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    Sources: Carmelo Anthony likely to go

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5468878

    Sources: Carmelo Expected To Leave Nuggets
    All signs continue to point toward the eventual divorce between Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets.

    League sources say it is now a matter of when, not if, Anthony and the Nuggets will go their separate ways.

    Anthony is weighing whether to sign a three-year, $65 million extension offered by the Nuggets. His dilemma, league sources say, is what affords him the best chance of continuing his career elsewhere. Anthony could sign with Denver and convince the team to then trade him. His other option would be to not sign the extension, thereby forcing the team to move him rather than risk losing him next summer as a free agent.

    During his annual basketball camp in Colorado on Saturday, Anthony said he had no timetable on when he'll decide whether to sign the extension.

    In either case, "he's going to make it real clear that he's not coming back," said one league source.

    But both Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke and Anthony already are well aware that they don't have a future together, sources say. That became clear to Kroenke at a reception after Anthony's July 11 nuptials to La La Vasquez in Manhattan.

    A series of toasts at the wedding reception, initiated by New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul, suggested Anthony leave Denver for the New York Knicks. Paul suggested it playfully, one source said, but subsequent guests -- including Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire and Anthony's brother, Robert -- made the point more forcefully.

    Then Kroenke stood up to give a toast and the room was filled with an awkward silence, one wedding guest said. Kroenke tried to make light of the situation by suggesting Paul could come to Denver but that elicited no response.

    While Anthony stood and applauded Kroenke when he was recognized, he apparently did nothing to discourage or dismiss the suggestions that he should leave the Nuggets.

    "There were other people saying, 'We're going to get you guys together,' but it doesn't become a runaway train if Melo says something," said one source. "Maybe he didn't perpetuate it, but tell people to stop or say, 'Stan, I'm sorry.' He didn't do any of that."

    Paul has since met with Hornets management and appears less eager to leave New Orleans, but all the signals from Anthony are that he would like to be in a different uniform this season.

    Wedding signals included.

    Anthony's agent, Leon Rose, could not be reached for comment and the Nuggets declined to comment.

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    Gallo, Chandler and Douglas for Melo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VincenzoTestaverde View Post
    Gallo, Chandler and Douglas for Melo.
    Yeah screw this waiting for next year free agency. Lets get Carmelo this year, and then Paul next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rep View Post
    Yeah screw this waiting for next year free agency. Lets get Carmelo this year, and then Paul next year.
    Knicks have no other option, really.

    If Melo is really available then they have to do whatever it takes to get him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VincenzoTestaverde View Post
    Gallo, Chandler and Douglas for Melo.
    Its widely reported that Melo loves Gallo, I'd prefer trading Randolph.

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    Don't forsee this trade happening before the start of the season because of all the unproven pieces on the roster (specifically Gallo and Randolph).

    If Chandler plays well and one of the two above plays like many think they will, this Winter will be very interesting. My question is what if the Knicks are very solid at the mid season mark? Like 5/6th seed. Should they still try and make a deal or wait until the Summer?

    I really think Randolph is going to be good and I have 0 desire to see Gallo go, as I'm sure many do. I've waited this long for them to be good again, so I have no problem waiting another season, so they can be as stacked as possible. Plus then we would have those guys to put into play for a CP3 trade 2011.

    Mind you, I bought season tix this yr and I still feel this way

    Possible 2011 lineup

    PG Felton / Douglas
    SG Chandler / Walker / Azuibuke /Mason Jr.
    SF Melo / Gallo / Randolph
    PF Amare / Randolph / Gallo
    C Turiaf / Mozgov

    Ummm yes please

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlucas4137 View Post
    Don't forsee this trade happening before the start of the season because of all the unproven pieces on the roster (specifically Gallo and Randolph).

    If Chandler plays well and one of the two above plays like many think they will, this Winter will be very interesting. My question is what if the Knicks are very solid at the mid season mark? Like 5/6th seed. Should they still try and make a deal or wait until the Summer?

    I really think Randolph is going to be good and I have 0 desire to see Gallo go, as I'm sure many do. I've waited this long for them to be good again, so I have no problem waiting another season, so they can be as stacked as possible. Plus then we would have those guys to put into play for a CP3 trade 2011.

    Mind you, I bought season tix this yr and I still feel this way

    Possible 2011 lineup

    PG Felton / Douglas
    SG Chandler / Walker / Azuibuke /Mason Jr.
    SF Melo / Gallo / Randolph
    PF Amare / Randolph / Gallo
    C Turiaf / Mozgov

    Ummm yes please
    I'd love Melo here, but you added him to the knicks roster and didn't take anything away except curry. No way on Earth Denver is giving us Melo for only an expiring contract and a 2014 draft pick. If it costs Gallo to get Melo here, get it done yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYJ0815 View Post
    I'd love Melo here, but you added him to the knicks roster and didn't take anything away except curry. No way on Earth Denver is giving us Melo for only an expiring contract and a 2014 draft pick. If it costs Gallo to get Melo here, get it done yesterday.
    I believe he means waiting until next off-season and signing him as a free agent. Curry's contract expires and we sign Melo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    I believe he means waiting until next off-season and signing him as a free agent. Curry's contract expires and we sign Melo.
    Re-read it again and I saw that. I don't think it'll last that long. Nuggets don't want to get LBJ'd. They'll have to deal him before he walks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYJ0815 View Post
    Re-read it again and I saw that. I don't think it'll last that long. Nuggets don't want to get LBJ'd. They'll have to deal him before he walks.
    I agree. I think he'll get traded rather than walk as a free agent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dassin View Post
    Its widely reported that Melo loves Gallo, I'd prefer trading Randolph.
    I'd rather keep Randolph. The kid is going to be a beastly shot blocker for us and we have not had one since Scott Layden gave away Marcus Camby and the 7th pick for broken McDyess almost 10 years ago.

    I think Denver would rather take back Gallo too. If Gallo ends up being a 20+ ppg scorer as well as an international star he could be a major draw for the Nuggets in the Pepsi Center.

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