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Who says no? The Knicks or Nets?

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Who says no? The Knicks or Nets?

I am not proposing that this trade go down, as New Jersey is really looking to add Dwight Howard, but if he stays put in Orlando, my question is, who says no to this trade; the Knicks or the Nets?

- http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=4a3o7eu

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Makes sence. Also maybe

Makes sence. Also maybe Knicks throw in Iman Shumpert since they would have both Lin and Williams, and NJ throws in Marshon Brooks.

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imo nets would say no

imo nets would say no

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Nets say yes the Knicks say no

Come on let's be real here... Lin has MONEY potential written all over him... Melo been there for less than a full season... They played this whole new team for what a month??? I think its pre-mature to trade your best player for a PG when you already have a decent one right?? That's not even getting to the contract issues... D. Will won't sign an extension and Melo already has... So why in the hell would the Nets say no for a Star like Melo with years left on his deal instead of a PG who seems like he's gonna leave anyway??? This is nutty like hell...

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Come on let's be real here...

Come on let's be real here... Lin has MONEY potential written all over him

- He's a backup.

I think if NJ doesn't get Howard, I think they consider this deal. I think if NY doesn't make the playoffs, they consider this deal

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If the Knicks don't make the playoffs I am going Die Laughing

The Knicks not only need to make the playoffs but they need to play very well...If they don't The Melo/Amare/Lin hype is an Epic Fail...The Knicks are a Mess...They have 2 top 20 players and a Very Good defender at Center, they also got 3 solid players in Lin, Fields and Shumpert for a steal, if they can't put it together and at least be average and make the playoffs then This is a giant failure...

Teams should not look at the Knicks and try to copy their formula to success, because they've overpaid and over traded for a 7th seed at best...They have gotten 2 gifts from the Ivy League in Lin and Fields but they still signed a head case in JR Smith and have Baron Davis on the roster...Every good move the Knicks make seems to backfire...

The Amare deal, The Melo trade, Chandler's huge Contract...Even Jeremy Lin's success could bite them in the ass, They have made him an overnight "STAR" and He'll want to paid like one, this kids is smart and will not take a low ball offer from the Knicks at any point in the next two seasons...Unless they hide him on the bench again he's going to be paid like a Starting Pg(Think Jose Calderon's contract)

The Knicks really do suck the Pig's tits...They are no where near the level of my Sixers!!! Go Philly, FTW...

Oh yeah, do you Knicks fans still think Fields is better than Turner??? Because I remember a lot of shyt talking coming from New York after last year...

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Naw...

Lin has a year on him before they ax the "Lin experience" plus D. Will has to commit... With Amare and Tyson??? Over Dwight?? Why would he do that??

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Melo or Amare MUST GO!! They

Melo or Amare MUST GO!! They have Zero Chemistry.....

But i think Melo would fit in better with Howard then Amare....

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Melo is a team killer. He

Melo is a team killer. He would benefit from a situation similar to what AI had in philly early in his career. 4 awesome defenders and spot up shooters who get out of his way. Since winning at Syracuse he's never won again. He is just not a team oriented player... what I mean by that, is he doesn not make his teammates better. I have never seen Melo get the ball on an iso and put himself into a position to draw defenders and open up teammates for easy layups, dish and drives or open J's. Melo gets the ball and its always obvious he's looking to shoot and only pass when he gets into trouble. Melo rarely ever gets a "hockey assist" (which we know don't count) but which are extremely valuable. Melo can pass on the break, (who can't?) and he occasionally makes a touch pass to keep things moving but for the most part he is an offensive scheme crippler. Add on his suspect defense and poor shot selection and you have a player you can only build around in one way.

One on one Melo is one of the best players in the game... but basketball is a team sport. He needs to br much more selective of when he decides to "take over". There may be games where he doesn't need to force the issue at all and he can just get his points within the flow of the offense. There maybe other games he's asked to close it out and get to the line. For the most part Melo plays the same way from the start to finish. Its just not a flexible mentality to have.

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That is a crazy trade. I'm

That is a crazy trade. I'm not a Melo fan, but basically you are suggesting you trade Melo for an expiring contract. The Knicks will not sign D. Will because he will command a max-level contract and the Knicks have the rights to Lin and Lin is capped at the league average (he is a restricted free agent, but other teams are not allowed to offer more than the league average under the Arenas rule, so the Knicks can match with the mid-level exception). Lin getting you 20 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals a game is going to be quite a good value at $5 million a year and make it not worth trying to bring in another point guard. And Lin would be foolish to look to not try to stick with D'Antonio or at least stick with a team running that system.

Amare is looking slow and is untradeable. If he doesn't pick up his game, he is going to head in the direction of Arenas and be unplayable even despite his hefty contract.

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