Ladies and gentlemen, the following public service message is brought to you by your friends from D-Generation X, who would like to remind each and every one of you that if you're not down with that, we've got two words for you... Nets pull out of race for Carmelo (sports.espn.go.com)
And from the sound of things, it ain't no negotiating ploy.
Instantly, Denver's gone from getting a potential motherload to most likely (AT BEST) getting scraps from a team that could rent out Carmelo for the rest of the season in pursuit of a title. The Knicks clearly have no reason now to give up the farm when 'Melo's made it clear that New York (and not Brooklyn) is his next long-term destination, and there's no other team out there able or willing to overpay for Carmelo long term.
Dare it might actually be best for Denver to stand pat and take one last shot before everything goes to hell in a handbasket this summer?
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Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoProkhorov is a badass. I wish he owned the Knicks.
They're still in the picture for Melo, they just turned the tables on Denver and are now dealing on their terms.
Who is "they?" If you mean the Knicks, then I'm confused, because I'm not sure what they did to turn the tables, seeing as how this was all the doing of the Nets. And if you mean the Nets, I'm even more confused because I really don't think this is a ploy at all and they truly are out of the running.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2122976 This took me about 10 minutes to sift through the first few paragraphs of the story to make sure I got everything right. ESPN is calling this the largest single player transaction in NBA history: