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New Power House
07-15-2010, 06:11 PM
Interesting possibility. Carmelo is good friends with Kobe.

NBA Trade Rumors: Could Carmelo Anthony to the LA Lakers Happen?
By
Hadarii Jones
(Lakers Featured Columnist) on July 15, 2010

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ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 14: (L-R) Carmelo Anthony #15 and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Western Conference share a laugh during the NBA All-Star Game, part of 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend at Cowboys Stadium on February 14, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 141-139 in regulation. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

NBA free agency and the offseason is a time for dreamers, and in the case of the Miami Heat those dreams sometimes materialize into reality, as well as open possibilities which may not have existed before.

Before LeBron James signed his name on the dotted line and cemented a concentration of stars in Miami, few observers felt the odds of it transpiring was real, but in the wake of that historic move thoughts shift to other potential superstar pairings.

Much of the talk recently has centered around Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and the various teams who could be in the running for each of the superstar's abilities.

The New York Knicks have dominated the conversation in regards to where Anthony may wind up, but if the Los Angeles Lakers are smart, they will recognize the opportunity that may have presented itself.

Anthony will be an unrestricted free agent next season, and if his championship ambitions are the same as James', he should give the Lakers a long, hard look before thinking about the big apple.

Most observers feel the Heat will eventually be the center of the basketball universe, and since it's unlikely Anthony can join that trio he should consider the only team that stands between Miami and complete league domination.

If Anthony decided to join the Knicks he would run the risk of being a perennial doormat to Miami, but if he chose to take his talents to Los Angeles he could be a part of something which would be every bit as special as the Heat's trio.

Of course this is only speculation and many may consider the idea of Anthony joining the Lakers implausible, but the history of the franchise and their current situation does leave a small window of possibility.

Los Angeles has long been a premier destination for the NBA's superstars, and a good bit of the Lakers' championship legacy has been formed by players who chose to ditch their teams in favor of the purple and gold.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, and Pau Gasol are three players who established themselves as stars of other teams, but found their legacies defined once they joined the Lakers.

Anthony could add his name to this list of superstar defectors, and like Gasol before him, he would likely see the immediate benefits of a decision to join Los Angeles.

Gasol never managed to push the Memphis Grizzlies past the first round of the playoffs, but since he was traded to Los Angeles in 2007, the Lakers have made the NBA Finals each season, and won the last two championships.

Anthony would be entering an even better situation than Gasol, and although the Lakers would have to do some very creative tinkering with their roster, it's not that far out of the realm of possibility.

It's doubtful the Lakers could make a deal for Anthony this season, but if the chance presents itself, are Lamar Odom, Shannon Brown, Josh Powell, and D.J. Mbenga expendable?

Maybe the Lakers could subtract Odom from the equation and add Ron Artest, and the two recent Lakers' draft picks to make the deal even more attractive to Denver, who would be entering rebuilding mode if Anthony departed.

The Nuggets have to be contemplating a sign-and-trade deal for Anthony, because if he refuses to re-sign, Denver could possibly lose the cornerstone of their franchise with no compensation at all.

What team in the NBA could afford to offer the same quality of players previously mentioned, in exchange for Anthony without ruining the composition of their team?

Certainly not the Knicks, and all of the other players who are the same caliber of talent as Anthony have already been locked up in this year's tumultuous free agency period.

A Lakers' line-up featuring Kobe Bryant, Gasol, Andrew Bynum, and Anthony would arguably consist of the top two or three players at their respective positions, and would send shivers of fear throughout the rest of the league.

Not even South Beach's super team could stand tall in the face of this roster, and ironically, it was Miami who made it possible to even consider this scenario at all.

Before James and Chris Bosh joined Wade in Miami many felt that all of the league's younger superstars would shape their own destinies separate from each other, but the course of the NBA has changed.

If Anthony's goal is to win championships then his options are limited unless he goes to a team who is ready to compete for championships right now, a team like the Los Angeles Lakers.

