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FINALLY, Nets end pursuit of Carmelo Anthony
4 years ago  ::  Jan 19, 2011 - 6:20PM #1
JonahFalcon
Posts: 18,318

Just USE THE FRICKIN' PICKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 years ago  ::  Jan 19, 2011 - 7:27PM #2
galactose
Posts: 73

What I dont understand is this: The Nets have been pursuing this deal since September.  The trade deadline is only one month away.  Why pull out now!?  The reality is that there is no way in hell the Nuggets want to keep 'Melo past the trade deadline and get nothing for him in the offseason. And there is no team who can offer anywhere near the Nets package. 


I agree Denver was stalling and it was extremely annoying. But they were going to trade him before the deadline!! So why pull out now after 4 months of negotiating when they were no more then 1 month away? The finish line was in sight. Why piss away 4 months of work overnot wanting to wait a few more weeks at worst?

And the stupidest thing of all was Prokhorov suggesting that part of why the Nets have been playing so horrid is because of all the trade talk.  The reality again is trade talk or not- these guys as a whole are NOT that good.  To blame their poor performance on the Carmelo talk and say "Thats why we havebt been playing good" is a flat out poor excuse.


4 years ago  ::  Jan 19, 2011 - 7:41PM #3
galactose
Posts: 73

And also Prokhorov's guarantee that this team would be in the playoffs this year is definitely not happening now.

Didnt he say there would be a "surprise from Russia in December" at his press conference this summer when he took over. What ever came of that? Nothing.

4 years ago  ::  Jan 19, 2011 - 11:59PM #4
steelernet
Posts: 79

 


He should have stayed in Russia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


While your in Jersey you might as well fire Billy King.


I don't get it- all this time has passed and on Russian Culture night he comes to Jersey and calls off the biggest trade in NJ history (not a long one at that) Are you kidding me- I'm glad in a way that the Nuggets won't get what they want but THE KNICKS ARE LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE TO GET MELO. Your cutting your nose off despite your face is the perfect phrase that can be used here.


WHAT DOES HE MEAN TOO EXPENSIVE!!! Your a billionaire with no talent on the team, sorry, role player talent they do have. What is too expensive- you have a bunch of Damion James draft picks that you might give up.  Your already paying Travis Outlaw- pay Balkman or whoever else- what do you got to lose.  MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN FOR THE FANS.


Just make it fun and something to root for- and have a respectable team is all I ask- Championships are very tough- but lets be competitive. I'm not asking to dethrone the Lakers this year but give us a chance to win on any given night.


Just ask yourself this, How many players do the Nets have on their current roster will they have on their roster the next time the Nets make the playoffs?  - over under is 4 on their current roster


The player having a career year, Kris Humphries, is not even starting.  DO WE WANT TO WIN?? I don't get it-


PLEASE- NO EXCUSES- WITH REPLIES- NOTHING WILL MAKE SENSE TO ME.


AT LEAST I STILL HAVE THE STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 

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4 years ago  ::  Jan 20, 2011 - 12:35AM #5
galactose
Posts: 73

Prokhorov is indeed cutting off his nose to spite his face.  He called the trade off because he was tired of how long it was taking-- but he was literally ONE DAY away from meeting Carmelo face to face. ONE DAY!!!! Why didnt he meet with Carmelo first??? The Nets have been waiting since September and now ONE DAY before they can finally make their pitch, Prokhorov says he wants out. I just dont get it. I could see if there was still no meeting set, but according to Prokhorov he was meeting Carmelo the very next day. So why back out now?????

4 years ago  ::  Jan 20, 2011 - 12:58AM #6
steelernet
Posts: 79

Oh by the way- Prokohov!!!


 


Carmelo scored 35 and beat Durant, Westbrook and Co-


 


Too Expensive???  Maybe you should be doing that ESPN commercial and not the Hockey player. What's your agenda?  It's not about winning!!!

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4 years ago  ::  Jan 20, 2011 - 2:45AM #7
AJFreeway
Posts: 5,687

I have a feeling that Prokhorov still has a strong interest in getting him and is just playing hard to get right now hoping that Denver cracks.

"There is a fine line between 'extended slump' and 'bad hitter.'"

4 years ago  ::  Jan 20, 2011 - 8:15AM #8
_YaNkEeFaN4LiFe_
Posts: 382

Wow you people need to do some research before posting. Since it is apparent I was the only one on this thread who researched, I will share my information with all of you:


FACT: Nets have tried to get Melo since September and have had the best deal on the table for the last 3 months. Every time there was progress, Denver would call back and say that they wanted more draft picks or players, or for the nets to take on Al Harrington's contract. The Nets will not take on the 4 years 28 million deal left on Harrington's contract because frankly he's not that good.


FACT: The Nets received permission to talk to Melo on monday night. What did Melo say in his post game interview after reporters told him about the meeting? He said and I quote "I am not talking to anybody" Look it up if you dont believe me. Melo wanted nothing to do with the Nets or even talk to them and give the Nets a chance to talk him into coming here.


FACT: The deal was almost about to go down last week pending if Melo was willing to sign an extension. If Melo wanted to come here the deal would have been made point blank. The fact that he didnt have the decency to call the Nets or even better yet let the Nets talk to him (especially since the Nets were dying to talk to him) to let them know once and for all to stop wasting their time trying to make a deal together because he wont sign an extension just shows how much he didnt want to come here.


