a point guard next year trust me.

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What do you mean their going

What do you mean their going nowhere?

They still have their big three, Hill and Blair are developing.

Splitter is gonna make a big impact right away.

Their under the radar and could be the sleeper team in the west, adding Splitter gives them the size, and length they need to contend against the Lakers.

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