It will be the best team ever to assemble for real!
Bynum
Gasol
Melo
Kobe
Blake
We loose Odom,Sasha and maybe one of the rockies plus picks.

deadman8586
07-15-2010, 06:15 PM
Interesting possibility. Carmelo is good friends with Kobe.

NBA Trade Rumors: Could Carmelo Anthony to the LA Lakers Happen?
By
Hadarii Jones
(Lakers Featured Columnist) on July 15, 2010

1,484 reads

5 comments

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ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 14: (L-R) Carmelo Anthony #15 and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Western Conference share a laugh during the NBA All-Star Game, part of 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend at Cowboys Stadium on February 14, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 141-139 in regulation. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

NBA free agency and the offseason is a time for dreamers, and in the case of the Miami Heat those dreams sometimes materialize into reality, as well as open possibilities which may not have existed before.

Before LeBron James signed his name on the dotted line and cemented a concentration of stars in Miami, few observers felt the odds of it transpiring was real, but in the wake of that historic move thoughts shift to other potential superstar pairings.

Much of the talk recently has centered around Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and the various teams who could be in the running for each of the superstar's abilities.

The New York Knicks have dominated the conversation in regards to where Anthony may wind up, but if the Los Angeles Lakers are smart, they will recognize the opportunity that may have presented itself.

Anthony will be an unrestricted free agent next season, and if his championship ambitions are the same as James', he should give the Lakers a long, hard look before thinking about the big apple.

Most observers feel the Heat will eventually be the center of the basketball universe, and since it's unlikely Anthony can join that trio he should consider the only team that stands between Miami and complete league domination.

If Anthony decided to join the Knicks he would run the risk of being a perennial doormat to Miami, but if he chose to take his talents to Los Angeles he could be a part of something which would be every bit as special as the Heat's trio.

Of course this is only speculation and many may consider the idea of Anthony joining the Lakers implausible, but the history of the franchise and their current situation does leave a small window of possibility.

Los Angeles has long been a premier destination for the NBA's superstars, and a good bit of the Lakers' championship legacy has been formed by players who chose to ditch their teams in favor of the purple and gold.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, and Pau Gasol are three players who established themselves as stars of other teams, but found their legacies defined once they joined the Lakers.

Anthony could add his name to this list of superstar defectors, and like Gasol before him, he would likely see the immediate benefits of a decision to join Los Angeles.

Gasol never managed to push the Memphis Grizzlies past the first round of the playoffs, but since he was traded to Los Angeles in 2007, the Lakers have made the NBA Finals each season, and won the last two championships.

Anthony would be entering an even better situation than Gasol, and although the Lakers would have to do some very creative tinkering with their roster, it's not that far out of the realm of possibility.

It's doubtful the Lakers could make a deal for Anthony this season, but if the chance presents itself, are Lamar Odom, Shannon Brown, Josh Powell, and D.J. Mbenga expendable?

Maybe the Lakers could subtract Odom from the equation and add Ron Artest, and the two recent Lakers' draft picks to make the deal even more attractive to Denver, who would be entering rebuilding mode if Anthony departed.

The Nuggets have to be contemplating a sign-and-trade deal for Anthony, because if he refuses to re-sign, Denver could possibly lose the cornerstone of their franchise with no compensation at all.

What team in the NBA could afford to offer the same quality of players previously mentioned, in exchange for Anthony without ruining the composition of their team?

Certainly not the Knicks, and all of the other players who are the same caliber of talent as Anthony have already been locked up in this year's tumultuous free agency period.

A Lakers' line-up featuring Kobe Bryant, Gasol, Andrew Bynum, and Anthony would arguably consist of the top two or three players at their respective positions, and would send shivers of fear throughout the rest of the league.

Not even South Beach's super team could stand tall in the face of this roster, and ironically, it was Miami who made it possible to even consider this scenario at all.

Before James and Chris Bosh joined Wade in Miami many felt that all of the league's younger superstars would shape their own destinies separate from each other, but the course of the NBA has changed.

