Originally Posted by rlucas4137
I actually see quite the opposite because of this clause. It would be similar to a Dwight Howard/Carmelo scenario where Revis can basically hold trade trade partners hostage by stating he is only willing to play for certain teams, otherwise they risk giving up alot for a rental player. So it then comes down to Revis saying I will extend only with specific teams, which creates a bit of leverage for a team he'd be willing to go to and that FO would now be bidding against fewer teams which would drive the price down, not up.
For the Knicks, they were the only team Melo wanted and the FO had an unbelievable amount of leverage there. It's just too bad a meddling owner, James Dolan, couldn't understand this concept. Hopefully another seemingly meddling owner stays completely outta this.
This is off topic but Dolan lost his leverage when Melo said that he would like to be traded to the Nets if the Knicks couldn't work out a deal with the Nuggets. That's why Dolan stepped in and gave 3/4ths of the team away to the Nuggets for Melo and Chauncey, overruling Donnie Walsh's better judgement (at the time).