Carmelo only wants to play for the Knicks and thats fine. He was probably thinking about the possibility of playing in Brooklyn (where he was born) at the end of the day he decided no to that idea and didnt even tell the Nets or allowed them to talk to him and find out themselves. What the Nets owner did was very smart and it was the right decision. It seemed that everyday that past, even though the Nets had the best offer Denver wanted more, thats what he meant by "too expensive." 


Now the Nets have a bunch of first round picks and a bunch of salary cap room for next year. They have A LOT of room to play with and improve which is great.

4 years ago  ::  Jan 20, 2011 - 5:34PM #9
galactose
Posts: 73

Yankeefan, I wouldnt accuse other people of not doing research before  posting and then go on to say that you are the only one here who did their research, when you yourself certainly have not researched well enough.   You are right about Denver with their demands about the Nets taking  Harrington's contract. 


But you also stated: Melo wanted nothing to do with the Nets or even talk to them and give the Nets a chance to talk him into coming here.

After last night's Denver's game  he admit to reporters that he did infact have a meeting set for today  with Prokhorov and Jay-Z. He even went on to say that he was looking  forward to the meeting because he thinks Prokhorov is a very  "intriguing" person. So your "fact" is not really a fact.

And you also said this: If  Melo wanted to come here the deal would have been made point blank. The  fact that he didnt have the decency to call the Nets or even better yet  let the Nets talk to him (especially since the Nets were dying to talk  to him) to let them know once and for all to stop wasting their time  trying to make a deal together because he wont sign an extension just  shows how much he didnt want to come here.

You  are wrong again. As I previously stated, Carmelo himself admit last  night after the Denver game that he had a meeting today with the Nets  which he was looking forward to. Furthermore, you totally contradict  yourself.  You said "If Melo wanted to come here the deal would have  been made point blank".  Sorry, that totally contradicts the only real fact you  post posted which is that the Nuggets were trying to force the Nets to  taking Harrington's contract.  THAT was one of the major holdups and  probably one of the items Prokhorov was referring to when he said that  the deal was simply too expensive. 




 




Im not trying to argue with you but you should make sure all your facts are straight before you accuse others' facts of being false.


4 years ago  ::  Jan 20, 2011 - 11:56PM #10
_YaNkEeFaN4LiFe_
Posts: 382

Jan 20, 2011 -- 5:34PM, galactose wrote:



Yankeefan, I wouldnt accuse other people of not doing research before  posting and then go on to say that you are the only one here who did their research, when you yourself certainly have not researched well enough.   You are right about Denver with their demands about the Nets taking  Harrington's contract. 


But you also stated: Melo wanted nothing to do with the Nets or even talk to them and give the Nets a chance to talk him into coming here.

After last night's Denver's game  he admit to reporters that he did infact have a meeting set for today  with Prokhorov and Jay-Z. He even went on to say that he was looking  forward to the meeting because he thinks Prokhorov is a very  "intriguing" person. So your "fact" is not really a fact.

And you also said this: If  Melo wanted to come here the deal would have been made point blank. The  fact that he didnt have the decency to call the Nets or even better yet  let the Nets talk to him (especially since the Nets were dying to talk  to him) to let them know once and for all to stop wasting their time  trying to make a deal together because he wont sign an extension just  shows how much he didnt want to come here.

You  are wrong again. As I previously stated, Carmelo himself admit last  night after the Denver game that he had a meeting today with the Nets  which he was looking forward to. Furthermore, you totally contradict  yourself.  You said "If Melo wanted to come here the deal would have  been made point blank".  Sorry, that totally contradicts the only real fact you  post posted which is that the Nuggets were trying to force the Nets to  taking Harrington's contract.  THAT was one of the major holdups and  probably one of the items Prokhorov was referring to when he said that  the deal was simply too expensive. 




 




Im not trying to argue with you but you should make sure all your facts are straight before you accuse others' facts of being false.





If Melo really said that he's a too faced POS. Honestly in the post game on sunday when asked that the Nets had permission to talk to him he said "Im not talking to anybody, thats the front office job not mines" yet a couple of days ago he did a sportscenter interview saying He's thought of the possibility of playing in Brooklyn and how exciting it would be. Now tell me if he really meant what he said when he said it the possibility would be exciting to play in Brooklyn, why would he say days later "Im not talking to anybody" when reporters said Denver gave the Nets permission to talk to him.


Lastly, it makes absolutely no sense for the Nets to keep pushing for this deal for months on end and pushing to get permission to talk to Melo, finally get the permission, take the time out to set up a set date for this meeting, and then less than 24 hrs before the meeting would take place cancel everything. The Nets owner is not stupid because no stupid man becomes a billionaire. Also, I didn't contradict myself. I did state that Denver kept trying to add more to the deal and even mention Harrington's contract which was why the Nets owner said its not too expensive, but I hope you realized on saturday Denver decided to remove Harrington's contract from the deal and they tried to make the deal go down which was why there were many reports saying the trade was imminent. If you don't believe me, heres a link www.cbssports.com/nba/story/14551549/sou... and it says "Among the significant developments of the past 24 hours, Al Harrington's name and bloated contract were removed from the discussions while Denver tries to find another team to take the four years and $27 remaining on his deal. DaJuan Summers also was added to the proposed deal, going from Detroit to New Jersey with Richard Hamilton." That was the major hurdle that was holding up the trade like you said but it was removed so everything should have been fine now. Only reason it didnt go down is because Melo doesnt want to come to NJ.

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