If Anthony's goal is to win championships then his options are limited unless he goes to a team who is ready to compete for championships right now, a team like the Los Angeles Lakers.

It will be the best team ever to assemble for real!
Bynum
Gasol
Melo
Kobe
Blake
We loose Odom,Sasha and maybe one of the rockies plus picks.

No thank you leave his butt in Denver.

Kobe5RingKing
07-15-2010, 06:15 PM
I didnt want to read all that .....but yea i would love carmelo

Raidaz4Life
07-15-2010, 06:19 PM
It will never happen

BigGuy951
07-15-2010, 06:20 PM
I'd love it, but i doubt it happens. Let's wait till next year.

KillaInstinct24
07-15-2010, 06:26 PM
no. whoever wrote this is trying to get views/reads from the laker nation among others, many of which, are gullible as i can see from being a member of this forum

KillaInstinct24
07-15-2010, 06:26 PM
besides if u believe chris paul, him and melo will join stoudemire in new york in 2011-12

Lakerfrk
07-15-2010, 07:00 PM
oh goodness...... not a chance.

DolFAN2010
07-15-2010, 08:12 PM
cant wait till the one hour special

oval57sanch
07-15-2010, 08:18 PM
Whenever Kobe decides to hang it up, he should have at least 2 more rings. AT LEAST, 2more. Melo would b sick though....

oval57sanch
07-15-2010, 08:19 PM
Sasha off the books and trade Walton plez!

Kobe5RingKing
07-15-2010, 08:24 PM
http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2010/07/carmelo_anthony_sign-and-trade.php

agapeLAKERS
07-15-2010, 08:35 PM
Who would have thought Wade, Bosh and Lebron would be on the same team? Or Payton, Kobe, Malone and Shaq? I would be happy if it happened.

Raidaz4Life
07-15-2010, 08:42 PM
Who would have thought Wade, Bosh and Lebron would be on the same team? Or Payton, Kobe, Malone and Shaq? I would be happy if it happened.

A lot of people who were familiar with the Heat's financial situation knew it would be a possibility that Lebron and Bosh would join Wade in Miami. It was talked about quite frequently at the beginning of FA.

New Power House
07-15-2010, 08:51 PM
A lot of people who were familiar with the Heat's financial situation knew it would be a possibility that Lebron and Bosh would join Wade in Miami. It was talked about quite frequently at the beginning of FA.

Also a lot of people know who Buss is and what he is always looking to do year after year.
Melo knows that Kobe will turn him his place in the future and LA is very BIG! Who did start the fire?:speechless: Melo admires Kobe and I heard that they are good bodies too!

Raidaz4Life
07-15-2010, 08:59 PM
Also a lot of people know who Buss is and what he is always looking to do year after year.
Melo knows that Kobe will turn him his place in the future and LA is very BIG! Who did start the fire?:speechless: Melo admires Kobe and I heard that they are good bodies too!

I'm not questioning Buss' or Kobe's desire to bring him in... I'm questioning our financial capabilities to do so... I mean Melo is not going to sign for the MLE meaning the only way we'd be able to acquire him is in a S&T and I doubt the nuggets would be willing to help us out in any way even if we could find a way to make the salaries match.

Kevj77
07-15-2010, 09:10 PM
Hadarii Jones, featured Lakers columnist for Bleacher Report...:facepalm:

Montana_Rob
07-15-2010, 09:33 PM
i dont see it happening but I would love it if it did

David017
07-15-2010, 09:38 PM
I wish

MickeyMgl
07-15-2010, 09:46 PM
Interesting possibility. Carmelo is good friends with Kobe.

NBA Trade Rumors: Could Carmelo Anthony to the LA Lakers Happen?
By
Hadarii Jones
(Lakers Featured Columnist) on July 15, 2010

1,484 reads

5 comments

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ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 14: (L-R) Carmelo Anthony #15 and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Western Conference share a laugh during the NBA All-Star Game, part of 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend at Cowboys Stadium on February 14, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 141-139 in regulation. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

NBA free agency and the offseason is a time for dreamers, and in the case of the Miami Heat those dreams sometimes materialize into reality, as well as open possibilities which may not have existed before.

