Zombie The super Melo to Portland thread. Now w/ extra fiber!

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Should the Blazers puruse Carmelo Anthony?

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  1. TorturedBlazerFan

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    I feel like the like what we will see is the Blazers trade where they get less players then they give up (clear at least one roster spot), I keep hoping they could figure out how to get butler, Kawhi, KAT without having to really mess up the core.
     
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    They'd also have to throw in a bunch of picks to get someone to take on that 28 mil, cuz ain't no way they're taking salary back. Prolly easier just to take the $ hit and buy him out themselves.
     
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    Yeah, I imagine that's what they'll end up doing. Though, I suppose makes sense to explore some trade possibilities, if someone else was wanting out of a longer deal, but that guy could maybe help OKC this year a little?
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I'd take him as our starting SF for next season in a heartbeat.
     
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    I am fine with him going to the Lakers too.

    On the Blazers - eww
     
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    When does Neil jump in?
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    So, we can't afford Melo?

    Darn
     
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    I think we should be looking at a way to get in as a 3rd team in a deal, with our TPE.

    An example of how they can look to trade him, and why it might make sense, let's say a team like Chicago, they can trade Felicio and cap space for him. (I think they have the space this year). They can buyout Melo, NOT stretch him, and basically wipe Felicio's remaining 2 seasons off of their books.
    For OKC, the 3 years remaining on Felicio's deal would be less than the stretch amount, so they ultimately save themselves a bit of $$ on it.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Jump in? I hope he jumps out of the way.
     
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    I wouldn't. Melo is ass as a 3.
    Melo is clearly a 4 in todays NBA as that's the only position he has a chance at guarding.

    @Carmelo Anthony
    You hear that Melo? Get your ass in the paint, play off others, and stop thinking you're equal to LBJ.
     
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    Problem is that it'd probably our last heartbeats.... :)
     
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    I would do Turner/Leonard for Melo.
     
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    not sure OKC interested in this of course. but in theory great idea.
     
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    They want cap relief, not more cap grief.
     
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    Not sure how much cap relief they're gonna get. Who has huge expiring deals right now?
     
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    Word is they are going to stretch him, but are doing due diligence first.
     
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    They gave up quite a few pieces to get George and Anthony last summer. Their roster is ridiculously thin. I would think they need to get something back to help bolster their team a bit. Turner can start for them, and Meyers is...... a warm body. He can't be worse than Kyle Singler.
     
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    3 way with Charlotte,

    We take MKG withh our TPE, Charlotte trades Marvin Williams and MKG for Carmelo, OKC trades Carmelo for Marvin Williams. OKC shaves 13 million dollars off of Carmelo. They take on one extra year, unless Williams opts out, but, they gain a productive PF who can stretch defenses. Charlotte buys out Carmelo, maybe save a million or two this offseason, and then get out of next year's deals for Williams and MKG, when Kemba will be a free agent. We take a flyer on MKG, who I know many are down on, because well, he can't shoot. No idea why I've always been intrigued by him, but we try him out as a reclamation project, perhaps.
     

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