Before LeBron James signed his name on the dotted line and cemented a concentration of stars in Miami, few observers felt the odds of it transpiring was real, but in the wake of that historic move thoughts shift to other potential superstar pairings.

Much of the talk recently has centered around Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and the various teams who could be in the running for each of the superstar's abilities.

The New York Knicks have dominated the conversation in regards to where Anthony may wind up, but if the Los Angeles Lakers are smart, they will recognize the opportunity that may have presented itself.

Anthony will be an unrestricted free agent next season, and if his championship ambitions are the same as James', he should give the Lakers a long, hard look before thinking about the big apple.

Most observers feel the Heat will eventually be the center of the basketball universe, and since it's unlikely Anthony can join that trio he should consider the only team that stands between Miami and complete league domination.

If Anthony decided to join the Knicks he would run the risk of being a perennial doormat to Miami, but if he chose to take his talents to Los Angeles he could be a part of something which would be every bit as special as the Heat's trio.

Of course this is only speculation and many may consider the idea of Anthony joining the Lakers implausible, but the history of the franchise and their current situation does leave a small window of possibility.

Los Angeles has long been a premier destination for the NBA's superstars, and a good bit of the Lakers' championship legacy has been formed by players who chose to ditch their teams in favor of the purple and gold.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, and Pau Gasol are three players who established themselves as stars of other teams, but found their legacies defined once they joined the Lakers.

Anthony could add his name to this list of superstar defectors, and like Gasol before him, he would likely see the immediate benefits of a decision to join Los Angeles.

Gasol never managed to push the Memphis Grizzlies past the first round of the playoffs, but since he was traded to Los Angeles in 2007, the Lakers have made the NBA Finals each season, and won the last two championships.

Anthony would be entering an even better situation than Gasol, and although the Lakers would have to do some very creative tinkering with their roster, it's not that far out of the realm of possibility.

It's doubtful the Lakers could make a deal for Anthony this season, but if the chance presents itself, are Lamar Odom, Shannon Brown, Josh Powell, and D.J. Mbenga expendable?

Maybe the Lakers could subtract Odom from the equation and add Ron Artest, and the two recent Lakers' draft picks to make the deal even more attractive to Denver, who would be entering rebuilding mode if Anthony departed.

The Nuggets have to be contemplating a sign-and-trade deal for Anthony, because if he refuses to re-sign, Denver could possibly lose the cornerstone of their franchise with no compensation at all.

What team in the NBA could afford to offer the same quality of players previously mentioned, in exchange for Anthony without ruining the composition of their team?

Certainly not the Knicks, and all of the other players who are the same caliber of talent as Anthony have already been locked up in this year's tumultuous free agency period.

A Lakers' line-up featuring Kobe Bryant, Gasol, Andrew Bynum, and Anthony would arguably consist of the top two or three players at their respective positions, and would send shivers of fear throughout the rest of the league.

Not even South Beach's super team could stand tall in the face of this roster, and ironically, it was Miami who made it possible to even consider this scenario at all.

Before James and Chris Bosh joined Wade in Miami many felt that all of the league's younger superstars would shape their own destinies separate from each other, but the course of the NBA has changed.

If Anthony's goal is to win championships then his options are limited unless he goes to a team who is ready to compete for championships right now, a team like the Los Angeles Lakers.

It will be the best team ever to assemble for real!
Bynum
Gasol
Melo
Kobe
Blake
We loose Odom,Sasha and maybe one of the rockies plus picks.

:( Oh lordy

Supa
07-15-2010, 09:52 PM
We can file this under pure fantasy (or nightmare).

1. His game doesn't complement Kobe's.

2. He doesn't fit the triangle, and his attitude is terrible.

3. Lakers have no cap space.

4. Denver will sign and trade with other teams before they do that with the Lakers.

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numba1CHANGsta
07-15-2010, 09:57 PM
We might as well go after CP3 too

CP3
Kobe
Melo
Pau
Bynum

I guess that settles the All-star starters for the next 4-5 years lol

Wilson
07-15-2010, 11:18 PM
No link was posted with the story, so I googled Hadari Jones and the only thing that came up was a Bleacher Report columnist. That isn't reliable journalism, so if that is where this article came from I'll have to close the thread.

If it came from somewhere else then someone please post the link. I'll check back here soon.

enserio
07-15-2010, 11:32 PM
Any one of us could have wrote that.

Kevj77
07-16-2010, 12:20 AM
Here is the link. It is definately bleacher report

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/420745-nba-trade-rumors-carmelo-anthony-to-the-lakers-could-it-happen

New Power House
07-16-2010, 01:06 AM
I'm not questioning Buss' or Kobe's desire to bring him in... I'm questioning our financial capabilities to do so... I mean Melo is not going to sign for the MLE meaning the only way we'd be able to acquire him is in a S&T and I doubt the nuggets would be willing to help us out in any way even if we could find a way to make the salaries match.

Do you think that the Cavs or Raptors wanted to do a s&t to release their super duds? If Melo and Buss want this to happen they will find out a way to make it happen. Now this is just one the possibilities for the Lakers in case the new super friends make it hard for our team this coming season. This is just a case of day dreaming. Just enjoy it:D

New Power House
07-16-2010, 01:07 AM
Any one of us could have wrote that.

Great! Because this how everything happens in the real world. It just takes one mind to think about it then it becomes real!

mamba24
07-16-2010, 01:18 AM
No thank you leave his butt in Denver.

seriously?? id take him any day

mamba24
07-16-2010, 01:25 AM
No link was posted with the story, so I googled Hadari Jones and the only thing that came up was a Bleacher Report columnist. That isn't reliable journalism, so if that is where this article came from I'll have to close the thread.

If it came from somewhere else then someone please post the link. I'll check back here soon.

if anyone noticed... the writer of the column said it was PURE SPECULATION... there is no source. all she is saying is that if he is looking for rings like james he should consider la... lets work on our reading comprehension people

PraiseJesus
07-16-2010, 01:28 AM
stupid.

#1 the Nugs would never trade Melo to the Lakers

#2 Melo and Kobe's games do not compliment each other at all

fail thread

kid24
07-16-2010, 02:44 AM
that would be awsome.

Jewelz0376
07-16-2010, 02:55 AM
How does Melo and Kobes game not compliment each other like some of yall are saying?? Melo is a great stand still/catch and shoot player...not to mention he's great in the post..but there's no way this happens so no point in talkin about it...

dodgerfan87
07-16-2010, 03:04 AM
Not gonna happen...

agapeLAKERS
07-16-2010, 03:11 AM
I think its true Miami cleared out their roster to put the triami together and the Malone Payton thing was a couple of veterans chasing a ring. Melo coming to the Lakers isn't pure fantasy, I mean we got Gasol for Brown and box of cracker jacks.

If Melo wants to come to LA and Denver is looking at letting him walk or getting something in return.... who knows. Unlikely but stranger things have happened.

robdizzle3
07-16-2010, 03:16 AM
Even though this probably wont happen, There are a couple ways I can see Melo coming. He wants to win a title of course, plus he would take over as Laker star in a couple years when Kobe either falls off in play or retires. But like I said, this probably wont happen.

PraiseJesus
07-16-2010, 04:07 AM
How does Melo and Kobes game not compliment each other like some of yall are saying?? Melo is a great stand still/catch and shoot player...not to mention he's great in the post..but there's no way this happens so no point in talkin about it...

I think you answered your own question there lol

The Raven
07-16-2010, 04:09 AM
Id love to get Carmelo but, as much as id like it to happen, the odds of him coming here are pretty darn low

robdizzle3
07-16-2010, 04:12 AM
I think you answered your own question there lol

Actually I dont know about that. He made a good point. He said he's a good stand still shooter, which means he can hit his shot, without having the ball in his hands and vice versa with Kobe. Its not as bad as some of you are making it out to be. Its not gonna happen, but had to put my point in.

PGLakers
07-16-2010, 05:08 AM
if carmelo demands that he wants to play for lakers...what other option does denver have but to figure out some sort of trade that can atleast fetch nuggs some players for carmelo.

probability is low but its not Zero either.

BrewinRamLakers
07-16-2010, 05:31 AM
In a word....no

Dallas Tx4Life
07-16-2010, 05:33 AM
I think it's a better idea to just stick with the 2 superstars in Pau and Kobe for now. The main problem that I think the Heat made was getting Bosh as well as Wade and Bron... If they only had the two superstars, they could fill the rest of the roster out with Bynum, Artest and Odom type players...

Supa
07-16-2010, 07:28 AM
Actually I dont know about that. He made a good point. He said he's a good stand still shooter, which means he can hit his shot, without having the ball in his hands and vice versa with Kobe. Its not as bad as some of you are making it out to be. Its not gonna happen, but had to put my point in.

Carmelo can create his own shot, he doesn't need the advantage Kobe creates with being double teamed; catch-and-shoot player (such as Blake) can be had for much cheaper than Carmelo.

Also his assist/TO ratio is about 1:1, which is quite poor.

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Raidaz4Life
07-16-2010, 08:10 AM
Carmelo can create his own shot, he doesn't need the advantage Kobe creates with being double teamed; catch-and-shoot player (such as Blake) can be had for much cheaper than Carmelo.

Also his assist/TO ratio is about 1:1, which is quite poor.

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So is Durant's but that doesn't mean he wouldn't be a good fit on this team. I really don't see how people don't think Melo would be a solid sit on this team? He would fit just fine by hitting the open shot or drawing attention away from Kobe/Gasol by his ability to create his own shot. Its not like he is a player that has to have the ball in his hands like Lebron and Wade. Now don't get me wrong I am not saying that I want or believe he will be on this team because as I have previously stated, this scenario is near impossible and I'm not entirely sure why this thread is still open. But at the same time I'm not going to write him off as not a good fit would he would clearly fit just fine.

I could definitely see him having a more defined Glen Rice role, a player who also had a poor career assist/TO ratio.

Cimos21
07-16-2010, 08:25 AM
The Lakers have had 1 of the top 3 players in the league every year since Shaq signed, and before that we had Magic and Kareem. Magics career got cut short, and the Lakers were unable to plan for that, which is why we had the years of Van Exel, Cambell, Vlade, Eddie Jones, Ceballos, etc. What I am getting at is that Jerry Bus and his GM make sure that the Lakers have one of the best players in the league every year. Kobe still has at least 5 years left in the tank as a top tier player, but the Lakers are going to have to start thinking about who is going to be that guy once Kobe gets too old. I actually think that Kobe will stay one of the best players in the league for at least 3-4 more years. I have a feeling that the Lakers will not try to draft another Kobe, but instead sign a big name once Kobe's current contract is up. I am not sure about Melo, but I do think we will sign Durant when Kobe's contract is up. We can resign Kobe as an off ball shooter and leader, but for a smaller contract.

As for Carmelo coming here next year...will only happen if the Lakers lose to the Heat in the finals. Lakers won't make that big of a trade unless they dont win the ship.

Supa
07-16-2010, 08:38 AM
So is Durant's but that doesn't mean he wouldn't be a good fit on this team. I really don't see how people don't think Melo would be a solid sit on this team? He would fit just fine by hitting the open shot or drawing attention away from Kobe/Gasol by his ability to create his own shot. Its not like he is a player that has to have the ball in his hands like Lebron and Wade. Now don't get me wrong I am not saying that I want or believe he will be on this team because as I have previously stated, this scenario is near impossible and I'm not entirely sure why this thread is still open. But at the same time I'm not going to write him off as not a good fit would he would clearly fit just fine.

I could definitely see him having a more defined Glen Rice role, a player who also had a poor career assist/TO ratio.

Blake was brought in exactly for his high assist/TO ratio as well as his catch-and-shoot ability. He is a good fit for the triangle. He cost 4 million a year.

Turning Carmelo into a catch-and-shoot player like Rice is a waste of talent and money.

Lakers have enough scoring talents, and don't need his scoring and his turn-overs.

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Raidaz4Life
07-16-2010, 08:58 AM
Blake was brought in exactly for his high assist/TO ratio as well as his catch-and-shoot ability. He is a good fit for the triangle. He cost 4 million a year.

Turning Carmelo into a catch-and-shoot player like Rice is a waste of talent and money.

Lakers have enough scoring talents, and don't need his scoring and his turn-overs.

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Blake IS a PG so its a little different. I'm not saying to turn Carmelo into a pure catch and shoot type of player considering that would be a waste of his talent but that could definitely be a huge part of his game as well as his ability to get guys open by creating his own shot. You reference his high turnovers but that is generally what happens when you handle the ball a lot. His position in the Denver offense does not require him to be a passer which is why his assists are rather low. If his turnovers were abnormally high I might see your point but for a superstar they are fairly standard. I really don't even know why we are having this conversation considering there is about a 2% chance that we see Carmelo in a Lakers uniform next year.

TFATLizard
07-16-2010, 09:23 AM
Lakers need their heir to Kobe's Thrown. We regularly get our best players via trade or FA. like say Wilt, Kareem, Shaq, & we traded to get Kobe after the draft. Melo could be a nice Heir. He has the Killer instinct I love in my stars. Remember when he was in Syracuse. I was hoping for trade for Wade or James in next couple years, but that's not happening now, so Melo is next best option.

Cimos21
07-16-2010, 10:04 AM
Lakers vs Heat Analysis:
Lakers
PG - Fisher / Blake
SG - Kobe
SF - Artest
PF - Gasol
C - Bynum

Heat
PG - Chalmers
SG - Wade
SF - Bron-bron
PF - Bosh
C - Z

The Heats lineup (and team are not set) but the only other thing I could see is moving Miller into the starting lineup and going with Wade at the 1 Bron at the 2 and Bosh at C and Haslem at the 4. For this argument let's go with the first lineup I listed.

As talented as the Heat are as individual players, this starting lineup provides a more balanced and overall attack defensively and offensively. Position by position, the Lakers have the Heat beat in every position defensively. Lebron and Wade are excellent defenders, but neither are at Kobe and Artests level. Wade has never been an NBA All-Defensive First teamer, and Lebron only made the All-Defensive First team last year. Kobe is a perennial winner, and Artest has won multiple times. Whoever starts alongside Bosh (Haslem / Z) will not be as good as the Bynum / Gasol combo defensively. I don't even need to talk about Mario Chalmers....

Offensively, the only position that the Heat are better (and significantly better they are) is at SF. I think most people would put Kobe ahead of DWade offensively, but I think Wade has some good game, so for the purposes of this analysis, let's say that they are even at that position. Again, I am not even going to talk about Mario Chalmers and Fisher / Blake. As for PF, Gasol has more in his arsenal than Bosh, but Bosh is probably more athletic. I think most people would put Gasol ahead of Bosh offensively, but let's say they are equal again. At Center, Bynum is light years ahead of Z, Haslem, or whoever else they plug and play at the 5.

That leaves us with the Lakers PG and C better offensively than the Heat, but the Heat SF much better offensively than the Lakers. Do these even out? Considering Lebron's talent, most people would say no, but I think that if Bynum is 100% it does even out. For the purposes of this argument let's say it doesn't even out and that the Miami Heat are better offensively, but not by much.

Even if the Heat are better offensively, they are arguably worse defensively, and cannot even compare to the Lakers on the boards. As for the benches, the Heat don't have anyone close to Odom's talent, but I won't sell the Heat short, they are putting together a better bench than I originally thought they would be able to.

All in all, Lakers win a 7 game series against the Heat.

xbrackattackx
07-16-2010, 10:38 AM
Mello would be great he is a pure scorer that would take the pressure off Pau and Kobe and it would be scary...

I would like to see this line up, For scoring purposes not defensive stops.

Kobe
Mello
Artest
Odom
Gasol

Frezhnitz
07-16-2010, 11:43 AM
That would be awesome.

LA_Raiders
07-16-2010, 12:19 PM
That would be crazy, but for the good of the sport I hope it doesnt happen...

2nd toughts, I hope it does happen, LeBroom ruined it already, so WTF? Lets get him...

Odom/Puke & Machine exp

Playa4life
07-16-2010, 12:40 PM
We will see after we win CHAMPIONSIHP # 3!! but Melo will be good addition I like Melo... but we will have to give up Ron ron, Odom possible and sum role players. its a possibile but all comes down to $$$ and If melo wana play with Kobe he know as long is KOBE is there its his TEAM regardless of AGE!! coz Mamba have destroyed every comparison that have come to his way LeChoke, Vince, McGrady, Penny, Hill and many more............so I doubt Melo coming to LA.

New Power House
07-16-2010, 03:21 PM
The Lakers have had 1 of the top 3 players in the league every year since Shaq signed, and before that we had Magic and Kareem. Magics career got cut short, and the Lakers were unable to plan for that, which is why we had the years of Van Exel, Cambell, Vlade, Eddie Jones, Ceballos, etc. What I am getting at is that Jerry Bus and his GM make sure that the Lakers have one of the best players in the league every year. Kobe still has at least 5 years left in the tank as a top tier player, but the Lakers are going to have to start thinking about who is going to be that guy once Kobe gets too old. I actually think that Kobe will stay one of the best players in the league for at least 3-4 more years. I have a feeling that the Lakers will not try to draft another Kobe, but instead sign a big name once Kobe's current contract is up. I am not sure about Melo, but I do think we will sign Durant when Kobe's contract is up. We can resign Kobe as an off ball shooter and leader, but for a smaller contract.

As for Carmelo coming here next year...will only happen if the Lakers lose to the Heat in the finals. Lakers won't make that big of a trade unless they dont win the ship.

Bynum and Odom's best motivation to perform next season. Do it or bump!:D

New Power House
07-16-2010, 03:23 PM
Actually I dont know about that. He made a good point. He said he's a good stand still shooter, which means he can hit his shot, without having the ball in his hands and vice versa with Kobe. Its not as bad as some of you are making it out to be. Its not gonna happen, but had to put my point in.

If you watch the times where they have played together ,they have been very successful.

New Power House
07-16-2010, 03:35 PM
Blake was brought in exactly for his high assist/TO ratio as well as his catch-and-shoot ability. He is a good fit for the triangle. He cost 4 million a year.

Turning Carmelo into a catch-and-shoot player like Rice is a waste of talent and money.

Lakers have enough scoring talents, and don't need his scoring and his turn-overs.

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Any player of that caliber that the Lakers ever bring to the team would be with the eye of getting a player that can come and eventually take over Kobe's throne. Melo will play Melo's game and Kobe will play Kobe's game and both will take turns dominating,just like the other two in Miami will. Gasol is the advantage that Lakers will have,because I think Gasol is a better player than Bosh is. Now if Bynum comes next season and returns to at least the level that we witnessed before his three injuries,then Lakers will send Odom and pieces for another impact player. Odom is on the call here to stop his inconsistency once and for all,because if Melo decides to come he will be the first to go.:D

Wilson
07-16-2010, 03:45 PM
Here is the link. It is definately bleacher report

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/420745-nba-trade-rumors-carmelo-anthony-to-the-lakers-could-it-happen

Thanks. The article is named as a rumour, but cites no sources. Being a Bleacher Report rumour which cites no sources is extremely unreliable and is probably false, so I'm going to close this.

Sorry I wasn't here at the time I said I would be last night guys.